If you want to know how to go to Segovia from Madrid, please read this post – Madrid to Segovia.
Trip to Segovia, Spain
It is not that far from the main road. We walked about ten minutes and stopped along to take some shots of the beautiful buildings around Segovia as in the photo.
This is the Segovia tourist information centre. We walked in to ask for the local map =’plano’ and there is a public toilet inside the building where we have to pay 50 cents. As it is hard to find a public toilet unless you eat in a bar or restaurant, then this service is precious.
Initially I thought that Segovia would be much colder since it was further north than Madrid is (about 93km northwest of Madrid). So I put an extra piece of cardigan because I prefer to be warm than cold when walking around Segovia but when we arrived here it was not so.
If you go forward from the plaza after Segovia TIC, there is a wide staircase on the left to go up to the aqueduct where we can grab a few shots of the gorgeous aqueduct while people-watching too.
This is the local bus in Segovia but we prefer walking as the city centre is not that big compared to Toledo which we visited during the summer of 2016. Furthermore, the weather was not that cold. I especially need the exercise. Winter made my face puffy..haha. Excuses..
Along the road of Marques del Arco we found many shops selling souvenirs and we couldn’t resist. As per our custom, getting a magnet fridge is a must for every place we visit. The magnet comes in various sizes and I bought a medium size for 2.50 euros while my husband bought a ceramic plate for the olives for 3 euros. It is quite unique.
After getting some souvenirs, we walked towards Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia (picture above). Our goal was to visit the infamous Segovia Alcázar. It looks like Disney Castle.
The winter view of Segovia in January 2017 with the Catedral as the tallest building in the picture above.
This is the Alcázar of Segovia. The castle is gorgeous from the outside. Not that big but cozy. The entrance fee is 8 euros per pax.
Another challenge awaiting us. We went this far so I thought that we should climb the 152 stairs up the Torre de Juan II. However…I was exhausted halfway!! Luckily, there is a rest area as if they know some would lose their breath plus shaky knee caps. Hehe..This activity is strictly for those who are not claustrophobic. The space of the staircase up to the tower is narrow.