The City

Segovia is a city in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León and the capital of the province of Segovia. It is located 100 kilometres north of Madrid, at the foot of the Guadarrama mountains, at 1.000 meters above sea level and it is surrounded by the valleys of the river Eresma and the stream Clamores.

This ancient city offers history, a rich architectural heritage and beautiful natural spots. Throughout history, it has been a melting pot of cultures ; with christians, jews and muslims coexisting during centuries. Its charming old town offers a labyrinth of narrow and twisting streets where tourists can find romanesque churches, fortified medieval towers, palaces, gardens and hidden spots that have served as inspiration for painters and poets, not to mention its spectacular Roman Aqueduct, symbol of the city.

It is one of the cities that have better preserved the essence of Castille and it has maintained unaltered its architecture and beauty. For this reason the UNESCO declared Segovia's old town and its aqueduct a World Heritage city and site on the 6th of December 1985.

After centuries of oblivion and economical decline, the city recovered in the 20th century its grandeur and nowadays tourism is one of its main sources of wealth.


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