Stroll through Segovia, Spain: A 3km Walking Travel Guide

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Segovia is a small and historic city, just an hour drive north of Madrid, Spain. You can explore its rich history through its remaining architecture including medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and most notably its Roman aqueduct. This cute city makes for a perfect day trip or weekend getaway spot. Stroll through Segovia with our 3km Walking Travel Guide.

Segovia Walking Guide

Top 9 Attractions in Segovia

Aqueduct of Segovia

Aqueduct of Segovia, Espana

We start our tourist route from here. In the plaza there is a information spot where they can facilitate you a map and give you more information about the touristic spots.

Casa de los Picos

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Casa de los Picos is the most famous house in Segovia. It is worth stopping to snap a photo of its interesting facade covered with granite blocks carved into pyramid shapes.

Iglesia de San Martín

Iglesia de San Martín y Torreón de Lozoya.Segovia.

The Iglesia de San Martín is a beautiful Romanesque structure with atriums surrounding it on three sides.

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor is the main plaza of historic Segovia. Surrounding the plaza is a varied assortment of buildings and cafe. Every Thursday there is a fair in the square, where you can buy clothing, food, vegetables, flowers etc.

Catedral de Segovia

Catedral de Segovia

It is a massive cathedral at the corner of the Plaza Mayor.  The fees are 3 euros  for the entrance and 7 euros if you want to go to the tower.

Alcázar de Segovia

Alcázar de Segovia

Before entering the Alcazar there is a great view of the valley outside of the city. The Alcázar of Segovia was originally built as an Arab fortress, with its exact creation story unknown. The most famous rooms in the castle are the the Hall of the Throne and the Hall of Kings. Make sure you head to the top of the Alcazar to get a panoramic view of Segovia and the surrounding hills.
There is also a path you can hike to the Real Casa de la Moneda, Monasterio de Santa María del Parral, Iglesia de San Marcos, Iglesia de Vera Cruz, and Convento de las Carmelitas descalzos.

City Wall

City Wall puerta s. andres Segovia

After leaving the Alcazar we walked next to the wall of the city. At Puerta de San Andrés there is a tourist information office, where you can get an entrance code to go up onto a section of the the city walls.

Judería

Jewish Quarter segovia

Walking back towards the center of the city, we passed through the Judería, or Jewish quarter. It was once home to an active and lively Jewish community until there expulsion from Spain in 1492.

Centro Didáctico de la Judería

It is a small informative experience about the historical Jewish community of Segovia and Jewish medieval culture. 

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19 thoughts on “Stroll through Segovia, Spain: A 3km Walking Travel Guide

  1. I love this post. Walking the streets of old cities is one of my favorite parts of travel. I’ll definitely be bookmarking this one for our eventual trip to Spain. I’ve been wanting to go there since i was a little kid!

  2. The architecture in Segovia looks incredible! I’ve never heard of this place before but it looks very quaint & right up my alley, it’s awesome, thanks for sharing!

  3. I love being able to walk cities rather than driving. I think you get such a better feel for the history and culture of a city when you can stroll and take your time while walking. So many things you’d pass right by and never notice if you weren’t walking.

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