Segovia

  • The old city and aqueduct of Segovia are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites. You could visit Segovia on a day trip from Madrid, but it richly rewards those who linger.
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  • This fortress was built on a rocky crag in the 12th century during the Arab domination.
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  • Construction on it began in the 16th century. It still dominates the city today.
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  • This monument dating from the 1st or 2nd century has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985
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  • Segovia is the capital of the province of the same name. It is a major city in the autonomous community of Castille-Leon and is located around 60 miles from Madrid.
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  • The central section rises 33 metres while the tower culminates at 88 metres.
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  • Its rich heritage has kept Segovia on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1985.
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  • The city of Segovia is built on top of a rocky promontory separating two rivers. The Alcazar overlooks the whole city. On the opposite side, a Roman aqueduct, built at the end of the First Century AD., spreads over more than 800 m. Some of the 128 arches can be as high as 29 m. Its important Cathedral, its remarkable Romanesque churches, and its various convents and monasteries are also part of its ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

The city of Segovia is built on top of a rocky promontory separating two rivers. The Alcazar overlooks the whole city. On the opposite side, a Roman aqueduct, built at the end of the First Century AD., spreads over more than 800 m. Some of the 128 arches can be as high as 29 m. Its important Cathedral, its remarkable Romanesque churches, and its various convents and monasteries are also part of its historical richness. The city gets lively in the evenings around the Plaza Mayor.

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