The city of Segovia is set on a rock escarpment overlooking the local area. This made the town a good defensive site for a castle, but created a problem with water supply that resulted in an aqueduct. Together, these are the two key attractions that make Segovia a must-see, and the reason why the city is UNESCO listed.
The train ride from Madrid to Segovia is beautiful. Look out for the bulls!
...or ride the Sepulvedana for 12 Euros round trip from Madrid
There is a tourism office at the foot of the Roman Aqueduct and a travel office on the Plaza Mayor.
Make sure to see the following internationally-renowned attractions:
One of the more impressive exhibits inside the castle is a full-scale model of a mounted knight, fully armored and riding an armored horse. Until you have seen this, it is difficult to appreciate the threat of such an attack.
Make sure to visit the Roman Aqueduct, the Gothic Cathredral, and the Castle.
If you're there for a while, you can visit the Claustro, a local art museum.
Be sure to try the delicious venison dishes.
Segovia's local delicacy is "cochinillo" which is slow-roast suckling pig. To demonstrate the pig's tenderness, it is often cut with a plate, as depicted in a local statue.
During the summer, if you walk in the old section of town, you're also sure to spot numerous ice cream carts.
Usually there will be sangria but there is plenty of other local Spain drinks.