11 things to do for free in Segovia

Segovia, Spain (21) - Iglesia y Colegio de la Compañia de Jesús on Calle del Obispo Gandasegui

11 things to do for free in Segovia

Not only is Segovia amazingly beautiful there are also a number of things that you can do for free. So here is our list of 11 things to do for free in Segovia, so you can stretch that euro as far as it well go.

View from the mirador on Juan Bravo street - Segovia, Spain (6) - 11 things to do for free in Segovia

1. The Acueducto de Segovia (Aqueduct of Segovia) is the most important and best preserved example of Roman engineering on the whole of the Iberian Peninsula. The best views can be found on Plaza Azoguejo.

2. Catedral de Santa María de Segovia (Segovia Cathedral) (Plaza Mayor, s/n) is, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. It is also Free on Sundays between 9.30 – 13.15.

3. Take a walk around La judería, Segovia’s charming Jewish quarter. Stroll the cobbled streets around Plaza de la Merced and the parishes of St. Michael and St. Andrew, all within the city walls.

4. The Iglesia de la Vera Cruz (Church of Vera Cruz) (Carretera de Zamarramala) is just outside the city walls and is Free Apr – Sep: Tue – Sun Evenings (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.) Oct – Mar: Tue – Sun Evenings (4p.m. – 6 p.m.)

5. The Casa de Moneda (Segovia Mint) (C/ de la Moneda) was built in the 16th century by Juan de Herrera for King Philip II. The building has survived in almost perfect condition and you can still see how it looked 400 years ago. It is Free to visit and the opening times are Oct – Mar: Wed – Sun (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Apr – Sep: Wed – Sun (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

6. Alcázar de Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia) (Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, s/n) is said to be one of the inspirations for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle, and its unique ship bow’s shape is certaintly breaktaking. It is Free the 3rd Tues of Month.

7. Iglesia del Corpus Christi (Church of Corpus Christi) (Plaza del Corpus 7) was the town’s old Main Synagogue) and the entrance fee is voluntary

Iglesia y Colegio de la Compañia de Jesús on Calle del Obispo Gandasegui - Segovia, Spain (21) - 11 things to do for free in Segovia

8. Iglesia de San Juan de los Caballero / Zuloaga Museum (Church of St. John of the Gentlemen) (Pl. de Colmenares s/n) is a three nave church in the Romanesque style and is one of the oldest churches in Segovia. It is Free on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

9.  Iglesia de San Justo (Church of St. Justo) (Travesía del Alamillo) is a Romanesque church located close to the cathedral notable for its prominent tower. The entrance fee is voluntary.

10. If you are interested in religious architecture Iglesia de la Santísima Trinidad, Iglesia de San Esteban, Iglesia Parroquial de San Andrés and Iglesia de San Martín are all open during the hours of service and are Free

11. Located outside the old town, the Monasterio Santa María del Parral (St. Maria Monastery) (C/ Subida al Parral, 2) is a wonderful Gothic construction and is Free to visit Tue – Sun: 16:15 & 17:15

12. The Baroque Monasterio de los Carmelitas Descalzos (Monastery of the Barefoot Carmelits) (Alameda de la Fuencisla)  is the burial place of Saint John of the Cross and is Free to visit Tue – Sun: 10 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. & 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Mon: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

written by: Jon

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