Other Destinations in the Province of Segovia

Aguilafuente is a Segovian village located in the center of the province, in the beautiful region of Tierra de Pinares.

This town, which has the shortest name of all the provincial geography, attributes the origin of its denomination to a medieval settler, and that was originally called Fannius, which derived in Fañe.

The Celts settled in these places with their transhumant cabins, hence the difficulty in finding forts.

Ayllón is a medieval town Historical-Artistic Set of national character from 1973.

It is not easy to find the precise date of the origin of this town, although there are vestiges of inhabitants of the area that already in the Paleolithic era, left testimonies of their hunting and grazing activities in the shelters of slate and quartzite that dot the environment.

The Comarca del Pirón and del Polendos is located northeast of the city of Segovia and includes eighteen towns belonging to seven municipalities: Cabañas de Polendos, with its annexes, Mata de Quintanar and Caserío de Quintanar;

In the year 1641 Cantalejo became Villa de Señorío with Don Fernando de Ojeda y Treviño. King Alfonso XIII gave the title of city in the year 1926.

Its origin in history arises, as in most of the populations of Castilian Extremadura, from the repopulation of this area during the twelfth century.

Carbonero el Mayor, Segovian town of 2.640 inhabitants, located between the towns of Valladolid and Segovia, is dedicated mainly to the pork industry, agriculture and livestock, also has to its credit an important artistic and cultural heritage.

Small village of less than 200 inhabitants is situated in the northeast of the province of Segovia, andn a hollow on the banks of the Duratón River. This municipality stands out for its natural and cultural heritage. About one third of the surface of Carrascal del Río is part of the Natural Park of the Hoces del Río Duratón, where the hermitage of San Frutos is located, which was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 1931.

The origin of the municipality of Cerezo de Abajo is found in the mid-thirteenth century, under the name of Cereso de Yuso.

It plunges its roots in the year 1116 when it was populated by the Bishop of Segovia.

The municipality of El Espinar is configured along an extensive valley located on the northern slope of the Sierra de Guadarrama, in the transition between the Central System and the Castilian Plateau.

From 1086 it was known as "Spiritu" and in 1247 it was renamed "Spiritu de Ruviales" because of its proximity to the village. It was already in the sixteenth century when it acquired the name of Espirdo.

The historical vestiges of this town are wide, which suggests that in other times it had some relevance.

The first written data that tell us about the town are from the mid-twelfth century, but it seems that the municipality was repopulated before by some tribes in the area where the Basques or Astures were settled. Along with these, there was also news of Roman and Visigothic civilizations.

Fuentidueña, "Señora de las Fuentes", a town rich in water with numerous springs and the Duratón and Fuentes rivers.

With a population close to the 250 inhabitants, Grajera is one of the lower middle age towns of Castilla y León, since most of the neighbors are young.

Until the 19th century it was called Hontanares only. In 1247 it was called Fontanares. Place where artisan wells, fountains, springs, etc. are born From fontana acqua, water source, in vulgar Latin it was abbreviated to fontana, fuente.

The origins of Ituero and Lama are uncertain, and point to the regrouping of several population centers established in the Middle Ages bringing families from Galicia to the area. The current name of Ituero and Lama would come from two towns, the Caserío de Fituero and the one of Lama.

Jemenuño is a municipality in the province of Segovia, which since 1970 is constituted as a Local Entity Minor belonging to Santa María la Real de Nieva, as it used to be an independent municipality.

La Higuera or "La Figuera" as it was called in the 18th century due to the fruit tree, has a beautiful story behind it:

Villa located on an elongated spur that borders the course of the Riaza River, in the area corresponding to the eastern end of the Sierra de Pradales or Serrezuela.

The origins of Martín Muñoz de las Posadas are attributed to Martín Muñoz, noble gentleman of Burgos, who at the end of the s. XI.

In the 1011 year the count Sancho García arrived when it was called Montelionem, but it was not repopulated until the last quarter of the 11th century with southern Burgaleses, coming from Haza and Torregalindo.

Mozoncillo, small town in the province of Segovia where the Pirón River waters its lands.

The town was born as a result of the repopulation carried out by Alfonso VI, when the great Councils arose along the line of the south of the Duero. After being conquered from the Muslims, this area is repopulated under the reign of Alfonso VI.

Navafría is a mountain town located under the mantle of the pine forest that bears his name, with an average altitude higher than 1.200 m

Otero de Herreros encloses in its toponymic meaning the keys that define the place. The origins of metallurgy are lost in the mists of time and in the Iron Age, and practiced by the Celtic peoples of the Peninsula, whose perfection was known by the Romans.

Palazuelos de Eresma is a municipality that is located on the northern slope of the Sierra de Guadarrama. This Sierra is one of the three sectors in which the Central System can be divided in the province of Segovia.

Medieval town of Pedraza, incomparable frame declared Monumental Complex in 1951, distinguished by the "C" Tourism Awards of Castilla y León in 1993 and Europa Nostra Prize in 1996. An excellent place to walk, shop, eat or spend the night in a privileged environment of tranquility and authenticity.

Prádena, located in the foothills of Somosierra, is the southernmost town of the Community of Villa and Tierra de Sepúlveda.

Villa Serrana located on the northern slope of the Sierra de Ayllón, 1.190 m altitude.

The first historical data that we have concerning Sacramenia, belong to s. X, during the mandate in these lands of Count Asur Fernández (first Count of Monzón).

Samboal is a municipality formed by the population centers that belong to the Community of Villa and Tierra de Cuéllar: Narros, located in the region of "Carracillo" and Samboal located in "Tierra de Pinares".

The name has its origin in the verb "tiznar" or "stain with smudges" because of its relationship with the old carbonera of the territory since the time of the Middle Ages.

Located in the central strip of the province of Segovia, at 935 m above sea level, and distant from the capital at 34 km, the town of Turégano is located between the wide valley of the Pirón and Cega rivers, in the area geographical area known as the Campiña.

Valverde del Majano was born with the repopulation of the Land of Segovia at the end of the 11th century or the beginning of the 12th century. The depopulation of small bordering villages such as Valverdejo, Mazuelos, Sagrameña etc. was composing its current municipal term.

The first data of this population go back to the Middle Ages, period in which there was a village belonging to the community of Villa and Tierra de Segovia and the sexmo of San Martín.

About 27 kilometers from the Segovian capital, at 1.005 meters of altitude, in the southwestern quadrant of the province is Zarzuela del Monte. The town finds the origin of its name in the diminutive of the word bramble, a shrub of the Rosaceae family, which served as a reference to name the place to its first repopulators.