The city with more history



In the 1st century BC, Segovia was founded by the Romans as a military colony during their campaign to conquer the Iberian Peninsula. The city became an important commercial and cultural centre, and the aqueduct, one of the most impressive Roman engineering works in the world, was built.

What not to miss in Segovia

Segovia has been a city of great importance since Roman colonisation. This is evidenced by the aqueduct and two important roads that converge in the city.

Segovia is a city with a millenary history, which has witnessed great events. In the Contemporary Age, Segovia has experienced a period of recovery and development, the city has preserved a rich historical and cultural heritage, making it a first class tourist destination.

Interesting places in Segovia

La Catedral de Segovia

Segovia Cathedral is one of the jewels of late Spanish Gothic architecture. It is located in the centre of the city, in a privileged location overlooking the landscape.

It is a Gothic treasure

El Alcázar

The Alcázar of Segovia is located at the confluence of the rivers Clamores and Eresma, and is adapted to the rock on which it rises, forming more or less a rectangle ending in a point, like the prow of a great ship.

El Acueducto

The Segovia Aqueduct is one of the most impressive engineering works of the Roman period. It was built to transport water from the river Acebeda, which originates in the Sierra de la Fuenfría, to the upper part of the city of Segovia.

La Muralla

The most probable origin of the walls of Segovia dates back to the end of the Roman Empire, when the city may have been fortified, giving rise to the first outline of the current walled enclosure, which dates back to the time of the Christian reconquest of Segovia by Alfonso VI at the end of the 11th century. Later, during the 16th and 17th centuries, as it lost its original defensive function, elements were added such as houses attached to its walls and the gates and shutters lost their purpose when the rights of portazgo were abolished.

Pictures of Segovia

Here is a selection so you can extend your visit to Segovia.

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