Segovia and Pedraza

From: 400,00



In this 8 hour day tour, you will travel about 90 km Northwest of Madrid to “Sierra de Guadarrama” for visiting two historical places nearby the capital. Segovia and Pedraza.
Here Spanish history will be disclosed to you, going back to the times of the Romans, Moors, Jewish and Castilian Christians.

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:
All entrance fees of the visited sites
Visiting all monuments with a private official guide
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 45 minutes to Pedraza
1 hour walking tour Pedraza
Visiting Castle Museum Ignacio de Zuluaga
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes drive back to your hotel in Madrid
Visiting all monuments with a private official guide

All private tours of Citytoursinmadrid can be customized. Send your personal interest to and we will make a personalized proposal.  Suggestions like:

- The royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso

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 Aqueduct
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.

The Alcázar
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.

Medieval Pedraza

Pedraza is mentioned as one of the most beautiful villages of Spain.

This small town has only 125 inhabitants and a charming main square, irregular in its form and created so that the noble families of the town enjoyed the bullfighting celebrations from their balconies.

Due to the historical atmosphere, Pedraza was the choice for filming several movie or series scenes. So walking on the cobblestoned pavements, it’s possible you recognize them.

In addition to its city walls it boasts a castle erected in the 13th century and remodelled in subsequent centuries. It was acquired in 1926 by the painter Ignacio Zuloaga who restored it to locate his workshop there. Between its walls it currently houses a museum dedicated to the artist.


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