Segovia Travel Guide

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    songs from 19th century!
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    Roman Aqueduct
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  • View of Segovia from Alcazar
    View of Segovia from Alcazar
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Segovia Things to Do

  • Look for wildlife

    Pair of Storks nesting on church.Storks are large long legged,long necked wading birds with long stout bills. Storks are mute.There are 19 species of stork. They are known for nesting high up on buildings.

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  • St Lozoya tower

    14th-16th century. A house fortress , now houses several exhibition rooms for Caja Segovia. Tower was built has part of a Palace for family Lozoya.in the spanish city of Segovia.

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  • Plaza Mayor

    Open square , there used to be a church in the middle. Theatre on one side. Plaza Mayor are a feature of nearly all spanish cities..Centre of all thats going on.

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Segovia Hotels

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  • Infanta Isabel Hotel

    This hotel, located right on Plaza Mayor, is comfortable with large (by European standards) rooms...

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  • Los Arcos Hotel

    Un hotel muy recomendable, lo escogimos por las fotos y la oferta para una escapada de descanso y...

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  • Parador

    The views from the hotel though are second to none, and there is a dining room with a huge glass...

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  • Meson De Candido

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    Ya se nota el calor y apetece más comer fuera, fuimos hasta Segovia para comer cochinillo y tuvimos la suerte de tener sitio en cándido y encima en la terraza. Comer casi debajo del acueducto fue formidable, pocos tienen una terraza tan grande y con tan buenas vistas, y ucho menos el cochinillo tan rico

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  • la mejor terraza

    Ya se nota el calor y apetece más comer fuera, fuimos hasta Segovia para comer cochinillo y tuvimos la suerte de tener sitio en cándido y encima en la terraza.Comer casi debajo del acueducto fue formidable, pocos tienen una terraza tan grande y con tan buenas vistas, y ucho menos el cochinillo tan rico

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  • great

    Merece la pena la visita, Segovia tiene un patrimonio cultural del que poco se conoce, como ciudad es espléndida, y su gastronomía es una de las mas valoradas en España.Una de sus delicias más internacionales es el cochinillo, el pionero en este arte culinario fue Cándido y a lo largo de décadas se ha seguido manteniendo en los primeros puestos.Es...

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Segovia Nightlife

  • una cerveza por favor!

    This beautiful small pub was a great surprise for me. We were wondering around small streets behind San Milan church. It was a hot afternoon and I wanted a place with a cold beer when we saw LA ESCALERA pub just a few steps below the street that goes to plaza Mayor. t was a great afternoon! On the screen we watched the match Turkey-Czech Reb 3-2...

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  • Irish Bars

    There are two Irish bars just off the plaza mayor in Segovia, Canavans and the Limerick. Neither are particularly Irish, nor was the Guinness particularly good in my experience.

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Segovia Transportation

  • Take the La Sepulvedana bus to Segovia

    I took the green La Sepulvedana bus from Madrid's Moncloa bus station to Segovia. Moncloa is easily reachable via the metro. Use the yellow Line 3 from Sol or Callao.The return ticket should be bought at the booth at Moncloa. Signs point you to it from the metro station. From there, go up the escalator to join the queue for the bus. The return...

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  • To Segovia by train.

    I believe the most convenient way to get Segovia from Madrid is to take a train at Chamartin Rail Way Station. It takes about only twenty nine minutes to get Segovia from Madrid by train. You can also get Segovia by the train from Valladolid we did. It took us only thirty five minutes. Rail way station Segovia AV is not big but quite comfortable to...

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  • Train

    I had arrived from Irun by AVE fast train at Segovia AVE station, the first thing i saw were cows grasing in a field, has the ave station is out of town, then the bus arrived that meets the train. Number 11 bus goes to the Aqueduct, and number 12 to bus station. This station is way out of town so you need the bus. The train i had left was going to...

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Segovia Shopping

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  • Pastelería El Alcázar (Segovia, Spain)

    Sweets You should not buy anything from these racists.I walked in today. A woman was sitting down behind the counter and just yelled "closed" at me. I had not even spoken a word (in English or Spanish). The sign on the door said "abierto", so I said should I turn it to "cerrado" if you are closed. She said "no" and I thought nothing of it. As I...

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  • Ponche Segoviano

    They sell, apart from many other yummy cakes, their speciality, Ponche Segoviano, a very typical product.Go to Restaurant Tips just to find out what it is made of and the recipe (from some links I give you), but it is a registered product, so that, don't try to cook it on your own. I really don't know if it is expensive or not, just, if you are in...

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  • lets go picnic!

    There are many souvenir shops all over the town but most of them near plaza Mayor and on the street that leads from plaza to Mayor to Alcazar (calle Marques del Arco). They sell more or less the same products and with no great difference in prices. Although I don’t like touristic souvenirs I found some of them interesting for me too but I bought...

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Segovia Local Customs

  • Beer and Tapas

    Buy a beer and get free Tapas. This one 1-50 Euro. The wide main street of Sagovia has loads of Bars and Cafes.

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  • Check out the tiled roofs!

    My Spanish teacher in Madrid actually came from Segovia and she's the one who made me aware that people in Segovia have traditionally built their tiled roofs upside down - or maybe I should say downside up! If you look at most roofs, you'll notice that the tiles are laid down facing upwards instead of downwards. The important thing is that it keeps...

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  • Mudéjar style

    This is what cought my eye almost immediately after I finished "WOWing" at the Aqueduct. Once I passed the most important landmark and went towards the city center I noticed that many buildings in the city have some interesting ornaments that decorate the exterior. Mostly geometrical shape and some that remind flowers covering almost every second...

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Segovia Warnings and Dangers

  • Be aware when calling overseas!!

    Spanish phones are very, very expensive when calling overseas. After spending in phone booths a lot of Euros, i learnt my lesson! A friend gave me a number that he uses and he gets much cheaper rates. I call through this number which is 902 99 53 01, from any land line or phone booth, and all i pay is just 4 cents a minute at nights and weekends,...

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  • Check the train times!

    If you are travelling from Madrid to Segovia, make sure that you check in advance the return train times... after a certain point, the return trains will run only once every 2 hours. Since the station is quite set apart from where the central medieval town is located, there is a fair walk back to catch your train. We managed to miss a train by 15...

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  • Very officious Traffic Wardens

    This guy was the driver of the little converted hairdryer (sorry scooter) that you will have seen in my transportation tips (no, I'm not bitter, he didn't ticket me!)He was ticketing anything in site and I think he got three cars whilst I was in the square, and then when i walked down to the Alcazar, he came roaring up there too and started...

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Segovia Tourist Traps

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    Warning! Gypsies ahead!

    by morgane1692 Written Oct 21, 2003

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    These ladies set up shop right in front of the local cathedral; as soon as wary and unwary folks wandered across their paths and sightlines, the gypsies were onto them like bears on honey. Something like that anyway. Wave them off as they approach you, say no no no in your language or Spanish, whichever occurs to you first, because you don't want or need their cheesy mantillas today. Or ever.

    not so agressive that you can't walk away here

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Segovia What to Pack

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    Bring a Jumper (sweater) !!

    by MarvintheMartian Updated Apr 16, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Warm clothing!
    I visited in April and although most of my day was sunny with clear skies, it was also, at times, very chilly and the wind was always blowing.

    It is worth noting that Segovia is 1000 metres (3300 feet) above sea level.

    It's April and it's a quick blizzard!

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Segovia Off The Beaten Path

  • Andres Laguna Monument

    Andres Laguna de Segovia (1499–1559) was a Spanish humanist, physician, pharmacologist, and botanist during the times of Carlos I and Felipe II. His name is in the list of Great Segovians. He was buried in San Miguel church in Segovia.Address: Plaza del Doctor Laguna, Segovia

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  • San Juan de la Cruz monument

    San Juan de la Cruz or Saint John of the Cross whose lay name was Juan de Yepes Alvarez and whose first monastic identification was Friar Juan de San Matias (June 24, 1542 - December 14, 1591) was a religious and mystical poet of the Spanish renaissance. He was reformer of the Carmelite Order and co-founder of the Order of Discalced Carmelites...

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  • Monument to Agapito Marazuela

    Near La Puerta de San Andres or gate of Saint Andrew, at the Square Plazuela de Socorro you will find the monument to Agapito Marazuela (1891-1983) famous collector and researcher of folklore and musician. Hi was born in Valverde del Majano (Segovia) and he is one of Great Segovians.Address: Plazuela de Socorro, Segovia

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Segovia Sports & Outdoors

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    Playing Kamaki

    by easyoar Written Apr 4, 2005

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    Kamaki is an expression the Greeks use. There isn't really a direct translation into English! Basically it seems to mean acting like a bit of a tart and flirting outrageously with people you find attractive. I have normally heard it used only for men flirting with women (have you ever seen those Greek men on the beaches? Well that's what they are playing...)

    Anyhow what relevance is this to Segovia? well this couple seemed to be playing the game pretty well, and it did seem a romantic spot....

    Equipment: Hmmm, let me think....

    Playing Kamaki in the Park
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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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Segovia Favorites

  • Juan Bravo

    Juan Barvo is obviously a national hero or Segovia. So many things are named after him in the city: a theatre, a street, a cafe-bar... and there's a big statue of him next to the San Miguel Church. It really makes you wonder who Juan Bravo was?I couldn't find much information about him, but from what I could learn it is clear that he was a rebel...

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  • The dog that did not like music!!

    This picture always makes me laugh because it reminds me of a funny moment that happened during our day in Segovia: that poor street performer was trying to entertain passersby, but the dog obviously had a very low opinion of his musical talent as it would start howling at the top of its lungs everytime the guy would play a note on his saxophone....

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  • Tourist INFO

    After your arrival by bus walk down the av. de Fernandez Ladreda till you reach the Tourist Information Office (right next to the Aqueduct). The English speaking stuff were very friendly, they provided me with a nice free map, they showed me the basic parts of the town etc Inside the place there are some nice scale models of the city in the past...

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Medieval defensive wall
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