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Walks around the province

The Province of Segvia stands out for its castles and fortresses. A contuniación we propose a route so you do not miss any.

Romanesque art is spread throughout the province, there are relevant samples throughout our province.

The Gothic style has an important presence in the Province of Segovia, especially in the Cathedral of the capital.

The artistic and cultural wealth in Spain is very great thanks to the passage of different cultures, such as Arabic and Christian. Discover some of the most impressive Mudejar remains throughout our region.

The toponym of San Medel, comes from the medieval denomination of San Emeterio.

The route that we describe is unique and will allow you to discover a fascinating era of our history, which runs through some of the best historical and artistic collections of our province, discovering authentic heritage and natural treasures.

We start our route from Segovia by the N-110, this is a path full of aromas of the mountains and rich cuisine, Romanesque churches, arcaded galleries and of course, the best preserved example of a fortified town.

To the northeast of the province the fragrant awaits us Tierra de Pinares, district of páramos, ravines and the renowned "Mar de Pinos", impressive extension of thousands of hectares of pine resinero, that we will still see with its pot nailed to the trunk to collect the miera or resin, the liquid gold of other times.

In the center west of the province, a homogeneous and smooth plain unfolds, the countryside, where the skies seem much more extensive. Hills and wetlands break the monotony, in some we can let our eyes fly to the far distance and in the others observe a great variety of birds.

We started in Segovia by the N-110 direct to Riaza, the old medieval village of blacksmiths next to the river Aza and today prosperous mountain town that shows us the splendor that lived in the s. XVIII through the stately port and the numerous coats of his sturdy mansions, arranged around his portico Plaza Mayor and along its main streets.

The proposed route takes us to the northernmost part of the province, and can link with the previous one from Ayllón or exit from Segovia by the N-110 until we find the AI ​​that we will take towards Burgos until Grajera, active resort of leisure tourism, where they keep a Church dedicated to San Vítores at the top of a hill and a roll of justice, also used as a pillory.

The province of Segovia has a great density of temples or civil buildings of the style called Mudéjar, a word that refers to Muslims who lived in Christian territory as subjects, and who would contribute their constructive knowledge of Islamic origin.

The Romanesque is considered the "art of repopulation" and the lands south of the Duero, were repopulated since the s. X so we will find such early manifestations of this style in the San Salvador de Sepulveda and in the priory of San Frutos in the Hoces del río Duratón.

Segovia has been called the "real Land of Castles", not because of its large number, but because of the relevance of these defensive buildings, fortunately preserved in excellent condition and located in walled complexes that present a great visual unity.