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- 98%Business Travelers
- 79%Green Travelers
- 77%Local Culture
- 72%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 69%Art & Design Lovers
- 67%Budget Travelers
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- SegoviaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 27, 2013
Segovia is an excellent day trip from Madrid. The highlight of course is the Roman Aqueduct that cut through the center of the city. The Cathedral and the Alcazar are other outstanding attractions as well as other old churches and historic mansions. The city is perched dramatically on a rocky ridge. Easy connection from Madrid by bus or rail.Recommended for
- SegoviaMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Mar 17, 2013
Segovia is an easy day trip from Madrid. Hop a train at Atocha Station and in little over an hour you will arrive in this Historic Town. Segovia is known for it's Aquaducts which are a Unesco World Heritage Site. The town is a photographers dream! I would suggest pre-booking your train as this is one of the most popular day trips from Madrid.
- SegoviaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 05, 2013
Beautiful and almost magical, this old city with a medieval feel has cobblestone streets and golden yellow walls. Segovia is world famous for her castles and cuisine and is a superb day trip from Madrid, Spain. Visit the ancient aqueduct. Take pictures of the Alcazar (the castle that inspired the Walt Disney castle!). Eat roast suckling pig. And enjoy.
- SegoviaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 28, 2012
A great day trip from Madrid, Segovia has a lot to offer to the history buff. The amazing Roman aqueduct was maintained and used long after the fall of the Roman empire first by the Visigoth, then the Moors, and has continued to be used into modern times. Segovia also has a nice cathedral, and an interesting medieval town center that begs to be explored
- SegoviaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Gayle and I arrived in Segovia on October 12 ( Día de Hispania). Since it was a Holiday, we could park close to the Roman Aqueduct without worrying about the parking meters. We walked to the nearby Azoguejo Square with a Tourist Office, patriotic bunting, lots of military uniforms, the Walled City Above and of course the Roman Aqueduct in full view. The guy at the Tourist Office provided a map, good advice, and since he was a Real Madrid fan, a comment on my FC Barcelona jersey.
Full of charm and history, the city of Segovia is located 53 miles northwest of Madrid, high above the Castilian plane at the confluence of the rivers Eresma and Clamores. Segovia has a population of 57,617 (2005) and is visited by thousands of people every year. Main attractions include the Roman Aqueduct, the Alcázar, and the Gothic Cathedral (all of which we visited and enjoyed). There are also more old Romanesque churches, convents, monasteries, and even a Sephardic Jewish Quarter spread all over the city and its surroundings. In December 1985, the Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Gayle and I enjoyed our short time here. We strolled the Old Town Streets, gazed at the Roman Aqueduct, hung out at the Plaza Mayor, visited the Cathedral and toured the Sergovia Castle. Our regrets include not spending enough time getting lost and missing the chance to sample some of the local delicacies such as Cochinillo Asado or Roast Suckling Pig. That's the downside of trying to visit as many places as possible in a short 2-week period.