The province of Segovia offers us several routes
for getting to know its history, art and culture. The palace of
La Granja de San Ildefonso, the Valsaín Centre for the Interpretation
of Nature and the Riofrío palace and woods are some of the points
of interest. The Mudejar Route will put us into contact with this
peculiar artistic style in places such as Santa María la Real
de la Nieva, Coca or Cuellar. Another of the major attractions
of Segovia is the Route of the Castles, in which as well as the
defensive architecture of Turégano and Castilnovo we can visit
the towns with a strong medieval flavour of Fuentepelayo and Sepúlveda.
The Natural Park of las Hoces del Río Duratón and its church of
Santiago will show us exceptional landscapes. And to get closer
to popular architecture, nothing better than travelling the Route
of the Mountain Villages.
Any point in the province is a good place to try Segovian cusine. La Granja broad beans, Castilian soup (made from garlic and bread) and roast lamb and suckling pig, are added to "calderetas" (meat stews) and game dishes. Cantimpalo spicy sausage is well known as is ponche Segovian (a typical cake). Designation of Origin wines from the Ribera del Duero will accompany these delicious dishes.
Source: Web server of Instituto de Turismo de España, TURESPAÑA.