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it is very general that people choose to visit large famous cities of spain, such as madrid and barcelona.

but there are also a lot of other wonderful cities which are not that big but very cute, friendly, and romantic. one which includes all these characteristics would be – segovia. it is located only 92km from madrid, 1 hour driving distance.

here we will show you how to spend a wonderful, enjoyable day in segovia. after this virtual tour, we are sure you will reschedule your trip so that you can have at least a glance at the beautiful segovia!

let’s get the trip started!

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1. go left from the station and suddenly the glamorous, breath taking view of unesco world heritage “roman aqueduct of segovia” will appear in front of you. but, we kindly ask you, please do not forget to breath! height 30m, length 728m, made by piled huge stones – exactly like a lego game! but  in a giant size…

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2. try the typical “cochinillo” (segovian grilled pork) for lunch. the chef will surprise you in the way he will cut and serve this specialty. the yellow circle at the map shows the main shopping street with a lot of restaurants.

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3. for a dessert or a cup of café con leche, we recommend to you the perfect place – “granier”. you can find pans, cakes, donuts and so many other homemade baked products which are incredibly tasty and amazingly cheap! 3 big donuts for 2,50€, 5 sweet pan sticks for 1€!

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4. if the escape from the cafeteria was successful, you should continue to see “the cathedral of segovia”. the entrance is very cheap, so we suggest to take a look inside too. then, you will noticed something very interesting inside. there is a pig standing just next to the saint anton statue. the pork was the pet of the saint and it is interesting the coincidence with the traditional recipe of the city. 

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5. the next point is the “km 0” monument. it is not mentioned often neither on the internet nor in guidebooks. like the more famous one in madrid, all streets have been made from this point called “km 0”.

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6. the last, but perhaps one of the most famous place you will see in the very end of the city is, the “alcázar de segovia”. the exterior of the fortress makes quite an impact on the visitors, especially when they admire the panoramic view of the landscape from its marvelous vantage point. enjoy the views as if you were the main character of a fairy tale… does the sight look familiar? that is because this fortress is the real model of the famous disney movie of “snow white”

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we know you “like” segovia at the moment, but after visiting, everybody will fall in “love” with it.

just one small tip, because of its location, segovia is colder and windier than madrid in the autumn-winter, so be sure to wear suitable clothes.

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have you ever thought of bringing your laptop or study materials somewhere outside of home and sitting on comfortable sofas with a relaxing atmosphere, drinking a cup of tea or café con leche and working on projects or studying?

i am sure that the answer is…
“yes!…but where?”

let us suggest a few places in madrid which are perfect for working so that you won’t waste your time searching. whether you are coming on a business trip or as a tourist, these places are sure to offer you a relaxing break or even inspiration for work.

 
1.  la bicicleta café

la bicicleta logo map

plaza san ildefonso, 9, 28004 madrid

located in the fashionable, young area of madrid called “malasaña” where you can find a lot of bars and cafes, on the upper side of gran via, the largest street in downtown madrid. whether you are passionate about bicycles or not really a fan, you will enjoy the vintage old school, casual style of this cafe. books, art pieces, bicycles here and there, all make up a warm and cozy environment that makes you feel at home.

a good selection on the menu for snacks, cakes and drinks. also you can get water for free from the jars you will find on the tables! enjoy it while working or come back during one of the special evening events, such as language exchanges, if you wish to improve on your spanish!

location: ★★★★★
atmosphere: ★★★★☆
comfort: ★★★☆☆
menu: ★★★☆☆
quietness: ★★★☆☆
customers: about 20 – 35 years old

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 2. la ciudad invisible

 ciudad logo map

costanilla de los ángeles, 7, 28013 madrid

a little bit hidden but located in the very centre of madrid, close to opera and santo domingo metro stations. compared to “la bicicleta”, the atmosphere here is more spacious and clean-looking, resembling a mini-library, spread on two floors. there are comfortable sofas where you can unwind and enjoy your working time with a delightful pot of tea.

don’t forget to try the very tasty, homemade cakes here! it would be a good work incentive or a reward for a productive day!

location: ★★★★★
atmosphere: ★★★★☆
comfortable seats: ★★★★☆
menu: ★★★★☆
quietness: ★★★☆☆
clients: about 20 – 50 years old

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la ciudad atmosphere

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3. la infinito

infinitos mapcalle tres peces, 22, 28012 madrid

situated in the city centre, between the metro stations Lavapies and Anton martin. this area of the city is very cultural (close to the reina sofia museum) and also famous for gourmet experiences. enjoy your working time in a very artistic place surrounded by books, art pieces and cakes. the ambient in the café is a combination of new and old, a source of inspiration and great motivation for work and study.

they are specialized in herb teas, but of course you can find a great cup of coffee or alcohols as well. food for breakfast, lunch, tapas, sweets…you can spend an entire day here without noticing the time!

location: ★★★★☆
atmosphere: ★★★★☆
comfortable seats: ★★★★☆
menu: ★★★★☆
quietness: ★★★★☆
clients: about 20 – 50 years old

la infinito atmosphere

visiting madrid you cannot fail to notice the liveliness of this city, with plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants open till late at night. especially designed for those who like to mix work and pleasure, there are little gems all over the capital, library-cafes like cozy living-rooms where one can relax or work.

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