Cattedrale Di Segovia
Cattedrale Di Segovia
4.5
Speciality MuseumsReligious SitesChurches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
About
The Holy Cathedral of Segovia is a Catholic temple devoted to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and San Frutos. During the Communions War (1520 – 1522) the Cathedral was destroyed, it was located in front of the Fortress. They decided to build a new one. The first stone of the new Cathedral was used the 8th of June 1525 in its current location and its design relies on the architect D. Juan Gil de Hontañón. A Late Gothic style can particularly be seen on the Cathedral’s tower, the highest one during the XVII century. In 1614, a fire caused the destruction of its wooden spire. Hence, a stone spire designed by Pedro de Brizuela was used as a substitute. It was consecrated the 16th of July 1768 by Bishop D. José Martínez Escalzo. Currently, it is known by many as “The Lady of Cathedrals”, due to its size and slenderness.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Admission tickets
from $4.74
All you need to step foot in the door.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Cattedrale Di Segovia
The area
Address
Reach out directly
See what travelers are saying
  • SuperTed19
    Madison, Wisconsin747 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Book by Its Cover
    It’s not the the interior is unimpressive; quite the opposite, really. It is stunning. However, the best views of this cathedral are of its exterior. Whether you are standing close (perhaps in Plaza Mayor) or viewing it from afar, its presence utterly dominates the old town. If you have the time and the flexibility, make it a point to find one of the many locations beyond the confines of the town to experience the majestic views provided by the mountains as a backdrop. It will take your breath away.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 17, 2023
  • sally j
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom1,862 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Cathedral Inside and Out
    the cathedral is so beautiful, the architecture outside is incredible, inside the church is of gothic design, there are beautiful stained glass windows, and some great pieces of Art. My husband did the Bell Tower tour and thoroughly enjoyed it, I sat in the cathedral, it was a very peaceful place to be. The cathedral is a must see place in Segovia
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Seeking True Quality
    Europe4,846 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A massive and rich cathedral from the late Gothic period
    As the visit to the Cathedral was not scheduled during our walking tour, we decided to visit it. Built in the mid-XVI. century it is a late Gothic cathedral, the last of its kind in Spain. For us, the nave, the isles, and the chapels had a solemn, silent, almost remote beauty. This was especially true for the cloister and its treasury. We liked the wrought iron decoration on top of the protective metal gate of the main altar, it was very special!
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
  • EC13091
    Ellicott City, Maryland1,489 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice late Gothic cathedral
    We like to visit cathedrals as they have fine architecture, art and are a connection to ancient times. The Cathedral of Segovia was certainly that. Many fine chapels, and good high altar, and a nice cloister. We found the pamphlet and signage only mildly helpful. Use the audio guide if you want detailed information.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,259 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gothic cathedral
    My wife and I visited the Cathedral of Segovia during a day trip from Madrid this past spring. This was the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain. The Cathedral is one of the three top attractions in Segovia along with the Aqueduct and the Alcazar. My only regret in visiting Segovia was that we did not get to eat any suckling pig that Segovia is known for.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 7, 2023
  • AngloItalian78
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom549 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning cathedral...
    So I'd heard that Toledo has an amazing cathedral, but we haven't been there yet. But who needs Toledo when you have Segovia, so much more than a cathedral and for just a small entrance fee (I think it was about 4 Euros per adult from memory). This is a beautiful cathedral, and along with the Alcazar and Aqueduct, dominates the Segovia landscape. If impressive from the outside (and it looks very different from various sides) with somewhat Arabic as well as Gothic influences, wait until you go inside! There are so many chapels as you walk around the cathedral (over 20 from memory), which are each dedicated to different saints, and most have some priceless artefects, altars, paintings, sculptures, just incredible. And the sheer scale of the cathedral is huge, as is the organ. You can't help but feel small when staring up to the top of the cathedral and be in awe of its splendour and architecture, it is grandiose, and frankly would be impressive enough to be in Madrid or Barcelona. Highly recommended, and you probably only need an hour or just over to take it all in. ps - for spectacular views of this cathedral & the city as a whole, go to somewhere like the Parador de Segovia hotel and take some epic photos :-)
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 11, 2024
  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Last Gothic Cathedral Built in Spain
    The Cathedral was known as the Lady of Cathedrals and one of prettiest exterior designs from the many that we saw on this trip. We did the self tour and skipped the option of climbing the tower for the panoramic view of Segovia. As we walked around there was a very friendly nun asking for a 1 Euro donation, a first in any of the cathedrals we visited. She was very happy after receiving the coins from all the visitors around her. There were 22 chapels inside with the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament being the largest and contained an ornate golden altar. There also was a hall of tapestries and a large collection of paintings downstairs below the cloisters. The cloister gardens was a little unusual being mostly landscaped in rocks but with well manicured bushes. Our admission ticket also included admission to the Episcopal Palace which was a short 10 minute walk from the Cathedral. We felt it was a good addition but could be skipped if one doesn't have time.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 22, 2024
  • SimonT1
    Cameroon56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent visit
    This is a beautiful building and one of the main focal points of Segovia. The Cathedral is a must see, and if possible get on the 12noon tour of the bell tower. Although the tour is conducted in Spanish, headsets are available in several languages. Total admission was 7 euros including tour. Probably the best 7 euros I have spent. Wonderful art, history and architecture!! Views from the Bell Tower were amazing and our guide, so enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 26, 2024
  • Lukas
    Mondsee, Austria12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tower Visit recommended
    We had a great visit, we chose the tower tour and didn’t regret it. The guide, Toni, was really kind and knowledgeable he told us loads of the history and was able to answer all questions. The cathedral is included in the tower visit. The views are great and you also get some information about the history of the cathedral.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 31, 2024
  • Quill2005
    Ocala, Florida266 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Cathedral
    This magnificent edifice well worth your time to visit. Lots of beautiful artwork inside this last great Gothic cathedral built in Spain. Truly historic and awesome. Don’t forget the cloisters as well.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 10, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,570 reviews
Excellent
1,964
Very good
1,175
Average
333
Poor
45
Terrible
53

majeo
Miami, FL3,320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
With 3 euros admissions fee, children under 10 go free. You should check it out.
Located in front of Alcazar in the main square.
Built in the 15th century, by Segovia pop, after original Church caught fire.

C U AROUND
Written April 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TheLeongOhana
United States7,517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The Cathedral was known as the Lady of Cathedrals and one of prettiest exterior designs from the many that we saw on this trip. We did the self tour and skipped the option of climbing the tower for the panoramic view of Segovia.

As we walked around there was a very friendly nun asking for a 1 Euro donation, a first in any of the cathedrals we visited. She was very happy after receiving the coins from all the visitors around her.

There were 22 chapels inside with the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament being the largest and contained an ornate golden altar. There also was a hall of tapestries and a large collection of paintings downstairs below the cloisters. The cloister gardens was a little unusual being mostly landscaped in rocks but with well manicured bushes.

Our admission ticket also included admission to the Episcopal Palace which was a short 10 minute walk from the Cathedral. We felt it was a good addition but could be skipped if one doesn't have time.
Written March 22, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kunfushuss
Pennsylvania480 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Paid 3€ entry and walked in. No meaningful lines early AM.

I've been to plenty of big European cathedrals but this one struck me for some reason. It made me wonder why such an elaborate, expensive structure was needed in a relatively small town. Why was spending money on this more critical than the citizenry? Are we ok with how they justified priorities?

This one made me sit and think a long while, and I'm not over it yet. Just go in for 3€ and ponder whether your 3€ went to a noble cause
Written May 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It is easy to become overwhelmed by gothic architecture and visitors to Western Europe cannot be blamed if they start to get lulled into a sense of "if you've seen 10 Gothic cathedrals you have seen a hundred." This one is worth the visit though. It is said to have been one of the last Gothic style cathedrals built in Europe (during the actual Gothic period) and its proportions are just insane.
Written November 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mrs Mak
Wadebridge, UK31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We booked the tour of the tower, unfortunately it poured with rain so we followed the instructions to the meeting point that according to the map was at the back of the cathedral. - it’s not!
Anyway got in and were given the audio guides and advised to wait for the guide. We waited no one came so I asked and the guide and the other 4 participants had commenced the tour. I am unsure if you are aware as a guide of let’s face it a small group you wouldn’t make sure you had all participants before you commenced your tour.
The tower itself and the audio guide was well presented and worth the €8.
The guide must have had some sort of block with us as she completely blanked us for the whole of the tour.
So in short it is worth doing maybe we had a dodgy guide. Don’t let my experience put you off.
Written June 18, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Absolutely stunning cathedral both day and night and perhaps even better inside. Spectacularly ornate pinnacles on the outside and the immense dome tower over the city making for a great panoramic view and give it a special grandeur. Inside the main church is unusually not the main feature, I would say it is the many stunning side altars, so ornate and colourful and impressive even now. What would have been made of such magnificence in the Mid-dle Ages?
Written October 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Isaac G
Toulouse, France18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
There was no warning of claustrophobia when buying tickets to the Tower. We were also told after buying that the tour was not in English. When we were given the claustrophia warning we went back to get a refund for the tour they refused adamantly. The only person who spoke English just left, and the people remaining wouldn't help.
Awful service. This is a business, not a church.
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AngloItalian78
Aylesbury, UK549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
So I'd heard that Toledo has an amazing cathedral, but we haven't been there yet.

But who needs Toledo when you have Segovia, so much more than a cathedral and for just a small entrance fee (I think it was about 4 Euros per adult from memory).

This is a beautiful cathedral, and along with the Alcazar and Aqueduct, dominates the Segovia landscape. If impressive from the outside (and it looks very different from various sides) with somewhat Arabic as well as Gothic influences, wait until you go inside!

There are so many chapels as you walk around the cathedral (over 20 from memory), which are each dedicated to different saints, and most have some priceless artefects, altars, paintings, sculptures, just incredible. And the sheer scale of the cathedral is huge, as is the organ. You can't help but feel small when staring up to the top of the cathedral and be in awe of its splendour and architecture, it is grandiose, and frankly would be impressive enough to be in Madrid or Barcelona.

Highly recommended, and you probably only need an hour or just over to take it all in.

ps - for spectacular views of this cathedral & the city as a whole, go to somewhere like the Parador de Segovia hotel and take some epic photos :-)
Written January 11, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ozagain
Bury St. Edmunds, UK80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Really great value to visit the Cathedral in Segovia, it’s a stunning building inside with loads to see including the crypt and the cloisters, lots of art and , just a really impressive space. The ticket also gives you entry to the Bishops Palace round the corner which is worth a look, with fantastic silver work , as well as just being a lovely building. All this for 4 euros, not bad at all.
Written May 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Seeking True Quality
Europe4,846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
As the visit to the Cathedral was not scheduled during our walking tour, we decided to visit it.

Built in the mid-XVI. century it is a late Gothic cathedral, the last of its kind in Spain. For us, the nave, the isles, and the chapels had a solemn, silent, almost remote beauty. This was especially true for the cloister and its treasury.

We liked the wrought iron decoration on top of the protective metal gate of the main altar, it was very special!
Written September 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 914
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Cattedrale Di Segovia - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Segovia HotelsSegovia Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Segovia
All things to do in Segovia
Spas & Wellness in SegoviaTheater & Concerts in SegoviaDay Trips in Segovia
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars