We visited the beautiful Segovia, this town is 95 Km up north from Madrid. It has a stunning Roman aqueduct dating from the late 1st or early 2nd century CE it is still used to deliver drinking water, it’s amazing see lots of parks with fountains and drink station around the city. You’ll see a Gothic Cathedral known as “The Lady of Cathedrals” it has 18 chapels and has three doors: El Perdón, San Frutos and San Geroteo if you want to see the interior you have to pay only 3 Euros. The Alcazar is a beautiful castle documented for the first time in 1122, in general the buildings, architecture and walls made a stunning town.
What to do in Segovia
Next to the aqueduct you can visit the Segovia tourism office they’ll give you a map and suggest what to see.
This time Segovia hosted HAY Festival, very interesting activities. We were lucky to visit the IE University, beautiful building too, we saw Stephen Frears the famous British film director of The Queen, Philomena, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Dirty Pretty Things to mention some. He was interviewed by Peter Florencee the HAY Festival founder and director.
We visited the art exposition at the old prison and the Francisco Peralta´s Puppetry Collection then stoped next to the river, it’s a perfect stop to have a picnic.
How to get to Segovia
We went from Madrid by train, from Chamarti takes 1 hour 45 minutes there is lots of hotels or the last train from there is at 21:20 what is good for a day trip. Another option is take the bus from Moncloa in Madrid it takes 1 hour 20 minutes
Segovia Spain Google Maps