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Segovia Cathedral

The last Gothic cathedral to be built in Spain stands on Sergovia's highest point, its stunning towers and turrets soaring over chapels, tombs and a museum.

Explore the labyrinthine cloisters, chapels and tombs of the Segovia Cathedral and learn about a history that stretches back to the 16th century. Charles V ordered the construction of the cathedral in 1525 to replace the razed cathedral that stood near the Alcázar. As Renaissance architecture flourished elsewhere, the Segovia Cathedral continued to be built to plans drawn by Juan Gil de Hontañón until 1768, making it Spain’s final Gothic-style construction. Affectionately known as Dama de la Catedrals (Lady of the Cathedrals), the ornate spire-tipped structure has been a cherished landmark in Segovia for centuries.

Enter the historic complex via the north transept to walk through the uncluttered and modestly decorated interior. Light floods the open space through 16th-century Flemish windows, adding to the spacious atmosphere. Check out the central 15th-century choir, which predates the cathedral. Walk toward the eastern end of the interior to reach the high altar and inspect an 18th-century marble, jasper and bronze altarpiece crafted by Francisco Sabatini.

Ornate sculptures and intricate carvings adorn the 20 chapels that line the walls and apse. Highlights include Churriguera’s flamboyant Blessed Sacrament Chapel, which has stained-glass windows, beautiful woodcarvings and paintings dating back to the 16th century.

At the southern transept, you’ll reach the late-Gothic cloister with a gateway and tombs designed by the late-Gothic architect Juan Guas. Visit the adjacent museum, which continues up into the chapter house on the first floor. Browse religious artworks, jewelry and antique manuscripts in this museum. Make your way up to the cathedral’s 295-foot (90-meter) bell tower, which is open to visitors three times a day and presents stunning views across the city.

Segovia Cathedral is located in the Plaza Mayor (main square) of the city. It is open daily, with shorter hours on public holidays. Admission is inexpensive and combination tickets are available if you would like to access the bell tower. Children can enter for no charge. Visit on a Sunday morning for free admission.


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Lodging Near Segovia Cathedral

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$76
Hotel Eurostars Convento Capuchinos

Hotel Eurostars Convento Capuchinos

Plazuela Capuchinos 2, Segovia
4.7
of 5, from 179 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Segovia Old Town, this luxury hotel is steps from Episcopal Palace and Plaza Mayor. Segovia Cathedral and Alcazar of Segovia are also within 10 minutes.

$58
Hotel Infanta Isabel

Hotel Infanta Isabel

Plaza Mayor, 12, Segovia
4.4
of 5, from 373 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Segovia Old Town, this hotel is steps from Old Synagogue, Plaza Mayor, and Segovia Cathedral. Segovia Aqueduct and Alcazar of Segovia are also within 10 minutes.

$83
Rusticae Hotel Palacio San Facundo

Rusticae Hotel Palacio San Facundo

Plaza de San Facundo, 4, Segovia
4.5
of 5, from 121 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Segovia Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art Esteban Vicente, Plaza Mayor, and Segovia Aqueduct. Segovia Cathedral and Alcazar of Segovia are also within 15 minutes.

$65
Hotel Real Segovia

Hotel Real Segovia

Calle Juan Bravo 30, Segovia
4.7
of 5, from 79 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Segovia Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Plaza de Medina del Campo, Plaza Mayor, and Segovia Cathedral. Segovia Aqueduct and Alcazar of Segovia are also within 15 minutes.

$84
Hotel San Antonio El Real

Hotel San Antonio El Real

C/ San Antonio El Real s/n, Segovia
4.3
of 5, from 267 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Segovia, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of San Antonio El Real Convent and Segovia Aqueduct. Plaza Mayor and Segovia Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$45
Exe Casa de Los Linajes

Exe Casa de Los Linajes

Calle Doctor Velasco 9, Segovia
4.2
of 5, from 84 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Segovia Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Casa-Museo de Antonio Machado and Plaza Mayor. Segovia Cathedral and Alcazar of Segovia are also within 10 minutes.

$76
Parador de Segovia

Parador de Segovia

Carretera de Valladolid, s/n, Segovia
4.4
of 5, from 105 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Segovia, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Plaza San Lorenzo, Segovia Aqueduct, and Segovia Cathedral. Plaza Mayor and Alcazar of Segovia are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$57
Eurostars Plaza Acueducto

Eurostars Plaza Acueducto

Avenida Padre Claret 2-4, Segovia
4.2
of 5, from 309 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Segovia Old Town, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Segovia Aqueduct, Plaza Mayor, and Segovia Cathedral. Alcazar of Segovia and Monasterio del Parral are also within 2 mi (3 km).