Church of the Veracruz or the Templarios (Knights Templar)_Iglesia de la Vera Cruz o de los Templarios (Segovia)

Church of the Veracruz or the Templarios (Knights Templar) It is located near the suburb of San Marcos, at the edge of the road to Zamarramala. This church was built by the Knights Templar, at the beginning of the 13th century. When this order was dissolved, the church became property of the Order of Malta, Read more about Church of the Veracruz or the Templarios (Knights Templar)_Iglesia de la Vera Cruz o de los Templarios (Segovia)[…]

Romanesque Churches (Iglesias Románicas) Segovia

Iglesia de la Anunciación, Segovia Romanesque Churches There was a time when Segovia had 30 Romanesque churches, from the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. Nowadays, only twelve are open to worship and there are four in which diverse cultural and artistic events take place. Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel, Segovia Iglesias Románicas Segovia llegó a Read more about Romanesque Churches (Iglesias Románicas) Segovia[…]

Segovia Walls (Murallas de Segovia)

Segovia Walls The walls of Segovia surround the rock that lays the foundations of the city, with a length of 2,500 metres. The wall dates back from the reconquest of Segovia, at the end of the 11th century and the beginning of the 12th century. The wall has been also restored throughout the years. Altogether Read more about Segovia Walls (Murallas de Segovia)[…]

Saint Mary’s Cathedral (La Catedral de Santa María) Segovia

Saint Mary’s Cathedral The old cathedral of Saint Mary, built in the 12th century, was destroyed during the Revolt of the Comuneros. Soon after, the construction of the current cathedral started. It will be known as ‘Dame of all Cathedrals’, because it was the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain. The cathedral was finally established Read more about Saint Mary’s Cathedral (La Catedral de Santa María) Segovia[…]

Alcázar of Segovia (Alcázar de Segovia)

Alcázar of Segovia It is a royal palace located on the top of a rock, between the rivers Eresma and Clamores. Its first apparition in a document dated form 1122, but it is possible that its construction is previous to this year. This palace was the favourite residence of the Monarchs of Castile, in it Read more about Alcázar of Segovia (Alcázar de Segovia)[…]

Aqueduct of Segovia (Acueducto de Segovia)

Aqueduct of Segovia It is located at the emblematic square of Azoguejo. The aqueduct is the emblem of the town and one of the monuments with artistic and archaeological category in our days. The date of its construction remains unknown, but it could have been carried out between the end of the 1st century and Read more about Aqueduct of Segovia (Acueducto de Segovia)[…]

GASTRONOMY (GASTRONOMÍA) LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO

Gastronomy The product par excellence of La Granja is the judión (a bean with a wider leaf), grown in the village vegetable gardens. Due to the fact that its current production level (2006) does not allow creating a denomination of origin, judiones are also produced in other places, such as Barco de Ávila, using La Read more about GASTRONOMY (GASTRONOMÍA) LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO[…]

LOCAL FESTIVALS (FIESTAS DE LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO)

FESTIVALS The most important holiday in La Granja is observed on 25 August: San Luis Day. This day the inhabitants of the village cook the Judiada, a popular lunch for all those visitants that come to the place, if they have paid before. In Valsaín, the most relevant holiday is dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Read more about LOCAL FESTIVALS (FIESTAS DE LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO)[…]