Five things to do in Segovia, Spain


Just twenty minutes from Madrid by the ultra-fast Ave train, the fantastically preserved town of Segovia can be reached. Immediately upon pulling up to the city in the bus (which accordingly is filled with heaps of tourists), you will see the old Roman aqueduct, an engineering feet that speaks for itself by still standing.

Just like any popular destination, they can be best experienced by getting off of the beaten path. Here’s just five things to do in Segovia.

1. Walk down a side street near Plaza Mayor and look for a happening local taperia and have breakfast. Around ten o’clock, people will be enjoying coffee and bocadillos or tortilla.

2. Slack line or read off of Paseo por el Area Natural del Valle del Clamores. Getting to this gorgeous little park, you pass by several gardens below the ancient Roman wall of the city.

3. Check out the Jewish cemetery on the other side of Valle Clamores for great views of Segovia’s Alcazar and the mountains.

4. Visit the public library and the many small used book stores. Neither of these are frequented by tourists.

5. Go to a carneseria and a panederia and fruteria to get supplies for your own lunch and enjoy it outside.

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  1. ahhh those Romans were everywhere. Great suggestions

  2. We plan to move to Spain next year. Segovia flies a little below the radar with so many incredible cities worthy of touring. Thanks for enlightening me to a lesser(?) city worthy of exploring.

  3. Hey Andy, We have been checking out your blog and we must say that we are very impressed. It’s really great.

    We have particularly been following your posts about Segovia as we visited there too. We have even written a guide, which you can check out here: uides/spain-2/segovia/ We would love your feedback and any tips, information, advice that you might have would be warmly appreciated.

    Keep up the good work!

    Ania & Jon

    • Thanks so much Ania and John. I’m likewise very impressed with your work! Love your blog and I thought the Segovia post was incredibly thorough! However I’d love to help contribute on other stuff so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about any where else…Andalucia, the Basque country, Egypt, Israel, Nepal…etc. Keep me posted!

      Andy “pollywog”

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