The Segovia of the Three Cultures: Jews, Muslims and Christians in medieval Castile - Free Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on October 13, 2020

Official Tourism Guide of Castilla y León (CL / 000769). Tireless traveler, lover of the History of Art and tireless global traveler and Castilian-Leon in particular. I am fascinated by Romanesque art, Civil Architecture and Sacred Art in particular. I love showing the city where I live.

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Tour description

(This tour does not go through the Aqueduct or the Alcázar. To do this, go to the Segovia, World Heritage Site, tour above 😁)
The Middle Ages in Segovia seems, as in the rest of Europe, a history of wars , but it is also a history of coexistence . For almost a thousand years the three great cultures of the Mediterranean met and coexisted in Segovia:

  • The Christian culture , which is located in the north and that as the years go by is advancing towards the south of the peninsula.
  • The Muslim culture , which is located to the south of the Christian kingdoms and recedes over the years until the conquest of Granada.
  • The Jewish culture , which coexists in both territories, sharing its life with both Christians and Muslims.

We propose a short trip , which will start from the Church of San Millán (Romanesque of Mozarabic origin) built in the time of Alfoso I of Aragon (known as El Batallador , 12th century). Then, through the Canaleja passage , we will arrive at what was the most important Jewish quarter in Castile. We will see its old Synagogue , we will meet Abraham Senneor ( 15th century ), last great Rabbi of Castile (treasurer / counselor of the Catholic Monarchs ) while we will talk about the gastronomic, cultural and religious customs of the Hebrew people , who have so much to do see with the Christian women, as we stroll through the streets where our former Jewish neighbors lived. The tour will end at the Cathedral of Segovia, the Lady of Castilian Cathedrals. Late Gothic building built in the s. XVI replacing the previous one, destroyed after the war of the commoners. We will enjoy its history, its architecture, works of art and importance during the reign of Carlos I ( 16th century ).

Important information for the traveler:
- The tour includes the use of the radio guide but not the entrance to the cathedral (€ 3 adults, retirees +65 and large families, € 2.50 and children under 10 years free, without tower).
- The tour starts at the Church of San Millán (Av. Aqueduct and ends at the Cathedral (Plaza Mayor)
ALL RESERVATIONS WILL BE RE-CONFIRMED 24 HRS. BEFORE THE VISIT

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  • Meeting point:
    Av. Acueducto, s/n, 40002 Segovia, Spain
    Av. Acueducto, s/n, 40002 Segovia, Spain
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    Door of the Church of San Millán (Av. Aqueduct). Green cap

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Gisella 09 Aug 2022
Madrid

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Travelled in family - Aug 2022
Nos encantó,muy agradable ,nos atendió de maravilla ,educado,nos explicó muy bien ,gracias por todo nos hizo pasar un día agradable
SANT... 02 Aug 2022
Colindres

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Excelente hilo argumental de la conexión entre culturas, descubres detalles que antes pasan desapercibidos y después del tour los buscas en cada capitel, columna, iglesia, casas…. La mejor forma de entender la historia y confirmar que todas las culturas parten de un mismo origen!!
Yolanda 29 Aug 2021
Logroño

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Travelled in group - Aug 2021
Muy amable.
Laura 18 Aug 2021
Barcelona

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Travelled in family - Aug 2021
Nos ha parecido una visita interesante. Gracias a este maravilloso guía
Alvaro 18 Aug 2021
Elche

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2021
Una visita excelente con un hilo argumental muy bien madurado. He descubierto un montón de detalles de la historia de España que desconocía y las explicaciones me han hecho entender mucho mejor las similitudes, diferencias e interacciones de las tres culturas que convivieron en el país.
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Free cancellation
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