Segovia, whose old quarter and Roman aqueduct have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, lies on high ground between the Eresma and Clamores Rivers. In addition to its famous aqueduct, numerous Romanesque churches, the cathedral and Alcázar fortress go to form this magnificent landscape that presides over this part of Castile. Its modern Parador Hotel is one of the best places for the visitor to savour the citys most traditional dish: roast suckling pig.
Moreover, Segovia is an excellent starting point to tour the province and visit the La Granja Palace, as well as the Gorges of the Duratón River Nature Reserve, among other attractions. Having been a trading centre under the Roman Empire, Segovia reached its period of greatest splendour during the Middle Ages, on becoming the court residence of the Trastamaras, as well as an important centre of livestock and textile activity. It was during this period that a great many of the local Romanesque buildings were built, a rich heritage that has come down to us today.