During this private tour an important part of Spanish history will be disclosed to you.
You will certainly appreciate this unique experience discovering a significant part of the Spanish history, enjoying the pleasant transfers in our comfortable cars or vans and tasting the delicious Spanish gastronomy.
The tour includes:
Visiting all monuments with a private official guide
All entrance fees of the visited sites
Approximately 1,5 hour drive from your hotel in Madrid to Segovia
You will visit the Alcázar, the Cathedral (built in 1558, late gothic) the Aqueduct, the Jewish Quarter, the Main Synagogue and Saint Martin’s Church
Walking around this old city you will see Plaza Mayor, The ramparts, the square San Martín, and more
Transfer about 1 hour to Ávila
1,5 hour walking tour Ávila seeing of course the walls and more like the Cathedral, Davila's Palace, View to the Ambles Valley, Natal Church of Saint Teresa, El Chico Square and Military Door
1 hour and 25 minutes drive back to your hotel in Madrid
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Segovia, city full of historical traces
The city of Segovia nestles on a high hill surrounded by the rivers Clamores and Eresma, which come together at the foot of the Alcázar, a strategic location. Here we find traces of the first settlements from Celtiberian tribes during the Iron Age. Around 80 B.C. the Romans conquered Segovia.
The Roman time ended with the Barbarian’s invasions and the subsequent Muslim invasion.
In 1085 Alfonso VI reconquered Segovia and the city was resettled with Christians.
Segovia took off as a major city of Castile and here the proclamation of Queen Isabel I, the Catholic, took place in 1474.
The most visible testimony of the Roman presence is the Aqueduct constructed around 110 A.C. with a total length of 15 km, 767 meters length on arcades and reaches a height of 28.5 meters.
Another highlight of Segovia is the Alcázar, which has been built on a rock with an exceptional view over the region. This palace was for centuries the most important residence of several Castilian monarchies. With the arrival of the house of Habsburgs to the Crown, the Alcázar gradually lost its importance and became just a state prison.
The Jewish Quarter
During the 13th till the 15th century the city of Segovia had a major Jewish population. The testimony from this time is the Jewish quarter which still conserves its former layout of narrow, winding streets to the south of the city and within the walled site.
Ávila the city of the knights
After the town was conquered by the Romans, it was named Abila or Abela. Still there are a lot of Roman traces to see.
Ávila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage City in 1985. It has a typical medieval urban layout and its walls, which embrace the centre, made up of secluded squares, narrow streets and buildings sitting in architectural consonance with the palaces and noble mansions, are the jewel in the town of those urban buildings which provoke such admiration.
The most visible testimony of medieval times are of course the walls, constructed between 11th and 14th centuries. With a length of 2,516 meters, it is the largest fully illuminated monument in the world.