Just 50 mi (80 km) north of Madrid, Segovia transports you back to a distant time in history. From its ancient Roman aqueduct to its 13th century castle, this city is full of symbols representing its inhabitants of the past. 

Originally established by the Romans, Segovia later became a summer retreat for Spanish monarchs to hide away in their castle on the hillside. The castle, known as the "Alcazar", was destroyed in the 19th century and rebuilt in the fairytale fashion we see today. It is even rumored to have inspired the fanciful castle of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

Another landmark of Segovia is the cathedral, built in the late Gothic style with many flourishes and adornments to its exterior. Taking nearly 200 years to complete, the cathedral is a monument to the end of the Gothic era and a symbol of Spain's devout Catholic roots, boasting beautiful sculptures and altarpieces. 

Practical Info

A great day trip from Madrid, Segovia is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital. An organized tour will get you there without the hassle of bus and train schedules and will help you to navigate this vibrant city. And be sure to bring your walking shoes - the main road through Segovia, known locally as Calle Real, is open to pedestrians only and connects the city's major sights.

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Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid

4.5 star rating: Recommended 972 Reviews

Soak up Spain's fascinating history and legendary culture on an Avila and Segovia day trip from Madrid. Explore the walled city of Avila, Spain’s ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.97

Skip the Line: Segovia, Ávila and El Escorial Monastery Day Trip from Madrid

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Skip the line at three of Spain’s most fascinating UNESCO-listed sites on an exciting excursion from Madrid. With an expert guide, walk around the medieval ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.57

Hot-Air Balloon Ride over Toledo or Segovia with Optional Transport from Madrid

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

See the sun rise around you on an exciting hot-air balloon ride over one of Spain’s gorgeous medieval cities: Toledo or Segovia! Choose the city you want to ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $193.10

Small-Group Pedraza and Segovia Tour from Madrid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

This small-group tour is limited to 20 people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.43

Private Tour: Segovia Day Trip from Madrid

Experience a trip back in time to the Roman era on this 8-hour private day trip to Segovia. Leave Madrid behind and travel to this ancient Roman city, a UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.85

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