B. Bus

The Sepulvedana bus goes from the MONCLOA Intercambiador on Metro lines 3 and 6.

Details of where/how to buy ticket at Moncloa Intercambiador is on this Trip Advisor page: Link

There is a bus every 30 minutes to 45 minutes starting at 6:30 until 23:00. See times on web. The current (2013) return fare is about €15 and usually there is no problem in getting one even just half an hour before departure; furthermore, you can return whenever you feel like it from Segovia selecting an "open return" ticket, just present it at the ticket counter at the station for the next available departure. On the Bus there is Wi-Fi.  A direct bus takes around 1 hour.

 The Bus Station is close to the City Centre and the aqueduct and easily doable on foot in a few minutes. Google Map showing the walk :


Tourist Office

There is a touris office beside the Roman Aqueduct where one can get a map of the town. 


A. The Roman Aqueduct 

The Roman Aqueduct  is one of the Roman Empire's most astounding engineering feats and one of the best preserved in Spain. It was built at the end of the 1st century and has been used until the middle of the 19th century. There are 166 stone arches on granite ashlars and they have been set without cement or mortar. The aqueduct is the highest and most imposing at the Azoguejo Square. The aqueduct gets water from the Fuenfria Spring that is located in the mountains that are 17 km away. At its tallest, the aqueduct is 28.5 m tall. The structure has both single and double arches that are supported by pillars.

The aqueduct is also known as the “Puente de Diablo” or Devil’s Bridge. There is a legend that the devil built the bridge in one night to win a young woman's soul. However he failed because he did not have the final stone when dawn came. The legend also says that the holes on the stones are the marks of the devil's fingers. 


B.  Segovia Cathedral

The Cathedral of Santa Maria was started in 1525 and construction was finished in 1768. It occupies the highest point of the city. This is the last Gothic church built in Spain. The style is late Gothic and it replaced the old Romanesque Cathedral after it was destroyed in a fire during the uprising of the Comuneros in 1520.

The ground plan has three naves and chapels in the periphery. The architect was Juan Gil de Hontañon. The main facade has an entrance that was designed by Juan Guas. There are two other doors called the San Geroteo and San Frutos Doors. The dimensions of the church are 105 m long, 50 m wide and 33 m high at the main nave. The tower is 88 m high. The Cathedral has plenty of light and beautiful stained glass windows, many made in the 17th century.

The main altarpiece is made of marble, jasper and bronze, and is in the Neo-classic style. This was designed by Sabatini and it has a 12th century statue of the Virgen de la Paz in the center. The screens in the choir and main chapel are masterpieces of Baroque grill work. There are many chapels and one ends up in the cloister that overlooks the beautiful garden. The treasure room, or cathedral museum, is very impressive. There is a salon where the bishop meets with the priests. This is also a very impressive room in the Renaissance style, the Chapter House (Sala Capitular) with an impressive white and gold ceiling. On the ceiling beams were huge faces of men, with wings of angels. Usually angels are portrayed as children, but not here. There are fine paintings and beautiful Flemish tapestries also. Some of the artists featured are Van Eyck, Berruguete, and Morales.

There is a library collection that was donated to the Cathedral by the Bishop Arias Davila. There are two very important books in this collection. One is the Cancionero de la Catedral, which is an anthology of songs from Castile and other European countries from the end of the 15th century. The other book is the Sinodal de Aguilafuente, which was printed in Segovia by Juan Parix in 1472 and was the first book printed in Spain.


C. The Alcazar - The Segovia Castle was first built during Roman times. The first documented record is from the 12th century, when the Moors were there. Alfonso VI of Castile captured Segovia from the Moors. The Alcazar was rebuilt several times because it was the favorite castle of the kings of Castilla. It looks like the bow of a ship today. In the 13th century it took a Gothic look. This was the place where Isabella was proclaimed queen and where she later married Ferdinand. King John II built the New Tower and was the king who made the most modifications to the castle. Later King Felipe II made more modifications to the castle and added the sharp slate spires that were in style in Central Europe. Later the castle served as a prison and later as a military college. The important rooms are the Hall of Ajimeces, the Throne Hall and the Hall of Kings, which has a frieze that shows many of the Spanish Kings and Queens. The castle has works of art and also a display of knights' armor. 


D. Casa de los Picos House - This is the most famous palace in Segovia. Its façade is covered by granite blocks carved into pyramid-shaped reliefs. There is a portal with a round arch. The De la Hoz family owned the house in the past and their coat of arms is displayed above the balconies. The entrance and patio has tiles from Talavera. Today the building has the Segovia Art School and it is located in Calle de Juan Bravo.


 E. Segovia City Walls - These were rebuilt in the 11th century of limestone, with granite blocks, blind arches, and towers. The two large towers have the San Andres Gate between them. There are also the San Cebrian Gate and the Santiago Gate, both having horseshoe arches. The ramparts can be visited, and they have very good views of the Jewish Quarter, the Jewish cemetery, and the medieval military architecture.


3. Good Restaurant

Meson Restaurante La Codorniz

Hermanos Barral, 3

Web: http://www.restaurantelacodorniz.com/

This restaurant is a large and beautiful restaurant that has all the traditional plates of Segovia, at very reasonable prices. Try the roast pig and the roast lamb. Try the dessert called "ponche Segoviano", a very delicious dessert. All the plates are mouth-watering. Service is professional and very friendly.

4. Aqueducto Pasteleria

Aqueducto Pasteleria is the best pastry shop in Segovia. It furnishes the ponche Segoviano to many of the restaurants in town. there are two locations: