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

Juan, Bachelor of English Philology, Master in Humanities and Official Tourism Guide of Castilla y León (CL / 000769). Tireless traveler, “adopted” Segovian, lover of Art History and tireless global traveler, Castilian-Leon in particular. I am fascinated by Romanesque art, Civil Architecture and Sacred Art in particular. I love showing the city in which I live. Jose Javier, from Granada, José Javier Corral I learned sign language as an educator in a specific school for the deaf. This incipient interest led me to learn LSE (Spanish Sign Language), until I got the official qualification of sign language interpreter, including International and ASL (American Sign Language, in collaboration with Gallaudet University). My passion for art and history led me to become an official tour guide, a job that I have been developing for the last 20 years. I have also signed video clips and now, thanks to Guruwalk, I am the first free tour guide in Spain in sign language

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

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)

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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
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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

SANTIAGO 02 Aug 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jul 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, igle...

Yolanda 29 Aug 2021
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Travelled in group - Aug 2021

Muy amable.

Laura 18 Aug 2021
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Travelled in family - Aug 2021

Nos ha parecido una visita interesante. Gracias a este maravilloso guía

Alvaro 18 Aug 2021
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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 ...

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Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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