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What to do and see in Segovia

Aqueduct of Segovia:

El Acueducto de Segovia

Start the route at the Aqueduct of Segovia, in Plaza Azoguejo, a meeting point for locals. The aqueduct is highest here. Dating back to the end of the first century, the Roman aqueduct supplied the city of Segovia with water. The water flowed along the canal in the upper level and crossed the city beneath the pavement until it reached the Alcázar. It was given the ...

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Alcázar of Segovia:

El Alcázar de Segovia

Brief description: Built between the 12th and 16th centuries, the Alcazar of Segovia was restored and enlarged on numerous occasions, from the times of Alfonso X to those of Felipe II. The latter is responsible for its present appearance, its fairy tale castle "silhouette", which makes it unique among Spanish castles and one of the most sumptuous 15th century ...

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Cathedral of Segovia:

La Catedral de Segovia

Known as the Dame of Cathedrals due to its size and elegance, this Gothic-style cathedral with Renaissance elements was built between the 16th and 17th centuries. It was intended as a substitute for the old cathedral, which was situated the vicinity of the Alcázar and destroyed in the Revolt of the Comuneros. It's worth seeing mostly from the outside, and we ...

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Calle Real:

Calle Real, Segovia

With the aqueduct now at your back, and after passing the tourism office, you'll see a street that rises steeply to the right. This is Calle Real, which consists of three adjoining streets: Cervantes, Juan Bravo and Isabel la Católica. Particularly in Calle Juan Bravo, you'll find various points of interest (see detailed description below). These buildings are worth ...

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Plaza Mayor:

La Plaza mayor de Segovia

In this strange main square, different from others in Spain, noteworthy are the Ayuntamiento (City Hall), the Teatro Juan Bravo, the bandstand in the centre of the square, and San Miguel church. This church is important because Isabella the Catholic was crowned here on 13 December 1474.

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Way to El Alcazar:

Camino del Alcázar, Segovia

Take Calle Daoíz, the continuation of Calle Marqués del Arco (where the door to the Cathedral is). Soon you'll come to Plaza de la Merced. Here you'll find Convento de las Carmelitas Descalzas (Barefoot Carmelites), a convent founded by Santa Teresa of Jesus in 1574, where Saint John of the Cross recited his first mass in Segovia (it's the building on the right, ...

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Return from the Alcazar:

Acueducto Romano, Segovia, España

Return this time along beautiful Calle Velarde, where you'll pass the Puerta de la Claustra (Cloister Door) and various arches. A little farther on, you'll come to Mauricio Fronkes Garden, with spectacular views of the Castilian plateau. Continue on Calle Velarde and turn slightly to the left until you come to Plaza de San Esteban, where you'll find the Church of St. ...

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