Segovia- a journey back in time

Segovia: A City Full of History, Beautiful Views, and Great Food

Located an hour north of Madrid, Segovia is a charming city with a rich history and culture. With beautiful views, ancient architecture, and delicious food, it is a must-visit destination for any traveler.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at what Segovia has to offer.

Arriving in Segovia

As soon as you arrive in Segovia, you’ll be greeted by the impressive 2000-year-old Roman aqueduct that still stands tall and proud, as a testament to the city’s rich history. This aqueduct is one of the main attractions of the city and is a must-see. Just next to the aqueduct, you’ll find a few restaurants and bars. However, don’t be lazy, make the extra effort to go up the steps and look at it from the top. The view is worth it!

As you stroll through the city’s small alleys and roads, you will come across a variety of different architectural styles, ranging from medieval, gothic to moorish influences. The city is past the mountains of Madrid, so in the winter, it can be quite cold. However, The city boasts several beautiful parks, a university, and a number of cozy little bars that offer a wide variety of delicious drinks and snacks which makes it a beautiful city to visit any time of the year.

The main square next to the cathedral is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink or some ice cream on a sunny day, while soaking up the bustling village-like atmosphere.

La Plaza Mayor

The main square, Plaza Mayor, next to the cathedral, is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink or some ice cream on a sunny day, while soaking up the bustling village-like atmosphere. The cathedral was built in the 16th century and is one of the last Gothic cathedrals built in Europe.

El Alcazar

El Alcazar is the castle and is our favorite spot in Segovia. It is beautiful, and even if you don’t go inside, the castle is a sight to behold from the outside. The walls of the castle, both inside and outside, are fully adorned with decoration, clearly showcasing the moorish influence that remained. It is said that Walt Disney got partially inspired by this castle for the design of the Disney castle, although when I looked at the model, it also gave me strong Hogwarts vibes.

 

For those who do decide to venture inside, there are tickets available to visit the top of the castle, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding countryside.

Once inside take your time to soak in the breathtaking sights and appreciate the history of this magnificent castle, both inside and out.

Note: If you´re planning to go up to the tower, it’s important to note that there are a lot of narrow stairs to climb. So, if you’re someone who experiences claustrophobia or discomfort in tight spaces, it may not be the best idea to attempt the climb. However, if you’re up for the challenge, the view from the top is truly magnificent and well worth the effort!

Buying Tickets

For those who are interested in exploring the castle, there is a building located on the left-hand side where you can purchase entrance tickets. You can take a look at the prices here before you go.

Dog-Friendly

If you’re like me and love bringing your dog on your adventures, then you’ll need to know that Segovia is not a dog-friendly city. If you go with your dog, be prepared to sit outside on the terrace when you want to grab a drink or a bite to eat. This is very nice if the weather is good, but on a cold day, it may not be the best idea to bring your furry friend along.

 

In conclusion, Segovia is a beautiful city full of history, culture, and delicious food. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or just looking for a picturesque getaway, Segovia is a destination that should not be missed.

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