10 Things to Do in Segovia at Night

Segovia, declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO, has a particular charm at night that invites you to visit it.

Rocio Biagetti

Rocio Biagetti

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10 Things to Do in Segovia at Night

Segovia night | ©22jeca

Segovia is a city rich in history very close to Madrid and is located in the region of Castilla y León in Spain. It has very old buildings such as the Roman Aqueduct from the 2nd century A.D. and medieval monuments, among which its castles and the Cathedral of Segovia stand out.

Visiting these buildings is one of the best things to do in Segovia since the illuminated city reveals a different warmth. At night is the ideal time to visit viewpoints, such as the Cathedral Tower or the Clamores Valley, discover its gastronomy, stroll through its neighborhoods and even visit the Alcazar and the Roman Aqueduct.

1. Visit the Roman Aqueduct illuminated at night.

Roman Aqueduct of Segovia| ©Enrique Riu (Color)
Roman Aqueduct of Segovia| ©Enrique Riu (Color)

The Roman Aqueduct of Segovia is a Roman construction dating from the 2nd century A.D., from the end of Trajan's empire and the beginning of Hadrian's empire.

It can be visited throughout the day but at night it is enchanting, as the lights allow you to appreciate it in all its immensity and beauty. You can take pictures from its stairs and from the Mirador El Postigo del Consuelo, from where you will get a good panoramic view of the Aqueduct.

This building, which operated until 1973, was used to transport water from the Guadarrama mountains to the city of Segovia, taking advantage of the unevenness of the land. It even had a system for cleaning impurities from the water and regulating its flow. It is located in the Azoguejo square, which is where it reaches its maximum height of 28 meters.

It is considered one of the most important works of engineering that come to us from Roman times, with its 167 granite stone arches from the Guadarrama mountain range. These arches are supported by a balance of forces that are still amazing today.

I recommend that you take a guided tour of the Aqueduct, which is one of the best tours you can do in Segovia to get to know this construction in depth.

  • Location: Plaza del Azoguejo, 1, 40001 Segovia, Spain

Take a night tour of the main sites of Segovia

2. Take a night walk through the Caballeros neighborhood.

The Knights Neighborhood| ©santiago lopez-pastor
The Knights Neighborhood| ©santiago lopez-pastor

The Barrio de los Caballeros is located between the Plaza del Conde Cheste and the Plaza San Esteban, going north from the Roman Aqueduct. It is characterized by the large number of palaces, churches and ancient museums that it has, dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and that at night can be appreciated in a special way.

In this neighborhood you will find Romanesque palaces such as the House of the Marquis of Lozoya, the Palace of Quintanar, the Palace of Count Cheste and also the House of the Marquis of Castellanos and Uceda and the House of the Chains. Many of these buildings were built for military purposes to protect the city.

At night, the Caballeros neighborhood stands out for its lights that embellish every building in the old town. Its old buildings were the houses of the nobles, but nowadays museums have been founded in many of these houses. Among the most famous are the Esteban Vicente Museum and the Rodera Robles Museum.

In addition, you will be able to see old Romanesque churches such as the Catholic temple of San Juan de los Caballeros, built in 1884, which became the Zuloaga Museum in 1931. You will also be able to see the church of San Martin which was built in the 12th century.

  • Location: between Plaza del Conde de Cheste, 4, 40001 and Plaza San Esteban, 40003 Segovia, Spain.

3. Visit the Alcazar of Segovia at sunset

Alcazar at sunset| ©Urbano Suárez
Alcazar at sunset| ©Urbano Suárez

The Alcazar of Segovia was built in the 12th century and is one of the most famous castles in the world. Visiting this UNESCO World Heritage castle at sunset is a must during your stay in Segovia.

When the sun sets, don't miss theunique panoramic view of Segovia from the 80-meter-high Tower of Juan II. It is not for nothing that it served as inspiration for different film directors, such as Orson Welles when he filmed the movie "Chimes at Midnight" and for Walt Disney when he filmed the movie "Cinderella".

If you go to Segovia in summer, from April to October, you can visit the Alcazar until 8 pm. Anyway, if you visit Segovia in winter, the Castle illuminated at night from some of the viewpoints is one of the best things you can see in the city.

In the Alcazar of Segovia lived 22 kings, such as King Alfonso X the Wise and Isabella the Catholic and other prominent personalities of Spain. In addition, important marriages of royalty were celebrated, such as that of Philip II with Anne of Austria.

This castle currently trains artillery officers of the Spanish Army. The extraordinary thing is that this training center has been in operation since 1764 and was inaugurated during the reign of Carlos III.

Information of interest

  • Winter opening hours: every day from 10 am to 6 pm (from November to March).
  • Summer hours: daily from 10 am to 8 pm (April to October).
  • Location: Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia, s/n, 40003, Segovia
  • Entrance fee: about 10€.

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4. Take a selfie with the Diablillo of the Aqueduct at night

Selfie devil statue| ©Babak Fakhamzadeh
Selfie devil statue| ©Babak Fakhamzadeh

The Diablillo del Acueducto is a statue made and donated by the artist José Antonio Abella. It is located on the wall of San Juan street, in the highest part.

It is a huge bronze statue of an obese devil that attracts attention because it has in his hand a cell phone that says "I Segovia". In addition, this devil is taking a selfie, which attracts many visitors who want to take a picture with the little devil.

The sculpture represents a legend about the construction of the Aqueduct that tells that the devil built it in a single night, after having made a pact with a woman, who promised to give him her soul in exchange for not having to carry water to her house. However, the devil lacked a single stone to finish his work and the woman did not have to give him her soul in exchange.

The sculpture was placed on the walls of the Aqueduct in 2020 thanks to the businessman José Luis Herrero and the City Hall. Despite the fact that the Aqueduct is a historical construction, with an extension of 16,220 meters and 28.10 meters high, this little devil was installed to attract more tourists.

  • Location: Plaza del Conde de Cheste, 5, 40001 Segovia, Spain. Located on the wall of San Juan Street.

5. Take a night visit to the Cathedral of Segovia

Segovia Cathedral by night| ©Miguel Angel Herrería
Segovia Cathedral by night| ©Miguel Angel Herrería

The Cathedral of Segovia is one of the most amazing buildings in the city. That is why visiting the Cathedral at night has its attraction since it has a tower of 88 meters high from which you will have very nice panoramic views of the city at night. In addition, the illuminated Cathedral is in itself worthy of admiration.

The Cathedral of Segovia was built between the sixteenth and eighteenth century and is of late Gothic style with some Renaissance features. It is located in the Plaza Mayor between two emblematic monuments of the city, the Roman Aqueduct and the Alcazar of Segovia. It is also known as the Lady of the Cathedrals, for its beauty and elegance.

Night tours are available from May to September inclusive on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm. The guided tour also includes a visit to the Audiovisual Room, the Bell Ringer's House and the Clock Room. I recommend you to read this article about the opening hours of the Cathedral of Segovia to know its opening hours in detail.

Useful information

  • Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm.
  • Location: C. Marqués del Arco, 1, 40001 Segovia, Spain
  • Ticket price: from 9€.

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6. Watch the sunset from the Clamores Valley Viewpoint

Clamores Valley Viewpoint| ©Emilio
Clamores Valley Viewpoint| ©Emilio

Segovia has many viewpoints to watch the sunset and get the best views of the historical monuments of the city. One of them is the Mirador del Valle del Clamores, which is located near the Alcázar of Segovia.

It is an ideal place to enjoy an enchanting panoramic view of the city of Segovia at sunset or at night. It also offers a unique view of the Wall, the Jewish Cemetery and the Clamores Valley.

You can reach the Mirador del Valle del Clamores on foot, as it is one kilometer from the Aqueduct. You can start your tour at the Hontanilla Park, which is next to the Sancti Spiritu Bridge, and continue along San Valentín Street, passing through the Jewish Quarter, the San Andrés Gates and the Wall, to the Mirador.

On the way you will be able to see natural caves, active orchards, old bridges and old craft houses where they used to work with skins. In addition, you will see an old chocolate mill and a soup factory that are no longer in operation, before reaching the viewpoint and seeing one of the most beautiful views of Segovia at night.

  • Location: Rda. de Don Juan II, 24T, 40003 Segovia, Spain

7. Enjoy the excellent gastronomy of Segovia

Dining with a view of Segovia| ©Duncs1745
Dining with a view of Segovia| ©Duncs1745

In Segovia you will find bars, restaurants and pubs with an unmissable gastronomic offer and options to enjoy the night to your liking. You can't miss typical Segovian dishes such as roast suckling pig, farm beans, Segovian trout and many delicious dishes prepared with vegetables and fish, accompanied by Segovian punch. A good dish costs around 20€ or 25€.

Among the best restaurants to eat typical food are Mesón de Cándido, a family restaurant that has been in the family for 3 generations, and Restaurante Casares which overlooks the Aqueduct.

As for bars, the most recommended for tapas in Segovia are La Bodega del Barbero, where there are live concerts, and De Bote en Bote bar, both 5 minutes walk from the Aqueduct.

Undoubtedly, the city of Segovia is beautifully illuminated at night. That is why it is very nice to walk around when the sun goes down and its streets are not crowded with visitors. And during your night tour, there is nothing better than enjoying the great gastronomic offer of Segovia.

8. Get to know the Jewish Quarter at night

Juderia| ©José Manuel Fuentes
Juderia| ©José Manuel Fuentes

La Juderia is a very old Jewish quarter of Segovia that was built in the 12th century by the Hebrews until they were expelled in 1492 by the Catholic Monarchs. I recommend that you visit the neighborhood at night so you can appreciate the nocturnal charm of its narrow streets, synagogues and ancient buildings from medieval times.

It is a very nice place to walk around and learn about the history of the Jews who lived in the city. Of the 5 synagogues that once housed the neighborhood, today only one remains, the Major Synagogue, where now stands the Catholic convent of Corpus Christi.

This neighborhood will surprise you with its narrow streets and also for its night bars, which are characterized by tranquility and historical atmosphere, such as the restaurant El Fogón Sefardi and also the Socorro bar located at the door of San Andrés.

9. Visit the Jewish Cemetery in Segovia at night

Jewish Cemetery| ©segoguiados
Jewish Cemetery| ©segoguiados

The Jewish Cemetery of Cuesta de los Hoyos is one of the few Jewish necropolis in Europe. It is located on the outskirts of the city of Segovia, in front of the Jewish quarter, in the area known as the Pinarillo.

I recommend you to visit it when the sun goes down, since it is located on a hill, from where you can get a nice panoramic view of the city. In addition, there is no doubt that visiting a cemetery at night awakens the imagination of many people. This cemetery dates back to the 15th century and occupies 4.7 hectares.

The Jews used two types of burials with limestone rock to bury their dead, one was by arranging the natural caves to be tombs and in others they used anthropomorphic graves.

  • Location: C. Cta. de los Hoyos, 40003 Segovia, Spain
  • Entrance fee: free of charge

10. See the Alcazar illuminated from the Mirador del Último Pino (Last Pine Viewpoint)

Alcazar of Segovia at night| ©Víctor M.
Alcazar of Segovia at night| ©Víctor M.

The Mirador del Último Pino is located in the perfect place to see the Alcazar of Segovia illuminated at night. It is near another viewpoint called Pina del Silencio and close to the Mirador de Alcázar and the two valleys, where you can also stop to contemplate the view of the city and the Alcazar.

Segovia has many viewpoints from where you can appreciate the historical monuments, the city and the valley and the surrounding hills. Visiting them at night is special, as the city is illuminated adopting a different mystique. The Alcazar is one of the most visited castles in Europe and after sunset it is amazing.

You can reach the Mirador by taking an interesting walk from the Wall, passing by the Mirador de la Muralla and the Jewish cemetery, until you reach the Mirador del Último Pino. It is a walk of only 1.2 km. The viewpoint of the Alcazar and the two valleys is 200 meters from this viewpoint.

The Alcazar of Segovia, whose shape resembles a ship, is built on top of a hill. Touring this castle is one of the best tours you can do in Segovia.

  • Location: C. Cta. de los Hoyos, 76, 40003 Segovia, Spain