Segovia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site bursting with historical landmarks, located just 30 minutes (by train) from Madrid.
We arrived in Segovia from Chamartin in Madrid around 11:30am and the buses located directly outside the train station take you towards the city centre – around 15 minutes away. The city is relatively small so I was told the journey to visit most of the famous historical sites would take only 30 minutes while stopping to look at tourist attractions.
We visited :
- The Roman Aqueduct of Segovia was built during the 1st Century to supply water and stands at 28.5 meters tall. It’s one of most ancient structures in Spain and it’s breathtaking to look at. It’s one of the most popular historical sites in Spain because it’s so well-conserved.
- Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción y de San Frutos de Segovia
- Antonio Machado House-Museum
- Andrés Laguna House in the Jewish Quarter
- San Andrês Gate
- The City Wall
- And most importantly, the Alcázar. Dating back to the XIIth century, the Alcazár has been one of the famous palace residences for the crown of Castile. The palace is absolutely beautiful and looks like something out of a film (and is said to have inspired the Walt Disney Cinderella castle).
The whole city has such a unique/cultural feel to it and it was really peaceful on a Sunday afternoon. I don’t think the pictures do it justice but the views were incredible. The Aqueduct was the first landmark and then you make your way through the small streets where there’s over 60 monuments/museums/sights to see. The Alcázar is the furthest away from the bus stop, right at the end of the city walls so we came across some interesting sights on our way.
I’d recommend everyone in Madrid to go on a day-trip to Segovia!