It is the province of the smallest extension of Castile and Leon. The climate of this region is dry and cold with long winters and hot summers but short. The capital, Segovia, is situated at the confluence of the rivers Clamores and Eresma at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama, in the interior of the Iberian Peninsul, near Valladolid and the autonomous capital, Madrid, the state capital. In the old city of Segovia, stands the diversity of historic buildings both civil and religious, not just Catholics but also Jew landmarks, One of the best examples of this cultural diversity is represented by the former synagogue, now Corpus Christi Church and the Jewish cemetery located in The Pinarillo "with its interpretation center in the palace of the most important Jewish Spanish Jewry, Seneor Abraham, rabbi of Castile, who after converting to Christianity under the name of Fernán Núñez Coronel, was alderman of the city and occupied important positions in the kingdom. In 1985 the old city of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Segovia Aqueduct: One of the most important monuments and landmarks of Segovia, and best preserved of those who left the Romans in the Iberian Peninsula. Historians place its construction between the second half of the !st century and the beginning of the II. The Segovia aqueduct carries the water from the fountain of Fuenfría, located in the mountains near 17 kilometers from the city in a place called The Acebeda. Runs over 15 miles before reaching the city.
Santa María Cathedral: It is the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain and considered the masterpiece of Gothic Basque-Castilian, is known as "Lady of the Cathedrals". Gothic vaults rise to 33 meters high and measures 50 meters wide and 105 long, the mighty tower reaches almost 90 meters high. The current stone spire crowning the tower, dates from 1614, erected after a major fire caused by a thunderstorm. The entirely original Gothic spire mahogany built room, with pyramid structure reached the highest point of Spain.
Alcázar de Segovia: The Alcazar was built between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries in the Middle Ages, for their safety as the proximity of hunting areas, the Alcazar became one of the favorite residences of the kings of Castile, especially Alfonso X. It was inhabited many times and became one of the most magnificent palace-castle in the fifteenth century.
Segovia Walls: The wall runs through the Old Town of Segovia, and currently maintains three doors: San Cebrián, of great austerity, Santiago, Moorish-looking Gate, and San Andres, gateway to the jewish town, and the gates of Consuelo(Consolation), St. John's Sol and Luna.
Cortoplano. Short Film Festival(April): Short film festival open to filmmakers from around the world, under 35 years of age, with films shot in digital video and film up to 30 ', whether in drama, animation, video creation or spots. web
Sekera Rock Festival(August): Spanish Indie Rock in Fresno -Sequera.
Folk Segovia(June-July): Streets and squares of Segovia become a stage with traditional musics from around the planet. web
FIS -Segovia International Festival(July): Music, concerts, courses, workshops and festivals. web
HAY Festival Segovia(The Guardian.UK,September):
An international event that brings together these days more than 90 authors, artists and journalists from around the world.. web
San Juan and San Pedro Regional Fiestas(end of june): They are the most important festival of the city and have been held since the fifteenth century..
San Frutos (25th of Oct): Patron Saint of Segovia. By midmorning is sung in the cathedral a Christmas Carol San Frutos, after which there is usually different activities in the Plaza Mayor Sq
Renaissance Festival Segovia(July): Electronic Music in Segovia.
Easter in Segovia: National Fiestas.
The province of Segovia has a remarkable lamb and roasts. Other typical dishes are the Cantimpalos Sausage, the beans from La Granja, garlic soup, and for dessert the famous Segovia Punch. As for drinks, in the province of Segovia, are municipalities belonging to two Appellations of Origin: Rueda Designation of Origin and Designation of Origin Ribera del Duero, also has the Valtiendas quality wine. The best-known horticultural product in Segovia is the pea.
To access Segovia by road from Madrid(86km) can be done through the AP-6 and AP-61. From Valladolid through the A-601(111km).
Buses: The Segovia bus network connects the city center with districts and suburbs.
Segovia Bus Station: Paseo de Ezequiel González,20. Connects to the surrounding areas and the rest of Spain
Railway -Segovia: Avenida Obispo Quesada Avenue, 1, connects the city with the rest of Spain