|The Alcázar of Segovia|
Roman aqueduct in Segovia (19th Century view)
The old city is spectacularly situated atop a long, narrow outcropping. It contains a wealth of monuments, including the cathedral, an famous ancient Roman aqueduct, and the beautiful fairy-tale spires of the Alcázar, or castle-palace, perched at the tip of the outcropping and towering over the countryside below. The old city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Owing to these famous monuments, Segovia is a very popular tourist destination, especially as a day-trip from Madrid.
Andres Segovia was a Spanish classical guitarist. See Andres Segovia.