Spain Cities: Segovia

The administrative center of the province of the same name, the city of Segovia (Segovia) lies on a rocky hill, 90 km north-west of Madrid. One of the three oldest cities "Madrid Ring", Founded by the Romans in the 90th BC. NS. On the site of the Celtic city of Segazig, he was known in the Middle Ages as the Royal Resort, the residence of the Great Inquisitor and Castilic Cortes (Parliament). The city is relatively small, due to the concentration of historical monuments here is simply an outstanding – almost the whole of the old part of Segovia is one big open-air museum. It is not surprising that since 1985 the historic center of Segovia is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Giant Roman Aqueduct (II-I BB is considered a visiting card of Segovia. to N. NS.), built from huge granite blocks without the use of any solution! At the same time, 166 of its arched spans have a length of 728 meters at a height of 28 meters and therefore literally dominated over the city. Nearby are the Ceramics Museum of Daniel Souloaga in the old Church of San Juan de Los Cabaloo, Kasa de Los Picos Mansion (XV in.), the old bread exchange of Alchongid, the ensemble of San Martin Square with the Palace of Markisa Losoya, Torreon de Losoya tower (XIV in.), Kasa de las Cadenas mansion (XIII-XV centuries.), the statue of the folk hero Juan Bravo, the Church of San Martin (XII in.) and the museum of contemporary art on the north side; Puerto Madrid Gate, Conte Hasta Palace (XV in.), the old synagogue (now – the Church of the Women’s Monastery of Corps Christie), as well as the Church of Cristo del Mercado (XV in.), Santa Eulalia (XII-XVII centuries.) and la-trinidad (XII in., Brighter Romanesque Style Sample in Segovia).

The city’s main square dominates the Cathedral (1525-1577.) with a small artistic museum, archive and library. On the opposite side of the area, the Church of San Miguel rises, in which in 1474 Isabella was crowned by the queen of Castile, and the town hall was located nearby (1622 g.) And theater "Juan Bravo" (1918 G.). Just below the Calya Daais you can see the Church of San Andres (XII in.), a small house-museum of one of the best poets of Spain early XII century Antonio Machado, Monastery Santa Isabel (XVI in.), Bruharia Museum (dedicated to the history of witchcraft), Palace Palace del Marquez del Arco (XV in.), small park, fragments of urban walls (VIII-XV centuries.) and the main decoration of the city – extraordinary in its architecture and finishing the fortress Alcazar (1122 g.). In the Kasa-Idalgo mansion (1500 g.) Now there is an art museum Roder Robles, and in the Romanesque church San Quirch (XII in.) The Academy of History and Arts is located.

Segovia – an excellent place for walking. Following the bypass road along the south side of the city, you can see the magnificent types of the cathedral and the fortress, as well as the adjacent valley. The road returns on the other side of the fortress, passing around Convention de Los Carmelitas, or San Juan de la Cruz, and the Church of the Maltese Order of La Vera Cruz (1208 g.) – One of the most beautiful religious structures of Segovia. Then you can go to the Dela Parral monastic complex (1447 g.), according to the trees, Alley to rise to the monastery of Convento de San Antonio El Real (1455 g.), see the academy of artillery in the building of the Old Franciscan Monastery (XVI-XIX centuries.), Santa Cruz La Real Monastery (XVI in.), House controller (XV in.), La-Kasa de Los Picos mansion (XV in.) and the Episcopal Palace (XVI in.), visit the Church of San Lorenzo (XI in.), San Milian with a beautiful Mojarab Tower and open porticoes, San Juan de Los Caballeros (XI in., There is no noble citizens here, including the legendary liberators of Madrid – Fernan Garcia and Dia Sans), San Esteban (XIII in., The bell tower of the church has a height of 53 m), San Salvador (XVI in.) and San Husto (XII in.) Next to the aqueduct, as well as the Church and College of La Companiya (XII-XVI centuries.).

Immediately outside the city feature, you can see a simple church of San Marcos (XI in.) And all the same church of Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, the sanctuary of Santairio-Noustore-Senora de la Fuencisla (XVI-XVII centuries.) in honor of the saint patroness of the city and the Carmelitian Monastery of San Jose (XVI in.). It is worth visiting the summer palaces of Bourbons and La Grant Gardens (San Ildafo de la Granha, 10 km southeast of the city in the Madrid Road), as well as another Royal Palace in Riofrio (12 km west of La Granha, the collection of tapestries The XVI century, located in the palaces, is considered one of the best in the world). Norther Segovia can be found castles of Coca and Medina del Campo (they are considered one of the most impressive in Spain), as well as castles in a pedestal, Turkino and Caullar and a whole chain of defensive structures on the Duero River.

Reviews and studies of trips

Segovia: Alcazar

Alcazar Segovia looks so fabulous and even toy that they say that it was he who became the prototype of the Palace of Disney Cinderella Palace. In the form of the castle resembles a ship. Read more →

Cities of Spain Segovia

sveta scorpic | Summer 2015

La Granja de San Ildefonso – Semana Santa

Having been in the Segovia last year, I made a noteworthy for myself that it would be necessary to visit the country residence of the Spanish Kings – La Granja de San Ildefonso. Read more →

AlexBabin | April 2014


Before Segovia can be reached in 2 ways: by train from Chamartin station (27 min on the way) or by bus from Florida station, m. Principe Pio (75 min on foot). The bus walks every 45 minutes (platform 7), train and less frequently. Read more →

Cities of Spain Segovia

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