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Segovia is the capital of the province Segovia in Castile-Leon with almost 60.000 inhabitants. It’s about an hour away from Madrid by bus and for that reason a typical day trip from the capital. This beautiful town is walkable so you can see most of the major sights in a day and return back but I decided to stay for a weekend to feel more the atmosphere and at the end it was a great idea because I had all the time I needed to walk around, to taste some tasteful food in some restaurants, to see some great monuments in the night with some nice lights on them, to lie down at the grass under the trees and the blue sky etc
There are at least three monuments at your MUST SEE list:
1)the amazing Roman Aqueduct
2)the Cathedral at plaza Mayor (great to see it day and night, inside and outside!)
3)the castle from the fairy tale Alcazar
Here's my small video of the weekend we visited Segovia: video
The old town is surrounded by the old walls dated back to the 8th century but don’t forget to walk around, see some other great buildings like churches, palaces, towers etc There are also more than 20 old Romanesque churches, convents, and monasteries.
During week days the town looks empty with only Japanese groups around but on weekends it gets crowded. The weekend I visited Segovia there was a festival in the streets of the city with people in old costumes celebrating the revolution against France at May 2, 1808
Don’t forget to try the cochinillo (roasted suckling pig) which is the local popular dish.
Segovia has the typical climate of Castilla and Leon province that is cold winters and hot summers with the average temperature between 10 and 20 degrees.
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