The Roman Aqueduct
Magnificent and truly unique, the Aqueduct of Segovia is one of the finest examples of Roman civil engineering constructed throughout the Empire. Built in the 2nd century to carry water from the Sierra to the city, it is the heraldic symbol of the city. Legend attributes its construction to the devil.
The Cathedral of Segovia
Situated in the Plaza Mayor is the magnificent Lady of Cathedrals. Construction of this late Gothic sanctuary began in 1525, with the magnanimous collaboration of the citizens of Segovia under the direction of the Gil de Hontañón family of stonemasons and architects. It substituted the Old Cathedral, once located in what are today the gardens of the Alcazar, and which was destroyed during the Revolt of the Comuneros in 1520. More information, timetables and tours here.
This fairy-tale castle situated atop a hill at the junction of the Clamores and Eresma rivers is one of the top tourist attractions in Segovia. Its origins date back to Roman times, and it has been restored and expanded by different Spanish monarchs throughout the centuries. More information, timetables and tours here.
The Wall and the Puerta de San Andrés ("Gate of Saint Andrew")
The medieval wall of Segovia measures 9 metres at its highest point. Three gates to the city have been preserved: Puerta de Santiago, Puerta de San Cebrián, and Puerta de San Andrés, which is the best preserved of the three. A stairway at this gate takes visitors to the top, where you can walk along a portion of the wall.
The Jewish Quarter
A significant Hebrew community resided in the old Jewish Quarter from the 12th century until their expulsion in 1492 at the orders of the Catholic Monarchs. It is one of the most charming areas of Segovia to visit and stroll through its streets, like the emblematic Calle de la Judería Vieja, surrounded by beautiful buildings.
Convent of San Antonio el Real
This was the recreational palace of Henry IV until he donated it to the Franciscan monks. Under the rule of Isabella I, it was given to the Order of Saint Clare. It boasts exceptional 15th‑century Mudejar-style coffered ceilings and a 15th‑century Flemish altarpiece, whose figures are depicted in a truly unusual composition. You can visit the church, the cloister, the chapterhouse, the throne room and the refectory. The Vicar's cloister is now a hotel.
Monastery of Santa María del Parral
The monastery was commissioned by King Henry IV of Castile in 1447, and comprises beautiful cloisters and a church which houses important works of sculpture and a magnificent altarpiece. It holds the alabaster tombs of the Marquesses of Villena—Juan Pacheco and his wife María de Portocarrero—and their daughter, Beatriz Pacheco, all adorned with exquisite plasterwork.
Church of La Vera Cruz
Founded by the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in 1208, this 12-sided temple now belongs to the Knights of Malta.
Church of Corpus Christi. Old Main Synagogue
One of the seven synagogues built in Segovia is comprised of three naves divided by horseshoe arches, and octagonal columns ornamented with pinecones and scrollwork. The upper gallery is lined with exquisite multifoil horseshoe arches. Today the temple is part of the Convent of the Order of Saint Clare.
Convent of the Barefoot Carmelites. Tomb of San Juan de la Cruz.
Situated next to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Fuencisla, this convent holds the humble and empty tomb where San Juan de la Cruz was laid to rest before his body was moved to the bronze and marble mausoleum located in the chapel on the Gospel side.
Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Fuencisla
The sanctuary holds the image of Our Lady of the Fuencisla, the patron saint of Segovia, behind an impressive 18th-century grate gilded by the wool carders guild.
The Royal Mint
One of the oldest and most emblematic examples of European industrial architecture, the Royal Mint was founded by King Philip II in 1583 to mint coins using modern machinery called ingenios, which were operated by hydraulic wheels. The building was designed by the architect Juan de Herrera. It houses permanent and temporary exhibits. It includes the King's Garden, a hidden corner where occasional concerts are offered.