Segovia is one of the most popular and favorite day trips for visitors staying in Madrid. Segovia is home to a Roman aqueduct, which gave the city its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Known as one of the best-preserved monuments on the Iberian Peninsula, the aqueduct towers at 28,5 meters tall. Additionally, the gorgeous Alcázar of Segovia is rumored to be Walt Disney’s inspiration for the Cinderella castle! Our local tour guide will explain the fascinating history behind these monuments. As well as take us to visit many more of the awe-inspiring sites around Segovia.
In addition to Segovia, we will stop in El Escorial. It’s a mix between a giant monastery, breathtaking palace, as well as the burial grounds for the royal family. At only 5 euros with student ID to enter, it’s worth the stop! You can walk through one of the most important buildings of Spain to see the lavish artwork that decorates this building. Architecture that transports you to another time. As well as the tombs of royal family members from kings and queens, to relatives and important relations. You can also a moment to walk outside the building to indulge in the sweet-smelling gardens and the views of the famous 4 towers of Madrid in the distance. In the end, if you would rather take a break than go inside, the area is also filled with delightfully cozy cafés that will treat you to a nice cup of coffee, tea and a decadent pastry!