Segovia is a city full of history. Discover the corners of its historic district and submerge through its streets.
We start in the Aqueduct
A good option to visit the Historic District is to start at the Aqueduct where you can immerse yourself in several streets and squares that will discover monuments such as the Palace of Mansilla (headquarters of the University), the Torreón de Arias Dávila, the Romanesque church of San Sebastián or the palaces of the Marquis of Lozoya, of Quintanar, of the Count of Cheste, of the Provincial Delegation ...
The Plaza Mayor and its surroundings
We must make a stop on the way in the Plaza Mayor, where the Gothic Cathedral of Segovia, the Town Hall, the Juan Bravo Theater or the San Miguel Church are located. It is worth taking a walk around the streets and alleys that surround the cathedral to contemplate it in all its angles.
From here we can go to the San Millán neighborhood, where we will find the Mirador de la Canalejaque, which offers a great panoramic view of the Sierra de Guadarrama. Little further on you can find the Casa de los Picos, the Palace of the Count of Alpuente, with Gothic details and interesting sgraffito (a very peculiar feature that you will find in numerous facades of the city), and the Alhóndiga.
You can not miss one of the most beautiful urban areas in Europe: the Plaza de Medina del Campo, where the Romanesque church of San Martín is located; next to it, the statue of the comunero Juan Bravo and the Plaza de San Martín. In this set the Torreón de Lozoya stands out.
The Jewish quarter
We enter the Jewish Quarter through the Plaza del Corpus Christi (the name of the church there), which was the Main Synagogue and whose interior has been recently rehabilitated, recovering the decoration of its first Jewish condition. The walk through the neighborhood will not leave you indifferent, highlighting corners such as the Puerta de San Andrés, the butcher, the Judería Educational Center (House of Abraham Senneor) or the Jewish Cemetery
At the end of the Historic Quarter is the Alcázar, an impressive palace that will not leave you indifferent. Before arriving, it's worth it to stop at the Puerta de la Claustra, the only one that remains of the three that once closed the neighborhood of the Canonjías. The house-museum in which the poet Antonio Machado lived (located in Desamparados street) during his stay in Segovia as a teacher of French. Or the Romanesque churches of San Esteban (which stands out for its tower) and San Quirce (seat of the Royal Academy of History and Art of San Quirce), the convent of the Dominican Mothers, with the historic Torreón de Hércules; and Church of the Holy Trinity. The monuments appear in every corner, the best thing is that you check for yourself.