A Spectacular View of the City of Segovia
Segovia is one of the most popular historic cities of Spain. It nestles in the Castilla and Leon area, at half an hour driving distance from Madrid. Admired with an impressive array of tourist attractions, Segovia has been declared as a World heritage Site in 1985. The topographic feature of the province is quite exotic. The mountainous areas of the region rise to 2500 meters above sea level, and amazingly drop to 750 meters in the lowest areas. Segovia is relatively a small province and offers an easy access to the nearby villages, which are lesser known to tourists but are quite interesting to explore. Pedraza is an amazing village in Segovia enveloped with tranquility. Dotted with ancient buildings, the village becomes quite busy during weekends. La Granja de San Ildefonso, a serene village is located about 12 kms from Segovia. The village is home to the Royal Palace, which is highly adorned for its exquisite sculptures. Coca is another small village, located around 50 kms from Segovia. The village houses a castle, which dates back to the 15th century and is acknowledged as one of the most original castle of Spain. An acrylic fridge magnet with a nice city view of Segovia is undoubtedly an impressive souvenir to collect from Spain.
Historical Sites of Segovia
Aquaduct is Segovia’s highly famed historical monument. The structure is admired with 166 arches and 120 columns at two levels. Situated in the Plaza Mayor, the cathedral is another major historic center of Segovia. The architecture of the Cathedral exudes Gothic style. Located at close proximity from the Cathedral, Alcazar de Segovia is a beautiful fortress, built in the 14th century. Corpus Christi is an ancient Synagogue, which belongs to the 13th century and is worth visiting.