You can’t leave Madrid without haven’t visited Segovia (about an hour from the city center of Madrid) and Ávila (another hour away from Segovia or Madrid). Don’t miss the chance to try ‘cochinillo’ (suckling pig) and other culinary specialties in Segovia, undoubtedly one of the major attractions to do what in Spain is commonly called ‘parada y fonda’ (a stop over or time to take a break and eat).
Some of the highlights of this tour include:
- The Aqueduct. A 2nd century Roman construction and one of the most emblematic sites in Spain.
- The Alcázar. A beautiful castle that looks like something out of a fairy tale. It is a conglomeration of the styles of the various monarchs and historical figures who lived there and tells its fascinating tales of palace life to all those who visit.
- Plaza Mayor and Segovia Cathedral. Also known as ‘the Lady of the Cathedrals’ due to its size and elegance, the cathedral of Segovia was constructed in the 16th century, one of the latest to be built during this time period in both Spain and Europe.
- Avila Cathedral. Romanesque and Gothic church, temple and fortress. It is one of the best preserved in Europe.
- The walls of Ávila. Another of the emblematic sites of Spain, the 2.5 km of walls make Ávila the best preserved walled city in Spain and quite possibily in Europe.