Segovia: A Must Do Day Trip From Madrid + Helpful Tips

Segovia Aqueduct |

If you’re researching your trip to Madrid be sure to go to Segovia as well!

If you have been following along on my adventures either here on the blog or on my social media, you may have noticed I was in Spain for three months. I was based in Madrid and went on a side trip to Morocco and a lot of day trips while I was there. One of my favorite day trips was to Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is roughly 100 km or 60 miles north. I actually liked it so much I went there three times. If you have time in your Madrid itinerary, I highly recommend a day trip here and to Toledo!


Now for some Segovia visual inspiration!

Segovia Aqueduct |

An ancient aqueduct built by the Romans in the first century!

Segovia Cathedral |

Love these ancient walls!

Segovia Spain |

Exploring the town

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Segovia's Plaza Mayor |

Plaza Mayor

Segovia Cathedral |

Segovia’s Cathedral

Segovia Cathedral |

Inside the Cathedral

Alcazar in Segovia |

I found a park behind the Alcazar!

Alcazar in Segovia |

The Alcazar may have been the inspiration for Cinderella’s castle!

Alcazar in Segovia |

A maze at the Alcazar – sadly you can’t get to it

Alcazar in Segovia |

Inside the Alcazar – such ornate details

Segovia view |

A view of Segovia taken from the Alcazar

Segovia Cathedral |

I shot is a photo of the cathedral from the top of the Alcazar

Tips for Segovia

  • I went to Segovia three separate times during my time in Spain. I went first via car with some companions, the second time I took the bus there and the last time I took the RENFE High-Speed Train.
  • Please note that if you drive, there are tolls to get to Segovia.
  • The most budget-friendly way to get there is by bus and it’s the easiest because you can walk from the Segovia bus depot to the town center easily. It costs just under 8€ each way and takes about an hour. The bus company you take is called La Sepulvedana and you take it from Moncloa Metro Station. You can purchase tickets online but there is a small surcharge. I only took the bus from Segovia back to Madrid and I purchased my tickets at the bus station in town (located at the corner of Paseo de Ezequiel Gonzalez and Calle 3 de Abril).
  • My favorite way to get there is definitely the high-speed AVE train from Madrid. It cost me roughly 13€ each way. I took the train from Chamartin Station and it gets to the newer Segovia-Guiomar Station in roughly 27 minutes. Amazing! From Segovia-Guiomar Station head directly outside to catch the #11 bus which costs 2€ for the ride into town. If you’re in a rush, a taxi to Plaza Mayor is roughly 10€.
  • There is a tourist office for Segovia inside the new train station as well as by the Aqueduct in the main square.
  • If you have had enough of churches while traveling around Europe, I would skip Segovia’s. It’s nice but IMO Toledo‘s is amazing and worth the entrance. After seeing so many churches in Europe I know it can be overwhelming. Although if you’re religious or love the architecture and don’t mind paying the entrance fees, then by all means.
  • If you are a food lover, try out Segovia’s dish which is called “cochinillo” or roast suckling pig. The most popular places to eat it would be at Meson de Candido or Jose Maria.



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