The UNESCO World Heritage City of Segovia lies at the southern point of the autonomous region of Castile and Leon – in close proximity to the Spanish capital, Madrid. The city's skyline is defined by its 1st century aqueduct, located on the very popular Plaza del Azoguejo, that has been recognised as among Spain's most important examples of Roman engineering. A number of hotels in Segovia, including the Hotel San Antonio el Real and the aptly named Hotel Acueducto, overlook the magnificent arches of this 818 metre historical feature, giving holiday makers an authentic glimpse into Segovia's Roman heritage. The beauty of these hotels in Segovia is only matched by their fantastic locations which provide the perfect base for your time in the city.
In fact, Segovia is overflowing with historical architecture that speaks of its rich cultural diversity. The Cathedral is considered a Gothic masterpiece in the Basque-Castilian tradition and is known to locals as "The Lady of Cathedrals". The Infanta Isabel Hotel provides stunning views of the cathedral, particularly early in the morning, whilst also providing guests with a central location to explore the rest of Segovia. Another stunning piece of Castilian architecture is the Alacazar of Segovia which sits above the city on a large rock between the two rivers, Eresma and Clamores. This Royal Palace was built around 1000 years ago and gives visitors a unrivalled view of the surrounding city.
For those looking for something a little more modern, then Segovia is famous for its MUCES festival – a Spanish acronym for The City of Segovia Festival of European Cinema. During November, the city opens its doors to the public from around Europe offering them the chance to experience quality cinema that they might not have had chance to see previously. For fans of underground cinema it is certainly worth reserving your room in one of the many beautiful hotels as early as possible – as the city is positively thronging with cinema buffs during this time. Many hotels, such as the Hotel Don Felipe, offer specialised MUCES packages that also include screenings within the hotels themselves.