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Things To Do In Segovia In One Day: A Day Trip From Madrid To Segovia

Segovia is a small and historic city, just an hour drive north of Madrid making it the perfect day trip destination.

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 from Madrid or weekend getaway spot. Stroll through Segovia with our 3km Walking Travel Guide. In this Guide you will find the best things to do in Segovia, Spain in one day.

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The best things to do in Segovia in one day:

1. Take a photo of the 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.

The Aqueduct of Segovia is one of the most famous Roman Monuments in Europe and main landmark of Segovia. The stones of the aqueduct are not held together by mortar or cement.

Fun Fact: It kept providing water to the city until the mid-1800’s.

2. Casa de los Picos

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.

3. Iglesia de San Martín

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

4. 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.

5. Visit The Catedral de Segovia

Catedral de Segovia

The Segovia Cathedral is a massive Gothic cathedral at the corner of the Plaza Mayor. The inside of the cathedral will leave you speechless with its stunning marble statues and beautiful tapestries.
The entrance fee is 3 euros for the cathedral and 7 euros to go up the tower.

6. Alcázar de Segovia

Alcázar de Segovia

Before entering the Alcazar, a World Heritage Site, 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.
  • Church of Vera Cruz: It is a Romanesque churches built in 1208 by the Knights Templar to house a fragment of the True Cross. 
  • Real Casa de la Moneda: The museum tells you all about the history of money, from its origins to its diverse production methods. You will also be able to view the machinery and tools used by the employees of the Spanish Royal Mint.

Fun Fact: The Alcazar de Segovia along with Neuschwanstein in Germany inspired the Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle.

7. Torre de Juan II

The Torre de Juan II has one of the most beautiful views in Seville. It is worth going every step.

8. City Wall of Segovia

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.

9. Judería of Segovia

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. In fact, it was one of the richest communities in all of Castile.

10. 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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thomas J bohinc

Monday 26th of November 2018

I would like to know more about this: "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."

Does anyone have a map ?

Vyjay

Monday 10th of October 2016

This holds the promise of a wonderful walk. I would love to stroll around Segovia and take in the charming town and the magnificent sights.

Lee @ BaldThoughts

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

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.

Travel To Blank

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

That is exactly why we focus on walking travel guides! The best way to experience any city is walking through and exploring the hidden gems.

Cathy

Thursday 29th of September 2016

Great tour of the area. Nice to have it mapped out how to hit the beautiful spots!

Rob

Thursday 29th of September 2016

I love the architecture. It seems so different from the rest of Spain. I suppose that's the Moorish influence. Really cool city!