The magnificent city of Segovia is a World Heritage City due to its numerous ancient buildings, fascinating historical and cultural traditions. With a population of only 55,000 inhabitants, easy-going Segovia has warm weather that invites you to take a walk and explore at any time of day. The city is located northwest of Madrid, in the Castile and Leon region of central Spain.
Centuries of settlements have resulted in a magnificent architectural heritage, including:
- The walls of the Castilian city of Segovia are built of many different materials, and some parts are ancient and have been heavily renovated in the following centuries. From the Alcázar to the Gate of Santiago, there are two circular towers and one rectangular.
- Romanesque churches give the city a charming, human-like dimension. More than a dozen architecturally significant parish churches call you to explore Segovia’s past and present.
- The iconic Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, nicknamed El Puente, Spanish for the “The Bridge.” It is a water-pipe structure built under the Roman emperor Trajan and is still in use today, conveying water for over 10 miles.
Whilst exploring Segovia’s museum-like streets, take a moment to divulge in their delicious cuisine. There are many excellent restaurants and cafés, including those with traditional brick ovens. The city is widely known for its cochinillo asado, a roasted suckling pig – a delicacy you should not dare miss.
If you would like to learn more about Segovia, read Guide to Visiting Segovia by Madrid Discovery.