Segovia is a small city in Spain located about an hour north of Madrid. The city has been under Roman and Moorish rule in its long history, and the celtic name means fortress.
The old city of Segovia is spectacular, and contains a large amounts of monuments. Explore the area and you will find an number of churches built in the Romanesque style. Keep an eye out for the walls that surround the old city, they were built in the 8th century, on a roman base, and extensively remodeled in the 15th century.
Church of Vera Cruz
Places to Eat
Duque - This typical Segovia Inn is located on the Calle Cervantes and is a very quaint local restaurant. The food is excellent and visitors can see the traditional oven used for cooking. One favorite dish, with great Segovia flavors, is the roast lamb or the suckling pig.
Jose Maria - One of the favored sections of this restaurant is the bar-inn area called "El Descanso de Juan Pacheco" which serves wines, tapas, stews and other hearty dishes. You can also opt for the sit down restaurant which has excellent food, including in-house farm reared suckling pig. It's advised that you call ahead and make a reservation because both locals and tourists love eating here.
Meson de Candido - As one of the oldest and most renowned restaurants in Segovia, it lies at the base of the famous Roman Aqueduct and reservations are necessary. The open air terrace is delightful during the summer months, and there is an array of wines to choose from (over 350 Spanish wines).