One of the most beautiful cities in Spain, and which is also very close to Madrid for a day trip, is Segovia, a World Heritage city where, in addition to enjoying an enviable gastronomy, you can enjoy a historical legacy incredible.
If you have 2 days to visit Segovia, you are in luck because you will be able to know in detail the best places you can visit in it. Its most famous monument is the Aqueduct but Segovia has much more.
Here we are going to offer you a tour with the best things to see in Segovia in two days so you don’t miss anything.
What to see in Segovia in two days
First day in Segovia
On your first day in Segovia you will visit the main places to see in Segovia in two days. You will walk through its streets discovering its main monuments and the most essential. The tour that everyone who makes a day trip to this beautiful city must take.
You can discover the complete route of your first day in Segovia in our article with the best things to see in Segovia in one day.
Some of the wonders of Segovia that you can discover during this first day are the following:
- The Aqueduct of Segovia and the Plaza del Azoguejo.
- Cervantes Street.
- The Plaza of Medina del Campo.
- The Plaza Mayor of Segovia.
- The Cathedral of Segovia.
- The Alcazar of Segovia.
- The Jewish quarter
What to see in Segovia on the second day
On the first day of your two-day trip to Segovia you will have visited the essential places of this city but you still have many more to discover, some outside the historic center and some even a few kilometers away, so having a car will be of great help.
The Monastery of Santa María del Parral and the Church of Vera Cruz
The second day of our trip to Segovia will begin in the north of the city, outside the historic center. We will go to the Monastery of Santa María del Parral, a monastery that although it is closed can also be visited, something highly recommended thanks to its cloisters of different styles, from Gothic to Plateresque through Mudejar.
Next to the monastery there is a very interesting small church, the Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, in the Romanesque style, notable for its great tower and the Chapel of the Lignum Crucis, where a relic of the cross of Jesus was venerated. Its construction is linked to the Templars and the church is wrapped in a very mystical and legendary atmosphere.
The best thing about this area is that you have great views of part of Segovia. It is the best place from which you can admire the Alcazar and the Cathedral.
In the same area as the two previous monuments we have the Real Casa de la Moneda Museum, another of the places in Segovia that we recommend visiting.
It is a group of buildings from the 16th century, located next to the River Eresma, which was the seat of the first mint that existed in Spain. In this museum the origins of the currency and its manufacture are shown with a collection of machinery that will surprise you even in the present day.
The Casa de la Moneda was built by Juan de Herrera by order of Philip II and is a great example of Spain’s industrial heritage and a symbol of the monarch’s power.
Wall of Segovia and Puerta de San Andrés
After visiting the places of interest in the north of Segovia, we will go to the historic center to admire one of the most interesting elements of the city, the Wall. To do this we will surround the Alcázar until we admire the remains of the medieval wall.
Next to it we can also enjoy beautiful views of the city until we reach the Puerta de San Andrés, which was one of the gates through which the city was accessed and which the Jews used for their cemetery. It was also the gate they passed through after their expulsion in 1492.
The Puerta de San Andrés is in the Mudejar style and from there you can access the Jewish quarter in case you want to visit it again.
Monastery of San Antonio el Real
We now leave the historic center of Segovia to an area located to the east where we find another of the great jewels of the city, the Monastery of San Antonio el Real.
It is an old royal palace in the Gothic style, inside which many important works of art are kept, such as a reliquary of Saint Anthony of Padua and different triptychs by painters from the Utrecht School.
Of the monastery it is necessary to emphasize its Church, its Cloister and the Country House, with period furniture. Despite being a bit far from the city center, it is worth going to the monastery and enjoying it.
Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso
To end the two-day visit to Segovia, we will have to travel about 11 kilometers at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama to the town of Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, where one of the most impressive palaces in Spain is located.
We are talking about the Royal Palace of La Granja, a true wonder built at the beginning of the 18th century by order of Felipe V, the first Bourbon to reign in Spain. Inside we can highlight the Tapestry Museum and other areas such as the Royal Bedroom and different rooms that we can visit in the Gallery of Statues.
But the great attraction of this palace is its gardens, an area to relax and enjoy made up of 26 ornamental fountains of a mythological nature, some of them simply spectacular that come into their maximum splendor when they are put into operation.
For more information about the best things to see in Segovia, you can visit its official tourism page.