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Europe Travel: Segovia, Spain in a Day — Activity Recommendations

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This is a list of activity recommendations for a day in Segovia, Spain.


The basics

  • Segovia, Spain
  • Travel to Segovia from Madrid, a one hour, fifteen minute trip.
  • Stay in Old Town, Segovia

Map of Locations

At-a-glance activities per day

Segovia

Activity

Day 1

Walking Tour of Old Town
Roman Aqueduct
Segovia Cathedral
Alcazar

Day 2

Vera Cruz Church
Depart for Avila, Spain

Segovia’s UNESCO World Heritage site

Location

Significance

Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

The Roman aqueduct in Segovia, dating to A.D. 50, is remarkable due to its civil engineering prowess. The aqueduct remains in excellent condition and is centered in the Old City. The Alcázar, dates back to the 11th century, and the Gothic cathedral to the 16th century.


Day 1: Arrive to Madrid & settle in

Arrive to Segovia from Madrid. Drop your bags off to the hotel and walk to the Old Town Square. Walk from the Roman Aqueduct to the Segovia Cathedral and tour inside. Finish the tour with the Alcazar and return to Old City.

Map of Locations

Roman Aqueduct: The Roman aqueduct in Segovia, dating to A.D. 50, is remarkable due to its civil engineering prowess. The aqueduct remains in excellent condition and is centered in the Old City. The aqueduct spans 2,950 ft. and is 94 ft. tall at its highest point. There are 167 arches supported by pillars and its granite blocks are held together by balance, not mortar.
Segovia Cathedral: The last Gothic style Cathedral built in Spain. It has 21 cathedrals and a 288 foot bell tower.
Alcazar: This site, along with Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, is rumored to have been inspiration for Disneyland. It was formerly a fort turned palace, dating back to the 12th century.

Day 2: Wake up early, stop through Vera Cruz Church and depart to Avila

Map of Locations

Vera Cruz Church: A Romanesque church outside of Segovia


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