• Registration Year

    1985

  • Registered Sector

    Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

  • Historical Function

    Industry and politics.

  • Administrative Status

    Chief city of the province of Segovia.

Location and site

On the Plateau of the Old Catile, at the foot of the Sierra Guadarrama, Segovia occupies a steep promontory at the confluence of the Eresma and the Clamores Rivers.

Urban Morphology

The city wall around the historic ensemble of Segovia, built in 1088 under the reign of Alfonso VI, has been well preserved. The urban grid is made up of a network of medieval streets which converge at the Plaza del Azoguejo. A Roman aqueduct is located at the heart of the city.

Segovia is made up of a harmonious ensemble of buildings that date to the Late Middle Ages (11th and 12th centuries) and the Renaissance (16th century), its two periods of prosperity. Its famous Roman aqueduct of 166 arches, the Alcazar constructed by Alfonso VI, and the 16th-century Gothic cathedral constitute the city's principal monuments. Romanesque churches, "mudejar" buildings and fortified houses are also part of the urban landscape, which is predominently ochre in tone.

Registration Criteria

The historical ensemble of Segovia constitutes a unique artistic realisation because it comprises an array of monuments which in terms of beauty and exemplary historical significance are truly outstanding. (I) The city illustrates a complex historical reality. The layout of its neighbourhoods, its streets and its houses relects the different cultures, who coexisted in Segovia during the Middle Ages and competed at the peak of its industrial heyday in the 16th century. (III) Segovia presents an exceptional testimony of the western city that resulted from the participation of several traditions. (IV)

Historical Reference

  • Segovia, which was conquered by the Romans between 98 and 94 B.C.
  • In 1088, after a period of Arab rule, Segovia was repopulated by King Alfonso VI. This led to a period of political and economic prosperity.
  • Between the 12th and the 15th centuries, several of the kings of Castile resided in Segovia. Queen Isabella was crowned there in 1474.
  • In the 16th century, Segovia experienced a major industrial growth. It became known for the fabrication of cloth.

Dnã. Clara Isabel Luquero de Nicolás

Mayor of Segovia

Dnã. Clara Isabel Luquero de Nicolás
Alcaldesa
Ayuntamiento de Segovia
Plaza Mayor, 1
40001 Segovia, España
Tel:
+34.921 41.98.44
Fax:
+34.921 41.98.40
Email:
alcaldia@segovia.es
Sra. Claudia de Santos Borreguero
Concejala de Patrimonio Histórico y Turismo
Ayuntamiento de Segovia
C/ Judería Vieja, 12
40001 Segovia, España
Tel:
(+34) 921 466 707/(+34) 626 360 376
Fax:
(+34) 921 466 708
Email:
claudia.desantos@segovia.es
Vista de la Judería desde el Cementerio Judío (1)
Vera-Cruz-2
Vera Cruz (1)
Torre de Arias Dávila
Serpentea el acceso al área natural del Clamores
Anochecer junto a la presa de la Casa de la Moneda. Segovia
Segovia-Real Casa de Moneda
Segovia-Real Casa de Moneda (5)
Segovia-Real Casa de Moneda (2)
Segovia-Real Casa de Moneda (1)
Segovia-Alcázar (4)
Segovia Catedral Centro histórico
san pedro abanto
Puerta de Santiago (4)
Puerta de Santiago (2)
Puerta de San Andres (6)
PROPIEDAD TURISMO DE SEGOVIA CASA DE MONEDA Y ALCAZAR AL FONDO
PLAZA MAYOR (1)
Plaza del Conde Queste
Plaza de San Martín (2)
Panoramica4
panoramica muralla con alcazar
Panorámica del Acueducto
Panorámica de Segovia
panoramica catedral alcázar Noche
Palacio de Quintanar
Museo Rodera Robles
Museo de Segovia - Casa del Sol
Muralla - Museo Segovia
Monasterio de Santa María del Parral
Monasterio de Santa María del Parral (6)
Jose Luis Martín Mayoral- Segovia
Jardín de los poetas 2
Interior-Sinagoga-Mayor-2
Imagen 683
Imagen 165
El agua, un espejo, tan igual, tan diferente
Convento Carmelitas Descalzos (3)
Centro Didáctico de la Judería de Segovia
Catedral Día 9
Catedral Alcázar Segovia
Casa-de-los-Picos
Casa de los Picos Día 4
Casa de los Picos Día 2
Casa de las Cadenas (1)
Capitel-Sinagoga-Mayor
Alcazar Noche 15
Alcazar Día 5
Alameda del Parral
Acueducto de Segovia (5)