Situated 90 km (56 miles) from Madrid, Segovia is one of the most beautiful,
monument-filled cities in Spain. The city, with medieval structure and narrow streets,
has inherited the mixture of Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures. This historical
inheritance is reflected in three of the most representative monuments in the city:
the Aqueduct, the Cathedral and the Alcázar. Just an hour from the city, Segovia’s
well-known gastronomy makes it one of the most tempting excursions for those that
visit Madrid. Segovia, the old quarter of which, along with its Roman aqueduct, are
World Heritage Sites, lies on high ground between the Eresma and Clamores Rivers.
In addition to its famous aqueduct, numerous Romanesque churches, the Cathedral and
Fortress go to form this magnificent landscape that presides over this part of Castile.
Its modern Parador Hotel is one of the best places for the visitor to savour the
city's most traditional dish: roast suckling pig. Moreover, Segovia is an excellent
starting point to tour the province and visit to the La Granja Palace, as well as
the Gorges of the Duratón River Nature Reserve, among other attractions.