Bienvenido al corazon de Espana

Bienvenido al corazon de Espana

Bienvenido al corazon de Espana

Welcome to the Heart of Spain

Segovia is a place of romance, a living legacy of the past in an inspiring setting.

It sits atop a rocky hilltop and this historic walled town has some of the most amazing views and monuments. One of them being the Roman aqueduct, thenย the fairy-tale castle and awe-inspiring cathedral.
Segovia is rich with cultural heritage and complex history from the Romans of old to the medieval Moorish period during Queen Isabella’s reign around 1474. The city of Segovia itself is one of the main attractions with it’s old world cobblestone streets located in Old Town, and ancient alleyways which charming squares. There are always plenty of narrow lanes where you’ll find artisan boutiques, cafes and all type of other shops.
The Roman aqueduct is a symbol of Segovia and it provides the most amazing backdrop for this historic city. This structure has stood the test of time enduring 2 millennia and is in well preserved condition. It was built during the “Flavio” period around 50 AD and it’s channeled water 17 kilometers from the Acebeda River in the Sierra de Fuenfria mountains through a deep valley to the ancient city.
The Roman aqueduct is a symbol of Segovia and it provides the most amazing backdrop for this historic city. This structure has stood the test of time enduring 2 millennia and is in well preserved condition. It was built during the “Flavio” period around 50 AD and it’s channeled water 17 kilometers from the Acebeda River in the Sierra de Fuenfria mountains through a deep valley to the ancient city.
Another awesome structure that can be found in this quaint town is Alcazar castle. It’s a fortress that stands above the city on steep-sided rocky crag. From the vantage point the views of it’s surroundings are most amazing. Part of the reason for this location was for military purposes and not allowing the enemy an easy target. It dates back to the 12th century and it was the residence of King Alfonso VIII. When you see Alcazar, you immediately think about Disney.
One other great monument of this city is the 15th century monastery that was founded by Henry IV of Spain. Amidst the rolling hills sits this peaceful retreat in nature. With it’s main chapel and the tower is crowned with Renaissance ornamentation. Around the altarpiece are elaborate alabaster monuments to the Marquises of Villena who were patrons of the monastery.
One of the most beautiful cities in all of Spain, about an hour by train outside of Madrid, Segovia is definitely a must see attraction.
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