Segovia

Segovia is a town in Spain, known for its Aqueduct. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Get in

View of Segovia from the Alcázar.

The city of Segovia is located 50 miles from Madrid and is only one hour away by bus, two hours by train (Cercanias) or thirty minutes by AVE (high speed train). Note that it shares its name with the province of which it is the capital.

Buses between Segovia and Madrid run once or twice an hour depending on time of day. In Madrid, they arrive/depart from Moncloa bus station. The Segovia bus station is on Paseo de Ezequiel Gonzalez, near the Aqueduct. In December 2007, a new high-speed train line was opened connecting Segovia to many Spanish cities, in particular Madrid (30 minutes) and Valladolid (40 minutes). The new AVE (high-speed train) station is called Segovia-Guiomar and is 5km from the city, with a bus link every 15 minutes from the aqueduct.

Trains to Segovia from Madrid are typically an extension of the C-8b suburban rail line (beyond Cercedilla), and cost around €6 for a one-way ticket. You can board a train heading for Segovia from several stations in Madrid (e.g. Atocha and Chamartin). Bus number 8 takes you from the train station to town centre. The train ride from Madrid is beautiful. Look out for the bulls!

Get around

The walled Old Town is easily accessible on foot. There is a tourism office at the foot of the Roman Aqueduct and a travel office on the Plaza Mayor.

See

Segovia Aqueduct

Do

Casa de los Picos (15th century)

Buy

You can buy nice pottery, typical not only of Segovia but of Castilla as a whole. Take a look at the botijos, for storing fresh water.

Eat

Segovia has many of the same famous dishes as the rest of Castilla. There are several dishes that are worth trying:

The typical restaurants in Segovia (and in Castilla as a whole) are called mesones. There are some examples:

You will find also another kind of restaurants:

Also, try the local desserts. The ponche segoviano and the natillas are something you will not forget. You will find the original ponche at: Pasteleria El Alcazar. Look for it in the Plaza Mayor.

You will find also excellent restaurants in all the Segovia province. For example:

Drink

Try the red wine and the "Ribera del Duero" in particular. There are also good white wines which are perfect with a good fish dish. If you have to drive, the bottled water is also excellent. Moreover, for people who like them, strong liquors are offered at the end of a good meal, after the almost mandatory coffee. Segovia city also has the DYC whisky distillery. The 10 year old whisky has a good reputation among the local population.

Near the Plaza del Azoguejo you will find a number of nice bars.

Sleep

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