Of all the day trip options from Madrid, our vote for the best is Segovia. The largest city of the Castile-Leon region, it also boasts one of the best preserved Roman aqueducts, miradors with spectacular views over the city, a cathedral, a castle and quaint cobble stone streets.
Segovia is known for its cochinillo, or suckling pig dish and, it’s best to visit Mesón Don Jimeno or Jose Maria if you can’t leave without giving it a try for yourself. However if you are in the mood for something different, Tuma is in the perfect location and not an overpriced tourist stop. Located right by the aqueduct up the stairs from Plaza del Azoguejo, this cozy little Mediterranean restaurant was the perfect afternoon break. Every dish was delicious, including the multiple plates of hummus we shared and bottles of wine we made memories over!
Segovia is entirely walkable so there is no need to come with a plan. We strolled through the cobbled stone streets just going where ever peaked out interests. A few times that led us to gelato shops, but for 2 EUR per scoop, you are allowed more than one stop.
Segovia by car
Reaching Segovia by car takes about 1 hour by highway. We recommend arriving early and parking just outside of the city where there is plenty of street parking and walking around 15 to 20 minutes into the center.
Segovia by train
There is a regional train that leaves from the Madrid Atocha station (about an 8 minute walk from the main train station) and takes roughly 2 hours to get to Segovia. This route has many stops, but there are no transfers or connections, so you can just sit back and enjoy the trip!