Europe has plenty of castles, but few actually have the fairytale like features of the 11th century Alcázar of Segovia (Segovia Castle), towering over the town of Segovia in Spain's Castilla and León region. Segovia is located just to the north-west of Madrid, and thus a perfect day-trip destination for those visiting the capital and wanting to see a little bit more.
Segovia Castle, with its Romanesque, Moorish and Gothic influences is just one of the things to see in this picturesque medieval town. The other famous attraction is the Roman aquaduct, built in the first century and reaching its highest point at Azoguejo Square. It is 800 meters long, has 166 arches and is likely to be one of the best preserved aquaducts from the Roman era anywhere in Europe.
Other sights include the Segovia Cathedral at the Plaza Mayor, built in late Gothic style in the early 16th century.
If you are spending the day here anyway, consider staying for dinner and savouring the town's roasted suckling pig signature dish, cochinillo. [Review by travelindicator]
- Segovia is a city in Spain's region of Castilla y Leon. It has a population of 56,660, is situated at an altitude of 3363ft and the best airport to fly into is MAD (Barajas, Madrid)
- The currency used in Spain is the Euro (EUR)
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