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The Association of Tourism Guides of Segovia celebrates a concentration in the main square to claim their role as ambassadors of the city for the revival of the local economy

The Association of Official Tourism Guides of Segovia concentrated this Wednesday in the Plaza Mayor with small signs reading 'Choose who guides you', an initiative that also took place at the regional and national level, as it was promoted by the Federation of Girl Guides from Castilla y León and Cefapit. The objective, "to make the city of Segovia participate in the important role that the guides will have as ambassadors of the city for the reactivation of the local economy, as well as the visibility of Segovia as a safe tourist destination".

The guides also wanted to dedicate this event to "pay a sincere tribute to all the professionals who in one way or another have contributed significantly to the fight against the pandemic."

The mayor, Clara Luquero, supported the concentration with her presence, and both she and the Councilor for Tourism, Claudia de Santos, valued the importance of this city, being a World Heritage Site, "to have great professionals, perfectly qualified and prepared to receive and serve those who visit us. "

Source: The Day of Segovia


The month of July brings news to Aguilafuente and its relationship with the Roman world through the reopening of the Archaeological Hall, home to the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the province of Segovia.

After the recent health crisis, the Archaeological Hall of Aguilafuente reopens its doors on Saturday, July 4, opening new interior lighting, with new activities and eager to continue spreading Roman culture and the eaglet heritage. Thus, this Saturday at 12:00 noon, a guided visit to the Archaeological Hall and the historical and monumental heritage of this Segovian municipality will be held.

But the news does not end here. On the day of reopening, at 19:00 p.m., and also by appointment, the first “Piece of the quarter” is presented. The “Piece of the quarter” project is part of the revitalization of the Archaeological Hall of Aguilafuente through a series of measures aimed at promoting the quality of the visits and activities offered by the Archaeological Hall. The main objective of this project is to present, through a simple speech, one piece per quarter to enhance visits to the Archaeological Classroom. Thus, visitors will be able to enjoy new content every three months, thus returning to the Archaeological Classroom and turning it into a reference cultural space. The piece chosen to inaugurate this activity is a fragment of the peristyle mosaic, explained by Laura Frías Alonso, manager of the Archaeological Classroom. Through a comment on the piece and an information sheet, the location, description and curiosities about the chosen piece are presented, which will be explained in detail during the months of July, August and September.

In addition, between 6 and 26 July the excavation campaign of the archaeological site of Santa Lucía will take place, within the framework of the research project "Roman Villa of Santa Lucía (Aguilafuente, Segovia). Population and territory in Protohistory, Antiquity and the High Middle Ages ”. With this research project, the evaluation of the Roman imperial town of Saint Lucia and its archaeological and architectural components is proposed, as well as the analysis of the territory and its structure in Roman times (socio-economic, environmental and cultural aspects) linked to evolution of the Santa Lucía settlement and settlements in its immediate surroundings.

The Aguilafuente City Council, promoter of the research project, organizes a series of guided visits to the archaeological site to give visibility and spread the great work carried out by the researchers. These visits will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the morning, and as in all activities, a telephone reservation will have to be made.

Thus, Aguilafuente once again becomes a cultural reference in our province, reopening its Archaeological Classroom on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. and from 17:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. hours, keeping all the security measures on your visits and in the famous escape room "A trip back in time", which can always be done by appointment, like the rest of the activities, on the phone 605 842 481.

Source: Segoviaudaz


The research work "Eresma Arqueológico" is resumed in the four sites subject to study, Dolmen de Santa Inés, Peña del Moro, Cerro Tormejón and the Roman town of Matabuey.
More information at: El Adelantado de Segovia. (Monday, June 29)

Turismo de Cuéllar has created new tours on its guided tour starting from the Mudéjar Tower and they are going to cover a section of the Adarve.

The Cuéllar Tourism Office opened its doors to the public on Friday, June 26. All the tourists enjoyed the guided tour of the castle, which presented news such as the new tour.

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With the start of the new dramatized visits to the castle and the town of Cuéllar,
they offer all the tourist products that from the Department of Tourism have been proposed
for the summer of 2020

Starting Saturday, July 4
On Saturdays and Sundays we add to our proposals the Dramatized Route through the Town
Historical. Route with many characters unknown to us, but important for the
history of Cuéllar: Isabel de Zuazo, Arthur Byne, ...

Starting Friday, July 10
On Fridays we extend our proposals with the Dramatized Night Visits at the Castle.
A new way of getting to know the Cuéllar castle on summer nights, with groups
reduced, with special tours.

Starting July 18 theatrical visits for children
Saturdays and Sundays from the Tanneries Center. Espronceda returns to have fun with his
stories to the little ones.

Starting Saturday, July 25
On Saturdays, we complete our proposals with the Night Dramatized Literary Route through
the old town. Touring the historic center with the special atmosphere that the
night living with the literary characters who wrote and were inspired by our villa.

• FROM 10.00 to 14.00 AND FROM 16.30 to 20.00 OPEN FROM MONDAY TO SUNDAY
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Since Saturday, June 27, the cathedral of Segovia is open to the public after more than three months closed to tourism.

The hours until the end of September will be from 9:30 a.m. to 21:30 p.m. last pass half an hour before closing.


With the beginning of the summer period, the Coca City Council has launched a tourist campaign focused on promoting inland tourism in Villa de Coca and its surroundings.

To do this, they have carried out a virtual campaign, through social networks, under the slogan 'Villa de Coca. Live it and enjoy it ', since what they seek is to ensure that visitors have a close and healthy experience, despite being in an atypical year due to the Covid-19 health crisis.

From the City Council they assure that "it is our duty and responsibility to promote and publicize our identity, monuments, our history, the natural environment, our people, gastronomy", despite the circumstances.

Within the sanitary regulations imposed by COVID-19 (minimum safety distance, mask and handwashing), the Consistory's wish is that visitors find themselves in a place where they can also enjoy themselves on the terraces of bars, restaurants and the variety of accommodation they have, all of them well prepared to face the so-called 'new normality', hoping that the stay will be pleasant and safe for all outsiders, who will always be welcomed with open arms.

The Coca monuments are currently closed to the public. It is estimated that the castle will open in mid-July, but it will be the private company that manages it who will decide whether it will finally open by those dates or later. The City Council plans to open the tourist office when the castle is in operation. What is not clear is whether they will open visits to the Cerebosma forest museum to the public, due to the difficulty of disinfecting such a large building after each visit, as well as the Tower of San Nicolás, since it was previously free entry and now they would have to find a way to control access and disinfection of the same.

From the Consistory they point out that “the town is not only the monuments, which can also be enjoyed from outside. We want to promote walking routes and we are working on signaling one to be able to offer different alternatives in the municipality. In addition, we will continue promoting Coca through social networks, offering our town as a point of interest to visit. ”

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia


From July 1, from the Caja Segovia Foundation and from the hand of Begoña, Mª Cruz and Rebeca, Segovian official guides, propose you to see, discover and enjoy our city with the tours:

Rise and Decline of Segovia in the 18.30th Century: Thursdays (11.00pm) and Sundays (1am) from July 2020, XNUMX.

“Real” and Legend stories: Tuesdays (18.30pm), Fridays (19.00pm) and Saturdays (11.00am) from July 15, 2020.
Recommended for all audiences

Women in the History of Segovia: Monday (19:00 p.m.) from July 1, 2020

Duration of the tours: 2 hours.
Groups: minimum 6 - maximum 20 people
Price: € 8 adults / € 4 children between 5 and 16 years (cash payment at the beginning of the visit).

COVID Note: in compliance with the official protocols established to minimize the hygienic-sanitary risks caused by COVID-19 in the development of our activity, the use of a mask will be mandatory for all attendees. Disposable headphones will be supplied for the follow-up of the visit, guaranteeing the safety distance.

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Begoña Horcajo - 636444892
Mª Cruz Benito Merino - 636842896
Rebeca Martín Nieto– 629306951

Rise and Decline of Segovia in the XNUMXth Century
On this route we will discover from the Barrio de los Caballeros, its nobles, hidalgos and large houses, passing by its humanist intellectuals, to the decline marked by the political, social, economic and religious differences that immersed us in the Community War.
Days and times: Thursdays (18.30pm) and Sundays (11.00am) from July 1, 2020.
Meeting point: Diablillo statue 10 minutes before the start of the visit.

"Real" and Legend Stories
A fresh and fun way to walk around Segovia discovering the founders who made the city you know today; secrets of our kings and queens, their hobbies, quirks and funny anecdotes.
Recommended to ALL KINDS OF PUBLIC.
Days and times: Tuesday (18.30pm), Friday (19.00pm) and Saturday (11.00am) from July 15, 2020.
Meeting point: cross next to the Aqueduct

Women in the History of Segovia
Do you know who was the first Princess of Asturias? What Castilian lady kept the keys to the city? Or who was the first woman to become a San Quirce Scholar?
We will visit the historic center of the city discovering these and many more curiosities of women who marked the History, not only of Segovia, but also of Spain.
We will stop at places that were relevant in some period of these women's lives and marked their trajectory, such as Isabel La Católica, Beatriz de Bobadilla, Sta Teresa de Jesús, Guiomar and Elvira Sastre, among others.
Days and times: Monday (19:00 p.m.) from July 1, 2020.
Meeting point: Diablillo statue 10 minutes before the start of the visit.

Source: Segoviaudaz

Segovia box

The Aguilafuente City Council has launched a cultural revitalization plan in order to publicize the rich cultural and natural heritage of the town through innovative initiatives.

During the last months, marked by the health alert, a multitude of activities have been carried out encouraged by social networks both in the consistory and in the Archaeological Classroom, as well as from the distribution of cultural and entertainment material to the elderly, saving from this way the digital divide.

All this time, the Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports has been working intensively on a plan that values ​​the eagle heritage. For this, an improvement is being carried out in the facilities of the Archaeological Classroom, by replacing the LED lighting, and the Florentino Trapero museum, with a new distribution to make this space more attractive. Both museums will reopen next July coinciding with the start of excavations at the Santa Lucía archaeological site.

Until then, Aguilafuente does not stop taking news. This week it was the turn of a guide. It is an adventure through the streets of the town through the link where the visitor is the protagonist. Using a mobile or tablet, completely free of charge and without the need to download any application, the visitor will have to solve puzzles that will take them to visit various places with history and will make them notice curious details that often go unnoticed. Another self-taught and at the same time guided way to get to know Aguilafuente and which tries, in a very new and original way, to promote tourism in the municipality as well as spread its rich cultural and natural heritage.

Source: Segoviaudaz

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Tourism seeks to contribute a vision of culture, heritage and tradition under a prism of modernity

The Royal Site of San Ildefonso is promoted in the showcase of social networks, with the presentation of a new tourist plan, which includes a dynamic website and a new brand with a minimalist, clean, and orderly approach, in which “less it's more". The mayor of the Royal Site, Samuel Alonso, announced the project yesterday, accompanied by the Councilor for Tourism, Paloma Ramírez, and by the director of the Iomarketing company, David Rodríguez, awarded the contract. The website, which maintains the address (, already offers a very dynamic and participative App of the tourist destination of the Royal Site, with photos and videos, produced by Gran Angular Fotos and Valsan Videography, which show the tourist attractions of the town, among which the emphasis has been on natural tourism, taking into account that the Royal Site is part of the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, and is a Biosphere Reserve.

The plan also includes the installation of large-format information panels in strategic places in the municipality, so that the thousands of visitors who come to the Royal Palace and Gardens also do so in the lower area of ​​the municipality. Thus, the mayor announced that these large panels will be placed at: the beginning of the Alameda, at the Medio Punto, the Plaza de Los Dolores, the Plaza del Matadero and the Puerta de la Reina.

And the website wanted to take a new step, with a section aimed at the little ones, that through a gymkana based on the book 'The crystals of time', by Ricardo de Pablos 'Almondróguez', covers all of history, legends, heritage ... of the Royal Site, with Rux as the central character.

Samuel Alonso also showed his enthusiasm for the new plan, which has created an online platform for small municipal businesses on the web, with the aim of promoting the tertiary sector.

All these initiatives are included under the Turismo del Real Sitio brand, which already presents a new image. As distinctive distinguishing values, we wanted to give special importance to the dynamism of an element such as water, a common thread in the history of the municipality and with direct visibility in the Monumental Fountains of the Royal Palace. On the other hand, reference is made to the heritage and historical culture through the Tuscan columns and Roman capitals, such as those that can be seen on the facade of the Royal Palace of La Granja, which merges with the fountain, in a pointed style based on the representation of the mosaics that make up the roads and streets, so characteristic throughout the municipality.

As a typographic solution, the name, we have sought to promote this approach to modernity through a strong and high impact typeface.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The president of the Rural and Active Tourism Association of Segovia, Domingo Asenjo, affirmed that the forecasts point to "it will be a better summer than others" for the sector, which saw all the reservations and events being canceled due to the declaration of the state of alarm and everything was "zero". The province of Segovia is preparing to take advantage of a summer in which "interior, proximity vacations" will be sought. Asenjo calculated that, for July and August, the reserves are between 35 and 40 percent.

"They are reserved and confirmed in many of the cases," said Domingo Asenjo, the most popular being rural houses with full accommodation and large gardens, with a lot of space thinking of spending a lot of time on the premises, in addition to making reservations. for longer periods of time, than in previous summer periods.

In addition, there is a high demand for swimming pools, which surprises owners of rural tourism accommodation in the province of Segovia. "They ask you about the pool when, in this sector in Castilla y León, there will be about ten percent of accommodation that can be rented with a pool," said Domingo Asenjo.

For the president of this group, the latest push for reserves is yet to come, which will depend on how the last days of this month pass, in terms of the evolution of the coronavirus once full mobility between territories begins. In his opinion, if things remain calm and controlled, without reoccurrences, many families and groups will be encouraged to find where to spend a few days of vacation. What they have noticed is that from the Community of Madrid, "at the moment it is going slowly."

What happens with the end of the alarm state and the first weeks of the so-called 'new normality' will mark the development of the activity of rural and active tourism because still, Asenjo warned, "mistrust and fear of regrowth can take its toll" , although the sector is convinced that it will be a better summer than others.

A good thermometer that the situation is improving is that many of the partners already have all the dates closed for the months of July and August and, given the demand and requests received from potential customers, they put this information at the service of their colleagues through your WhatsApp group. "We have been offering alternatives for about ten days because there are many people who already have it rented for those dates," he stressed.

An attractive and safe province

Building trust and security is “everyone's business”, in the opinion of Domingo Asenjo, who has been demanding in meetings with the Provincial Council and the Board, to do everything possible to give that security to the owners and clients of their businesses against the coronavirus, thus as in the territories and in the monuments and natural spaces that are open to the public. "Let it be known that care is taken, that there is a protocol, that access and gauging are controlled, for example in a very visited place such as the Hoces del Duratón Natural Park," he argued.

For the Rural and Active Tourism Association of Segovia, it is also essential that this summer, marked by longer stays by visitors, they be offered adequate health care that helps generate that image of a safe province against COVID-19, opening all local medical consultants.

Asenjo explained that for a weekend, no one thinks that he will need to use the doctor but if you are a long season, there are clients who ask how to process the papers to go to the center. For this sector, private initiative and public administrations have an opportunity, this summer, to create "loyalty" among people who have come little or never, giving a good image of the territory and its services.

From scratch

The sector began to see the light at the end of the hard tunnel of the crisis generated by the pandemic in May, when the different territories began to go through the phases of the de-escalation, a good number of people were registered who began to call and write interested in planning an indoor vacation in rural accommodation.

The previous months were very hard. “We had a cancellation of everything there was, how much or little there was for events or weddings for June, July and August everything was canceled. Everything was left to zero, signals had to be returned and everything was a process that for people who are professionals of this was a very hard stick, ”said Asenjo.

According to the data of the Junta de Castilla y León, corresponding to 2019, the province of Segovia, had 473 rural tourism accommodations, with 4.301 beds, with increases of 2,6 and 2,8 respectively in relation to the data of 2019.

Source: Segoviaudaz

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The Covid-19 crisis has shaken the city and province of Segovia mainly in the field of health, but we must also not forget the economic sphere.

Tourism is one of the most affected sectors, since it began to suffer the consequences of the health crisis from the end of January and throughout the month of February, when the magnitude of the pandemic was not yet present.

Within the tourism sector, the Official Guides were among the first to stop working from the moment in which the visits of Asian clients, congresses and meetings that traditionally save our low winter season were reduced since January.

Once the state of alarm was declared, the tourist guides realized that they had entered the crisis before anyone else and, given the circumstances of low mobility, we would be the last to leave it.

Presentation of the “Segovia Imperdible” project

It is at this time when a group of guides with experience for years saw that our future work was going to be very different from the recent past and we decided to act.

There have been four official guides: Ana Gómez (; Leticia Hernández (; Elena Mirón ( and Eva Torres ( who, backed by their experience and their active presence in the networks, decided to take a step in another direction and propose new guided routes in Segovia under a new common brand “Segovia Imperdible”, which already has profiles on Instagram ( and Facebook (

Guided routes proposed.

Three different routes have been designed at various times. Two of them in Segovia:

● The Heritage and Legends Route combining the most common route in the city from the Aqueduct to the Alcázar but without presenting only art and history but also some of the legends of our city. It will start on July 1.

○ From Monday to Friday at 11:00 and 17:00

○ Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00, 13:15 and 17:00.

● The Anecdotes and curiosities Route at sunset, which changes the usual itinerary of those who first arrive in the city and focuses on that other Segovia that they will not know if they do not tell it to them. It will start on July 10.

○ Monday, Friday and Saturday at 20:00 p.m.

● And the last route they propose leaves the city to take a walk through the gardens of the Palacio de la Granja, its history and the mythology of its monumental fountains. Starting July 15.

○ Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30.

Free guided visits to toilets

The professional activity of this group of four tourist guides is experiencing a very important moment in their professional itinerary and comes after some hard moments. We are all aware that some of those who have given more than 100% in their jobs these months have been the toilets and that is why "Segovia Imperdible" has decided to start this new journey by thanking them for their work by giving them theirs. Free guided tours for the group of toilets are scheduled on June 29 and 30 at various times, to "celebrate" in a special way on St. Peter's Day. They are open to Segovian health workers, among which are all the staff of the General Hospital, as well as that of the different Residences of the province and, of course, also to pharmacists.

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The recreational park of 'La Panera' will reopen its doors tomorrow Sunday, coinciding with the end of the state of alarm. The more than likely possibility of a massive arrival of tourists from large cities and specifically from Madrid, has led those responsible for the park to rush to have everything ready for tomorrow.

In the afternoon yesterday, the operators worked to have the pool water as clean as possible, and the barbecues had already been marked with the rules of use and closed which cannot be used to maintain the safety distance.

Throughout the park, various posters have been installed with the permitted activities and with fines in case of non-compliance. In addition, an access control on arrival has been installed, plus another exit control that will allow the park capacity to be controlled at all times.

For some residents of El Espinar, the decision to open the facilities as soon as possible has been quite shocking, but for others it will be a source of income in their businesses that have been affected by the Coronavirus for so many months.

The desire of the town council is that the safety rules are complied with and that with civility and responsibility you can live a summer as normal as possible, taking into account the circumstances. From the City Council remember that interpersonal distance, the use of a mask and hand washing are the basic rules that everyone must comply with.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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“This has been going on for centuries, it is what you dream of when you close your eyes. Life as it should be, beauty without artifice. A legacy of art and nature. This is the result of our entire history. It really is life, and it is waiting for you ».

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Javier Ortega, presented this afternoon the new tourism promotion campaign 'Castilla y León. Inspires', with the aim of promoting the positioning of the Community as a safe destination and the best vacation option in the new situation. The health crisis suffered in recent months has changed the way of understanding leisure, the way of sharing time and spaces. As the councilor has pointed out, sun and beach tourism, so historically important in the country as a whole, will be completed this year by a great offer of inland tourism: “It is the year of the other Communities. It is the year of the different vacations, of the tranquility, of the flight of the massive ”.

For the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the current circumstances place the Community in a privileged situation and "we must take advantage of the opportunity for the Community to emerge stronger." Ortega Álvarez has assured that the work has been "intense" to be "fast and flexible" in adapting to the new reality and in promoting Castilla y León to the national tourism market.

The campaign is nationwide, with special emphasis on the closest communities, since the market is looking for short trips and in cars and private vehicles. "Castilla y León borders nine communities and Portugal, which places us in a privileged place, facing this paradigm shift in the type of tourism that lies ahead."

'Castilla y León. Inspira 'is an “ambitious and far-reaching” campaign, whose slogan summarizes “what we are, an inspiring land”, with innumerable patrimonial, cultural, landscape, food and wine-making, historical attractions… It will consist of two phases. A first one, which begins today and will end on August 31, and a second one that will be planned for the months of September and October. As for television, it will have a presence in the main national and regional media. On radio, the campaign will be aimed at national channels, musical themes and with reinforcement in generalists in neighboring communities. In the written press, with different formats, it will be present in national, regional and provincial and national sector media associated with travel-related content

Outdoors, a spectacular marketing action will be carried out with the placement of a large canvas at the Puerta del Sol in Madrid, a meeting point par excellence for Madrid residents and tourists.

In digital marketing actions, the campaign contains integrated formats both in the main information sites in Madrid, as well as the most visited blogs and sections. Marketing actions will also be carried out to develop the different qualities that Castilla y León offers for its tourism.

On social networks, through the generation of content on Instagram, Facebook, twitter, etc., as well as the collaboration of family influencers who will tour the community sharing their experiences.

All the provinces are represented in the campaign, “with the focus centered on our art, our culture, gastronomy, wines, cities, natural areas, outdoor sports, and the suitability of territory for family tourism, in the vicinity, in flexible plans, on short breaks from 3 to 7 days. In attracting everyone because we have everything. " The counselor has trusted that the campaign contributes to energizing the tourism sector of the Community and has shown all the support of the Ministry for its recovery.

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This Friday, June 19, the Sepúlveda Tourism Office will reopen its doors to the public. As they declare: "With enthusiasm, with great responsibility and complying with health and safety protocols, we began this new normality."

This weekend only the Tourist Office will remain open but for the coming week and the beginning of July the museums, some of the Romanesque churches and the Park House of the sickles of the Duratón river will be opened, always following the safety and health protocols set by the authorities.

From the Tourist Office they affirm that «Sepúlveda is a destination for all audiences and that Sepúlveda combines art, history, nature, gastronomy and living culture. Without a doubt, a perfect setting to enjoy this summer of freedom, rest, fresh air, friends, family, gastronomy, heritage and the many walks and routes that exist in the town and its districts and that make it a perfect place for this desired summer to become a unique summer. Enjoy with tranquility what Sepúlveda offers and its natural environment. »

More information about Sepúlveda:

Source: Segoviaudaz

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Last February, the presentation of the Strategic Plan for the Royal Site of San Ildefonso (2019) took place, prepared by the University of Valladolid Science Park Foundation with the collaboration of the University of Oviedo. This document included the need to prepare a Strategic Tourism Plan to plan the tourist activity of the Royal Site. The preparation of this Strategic Tourism Plan has been directly affected by the emergence of Covid 19, a health crisis that has caused a serious economic crisis worldwide and where the tourism sector is one of the most affected.

In this context, it has been considered a priority to prepare a plan to reactivate tourism activity. This has been divided into eight strategic lines that will include a series of measures proposed for its immediate execution. As a complement to this plan, a series of actions have been included for its development in the medium and long term with the aim of planning tourist activity once the so-called 'new normality' is reached, this document being the starting point and a document framework to which new measures will be incorporated depending on the needs that are detected in the different axes of action.

The main objective of this plan is to strengthen the destination's competitiveness, making La Granja and Valsaín a benchmark of quality, safe and trustworthy destinations for visitors. The document has been presented and has the support of the different political groups that make up the Municipal Corporation and the Institutional Collaboration Council, made up of the main public entities based in the municipality and who coincide with the main tourism agents in the Royal Site: National Heritage, Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, Valsaín Mountains and Sawmill Center, National Center for Environmental Education (CENEAM), National Glass Center Foundation-Royal Glass Factory of La Granja and Parador de Turismo de La Granja .

The proposal of actions in tourism matters starts from a transversal approach, inherent to the activity itself, which complements other economic activities of the municipality, and which goes beyond the municipal sphere, based on a more sustainable tourism model, taking into account the following lines strategies in planning the revival of the tourism sector.

In this sense, the commitment is to carry out actions to achieve the involvement and coordination of the main agents involved in the tourism activity of the Royal Site, promote social dialogue in the sector, collaborate and grant direct aid, sensitize and raise awareness about the importance of the tourist activity, position the Royal Site as a quality, safe and trustworthy destination, face the challenge of seasonality and use new technologies to promote sustainable management.

Source: The Day of Segovia

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Segovia Tourism reopens its exhibition centers this Wednesday, facing the new security and capacity reduction measures established by the Government. Starting today, you can visit the Royal Mint, the Francisco Peralta Puppet Collection, the Antonio Machado House-Museum, the Jewish Quarter and the Wall Didactic Center.

All centers will have protective screens at the customer service counters and hydroalcoholic gel dispensers at their entrance. In addition, a new signage will remember the capacity allowed in each space and will mark the direction of the visit itinerary to avoid crowds.

On the other hand, the Visitors Reception Center continues with works, works that will allow its integral transformation and adaptation of the space to universal accessibility measures, as well as its adaptation to the new situation fostered by Covid-19. The works continue their established course and the center plans to open its doors at the beginning of July, so the services provided by this space, such as customer service and ticket sales for guided tours, will be carried out at the information points and exhibition centers that will open from June 17. On the other hand, regarding the sale of tickets for guided tours, it is recommended to purchase them in advance through the website


The new special program of guided tours 'Sweet living', which will take place from June 22 to 30, is aimed at Segovians who want to know in depth the heritage of their city. It comprises a total of 6 new itineraries. Each part of one of the exhibition centers managed by Turismo de Segovia, where you can also buy the ticket, although to guarantee participation in the visits - the capacity is small - it is recommended to purchase them in advance, starting this Wednesday, through from the web

Tickets for the 'Sweet living' guided tours have a one-time fee of 5 euros and the offer covers the following itineraries: 'El Río Escondido' (from the Puerta de San Andrés) - Monday, June 22 and 29, and Friday, June 26 at 11.00 am–; the Senda del Asombro (part of the Royal Mint) - Tuesday 23rd and 30th, and Wednesday June 24th at 11.00am and Sunday June 28th at 17.00pm; 'Between Gardens and Walls' (from the Puerta de Santiago) –Thursday June 25 at 11.00 and Saturday June 27 at 17.00–; 'Secretos de Arrabal' (Puerta de San Andrés) –Saturday, June 27 at 11.00 am and Monday, 22 and 29 at 17.00 pm–; 'Jews, Moors and Christians' (part of the Jewish Quarter Teaching Center) Sunday, June 28 at 11.00:23 am, Tuesday, June 30 and 25 and Thursday, June 17.00 at 24:26 pm; and 'Torres de Segovia, Storks to the Sun!' (from the Antonio Machado House-Museum) –Wednesday, June 17.00 and Friday, June XNUMX at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. -.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

The Cantosal campsite facilities, in Coca, are preparing to resume their activity

The couple formed by Berta Herranz and David Pérez hope to open the facilities of the Cantosal campsite, in the Segovian town of Coca, next week. They closed on Friday, March 13, two days before everything came to a standstill and people were confined to houses. The phone has been ringing for several days and requests also come through the internet and social networks. There are good expectations for this small family camping, but the best months are already lost.

Berta and David currently have the public concession for this campsite, located among pine forests in the surroundings of the town of Coca, in full contact with nature. An option for these holidays after the de-escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the option of renting a bungalow, setting up a tent or parking a motorhome in one of its 26 pitches.

“It is small, more family style to see nature, surrounded by pine forests. It is calm and it is what people are looking for, tranquility ”, explains David Pérez. A good part of its clients are people who walk the Greenway of the Eresma Valley, between the city of Segovia and Olmedo, in the province of Valladolid, through the old Segovia - Medina del Campo railway line.

This natural path is included in the framework of the Natural Roads Program, which also has its appeal for many foreigners who travel the interior of Spain to discover its natural landscapes.

According to the managers of the Cantosal de Coca campsite, they also have the profile of clients interested in cultural tourism, families who rent a bungalow for three or four days and move to plan excursions and discover Medina del Campo, Olmedo, the cities of Ávila and Segovia and the town of Coca. It is an area with many attractions thanks to its impressive castles and Mudejar art.

These options are becoming the great alternatives for this atypical summer of 2020, marked by the end of the de-escalation and the first months of 'the new normal'. David Pérez and Berta Herranz acknowledge that the phone is ringing and they are already receiving the first requests for information to know when the campsite will be open to the public.

The activity at the 'Cantosal' campsite will return at the end of this month of June and the beginning of July, and there is also movement on its website and Facebook profile.

Three months of inactivity. The people in charge of this camping in Coca made the decision to close its doors on March 13. At the time, they had no clients. David Pérez narrates the anecdote that they had with the last person who left the campsite before the state of the alarm came into force. A man from Catalonia had reserved several days of that week, with the aim of being able to visit his mother in the residence where he lives.

“His car broke down. The man, really, was scared because he did not know if he was going to be able to return home or if he was going to have to stay here during the quarantine, ”says David Pérez. Finally, he got a rental car in Madrid and thanks to a friend he was able to travel to the capital of Spain, pick up the vehicle and return to Catalonia.

David and Berta admit that they had good prospects for the following months because for them spring is high season at the campsite. "All reservations were canceled", summary, including a large event that they were organizing at the regional level, in collaboration with an association from the Valladolid town of Laguna de Duero, to hold a meeting with up to fifty caravans in their facilities, with reason for the bridge for the festivity of Villalar, the Day of Castilla y León, on April 23.

All prepared. Those responsible for the campsite are encouraged, despite past circumstances. They were lucky and their agency quickly processed the government aid that it made available to the self-employed. In these weeks, they took the opportunity to continue making improvements because there is still "a lot to update at the campsite and we are still at it." A few words in which he does not hide that, due to the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, his best months of the year escaped and "everything went to waste."

Work and hours invested to adapt and prepare the facilities for the new demands and sanitary measures, for example in the bar and the terrace or to take advantage of a small car park to “also be a terrace and have more space”. So they have been told to their followers, friends and potential customers through Facebook of Cantosal bar, camping and bungalows.

Berta and David, on the website, define their facilities as "a camping site in its purest state, without preservatives or dyes", as well as small, family-friendly, very economical and with large plots, not forgetting their bar-restaurant which is "all a delight ”.

In a few days they will reopen their doors, after the break on the COVID-19, and they will again propose "a holiday in the heart of nature", either renting a bungalow, with all its equipment, or arriving at the campsite with the tent and the motorhome and settle on their plots.

Tourism-related businesses in rural areas come out of the “fridge” in which they were closed when the confinement began. Holidays are just around the corner and camping sites are in high demand. Blogs and Websites passionate about this type of accommodation do not forget to remind campers to include in the suitcase: masks, hydroalcoholic gels, gloves and disinfectant cleaning products.The new way of traveling postcovid.

Source: The Day of Segovia


The Board develops a contingency plan to guarantee the health of workers and visitors. On the occasion of the reopening, a discount will be applied to the rates, valid until August 31. The use of a mask will be mandatory.

After three months closed to the public as a measure to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic, the Alcázar de Segovia will reopen its doors to the public on Monday, June 15.

This has been announced today, in a statement, the Alcazar Board of Trustees, which has drawn up a contingency plan that establishes a series of hygienic-sanitary procedures, the main objective of which is to guarantee the health of both visitors and workers and the rest of people who attend on your premises.

This plan complies with the legal requirements in force for each phase of the process of transition to the new normal and will be modified if, in the future, these rules vary.

As for the control of gauging, to comply with the limitations of attendance inside museums and monuments, the Alcazar will use specific computer tools integrated into its management software. Control of the number of people who visit the fortress simultaneously will be carried out by selling tickets by time slot: groups must purchase their tickets in advance, through the website In this way, the sale at the box office is reserved exclusively for individual visits.

The use of personal protective equipment by both workers and visitors is also contemplated. The use of a mask will be mandatory throughout the Alcazar grounds, including the outdoor access area, for all persons over the age of six.

Among other measures of this plan, the Board of Trustees has installed protective partitions in the public service posts. On the other hand, for the control of interpersonal distance, safety distances have been marked in waiting areas. The capacity of each of the rooms will also be controlled and physical surveillance inside the museum will be reinforced.

In addition, body temperature controls may be established at the access to the enclosure. Another measure is the reduction of physical interpersonal contact, with the implementation of brochures in digital version and validation of contactless entries. Although cash will continue to be accepted as a means of payment, card payment is recommended.

Cleaning and disinfection procedures have also been reinforced. In this way, the constant disinfection of the most susceptible points of contagion will be carried out (toilets, counters, seats, railings and handrails, electronic sales devices, dataphones ...). In addition, a general disinfection plan will be implemented for common areas and rooms, using in each case products that are homologated as well as respectful of the heritage assets that are kept in the fortress. Another intervention is the installation of disinfecting mats and hydroalcoholic gel dispensers for use by visitors and staff. On the other hand, the continuous disinfection of the audio-guide devices and the phone systems for groups will be carried out, once the current regulations allow the use of these devices and the carrying out of group visits. Along these same lines, ozone disinfection of workers' uniforms and other textile items for personal use will also be carried out.

The plan includes specific measures for the transit of visitors through the tower of Juan II, to prevent visitors who go up from crossing the inside of the tower with those who go down. To ensure the maintenance of the interpersonal security distance, visits to the tower, which will begin in the Patio de Armas, will take place at the pre-assigned times when purchasing the tickets. The spaces of the fortress open to public visit will not be altered by the application of the contingency plan.

Promotional rates. On the occasion of the reopening, the Alcazar Board of Trustees has approved a reduction in the price of tickets to the monument: the general entrance to the Palace and Museum of the Royal College of Artillery, whose price was 5,5 euros, will cost 3,5, 2 euros; group admission will cost 31 euros. These promotional rates will be in force until August 2020, 14. The Alcázar de Segovia will maintain its regular opening hours free of charge for citizens of the European Union who visit the Alcázar individually and acquire the entrance to the Palace and Museum of the Royal College of Artillery at the Alcazar box office, every Tuesday except public holidays from 00:16 p.m. to 00:XNUMX p.m.

The reopening of monuments and cultural spaces in a city like Segovia, in which the historical-artistic heritage and cultural tourism have great weight, “is an important factor for the recovery of normality. The promotion of actions aimed at promoting knowledge of the Alcazar among Segovians has always been an important objective for the Board of Trustees, "indicates the agency. In this sense, the entry for residents in Segovia and its province will maintain the special price of 1 euro after reopening. "Until restrictions on mobility are lifted," the agency adds, "residents in the province of Segovia will have an exceptional opportunity to visit the Alcázar practically exclusively, as they have never been able to before."

Source: The Day of Segovia


CyLTV viewers have already chosen the 18 finalist towns of the IV edition of the contest "The most beautiful town in Castilla y León", organized by regional television, in which 98 towns from all over the Community have participated this year. Since March 19, the date on which the provincial phase began, until this morning, which has ended, almost 20.500 votes have been registered through the contest's website.

The 18 finalists correspond to the two most voted towns in their province, one in the category of towns with up to 1.000 inhabitants and the other in the category of 1.000 to 10.000 residents. Thus, in the category of small towns, they will represent their province in the final phase Bonilla de la Sierra (Ávila), Sedano (Burgos), Balboa (León), Fuentes de Nava (Palencia), San Felices de los Gallegos ( Salamanca), Caballar (Segovia), Romanillos de Medinaceli (Soria), Mucientes (Valladolid) and Castroverde de Campos (Zamora).

In the category of large towns, from 1.000 to 10.000 inhabitants, the spectators have chosen Madrigal de las Altas Torres (Ávila), Villadiego (Burgos), Sahagún (León), Villamuriel de Cerrato (Palencia), Alba de Tormes ( Salamanca), El Espinar (Segovia), El Burgo de Osma (Soria), Tordesillas (Valladolid) and Toro (Zamora).

All of them will be the protagonists of the program 'The most beautiful town' that can be seen on CyLTV's La 7 in October. Through television they will show their beauty, their heritage and their tradition and argue why they deserve to be 'The most beautiful town in Castilla y León'. This year, as an aperitif, during the months of July and August, 'The most beautiful town' programs with excerpts from all the participating towns in previous years will be broadcast on La 7 and La 8 on CyLTV.

The contest will continue until December, when the voting will end and the names of the winning towns will be known. 3.000 euros in electronic material and the desired plaque that accredits them as 'The most beautiful town 2020' will be taken to their towns.

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This is already the fourth edition of the contest promoted by Castilla y León Televisión to show the value of heritage, nature, culture, traditions and human quality that exists throughout the Community. In previous years, the winners were the Segovian towns of Pedraza and Coca in 2019; Peñaranda de Duero (Burgos) and Villalón de Campos (Valladolid) in 2018; and Salduero (Soria) and Villafranca del Bierzo (León) in 2017.

Source: Segoviaudaz

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Monumental fountains will not function to avoid crowds

The Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso and its Gardens have reopened to the public this Wednesday after almost three months closed due to the coronavirus health crisis and will offer free access to its facilities until the end of this week. As the mayor of El Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, Samuel Alonso, commented in an interview with Efe, this is an unprecedented opportunity for Segovians to visit the enclave without tourists from the rest of Spain and from abroad, who cannot go through the alarm state mobility restrictions.

The alderman has compared this circumstance with the time of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, when the kings who resided in the Palace ordered the Gardens to be closed in order to walk inside them: «In modern times there has been no other opportunity like this for the residents of the province ”, he pointed out.

Specifically, it was Felipe V who created this Royal Site as a personal work in order to retire in 1724, but as he returned to the throne immediately after the death of his son Luis I, this retreat constituted his summer residence, a use that continued until Alfonso XIII's reign.

In search of an experience more or less this majestic, some visitors such as Sofía López, 18 years old and a native of La Granja, came early this Thursday morning, who admitted that she was "very excited" to return to the Palace Gardens, even more with this unusual calm. "It feels very calm to be able to admire the Gardens in peace," said the young woman, who, however, pointed out that they expect a speedy revival of tourism from the municipality because it is "necessary for the city."

The reopening of the Royal Palace of the Farm of San Ildefonso coincides with those of the rest of the enclosures dependent on National Heritage such as the Palace of Riofrío, in the same town, the Royal Palace of Madrid, those of El Pardo and Aranjuez or the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

All of them will be governed by similar security measures around the prevention of contagion of the coronavirus, which was detailed this Wednesday by the delegate of National Heritage in Segovia, Nilo Fernández. Visitors must keep safety distances at all times and wear a mask, the toilets will be closed and the 70 wooden benches have been removed from the Gardens and the historic ones have been disabled so that no one can sit down.

They will monitor compliance with these and other restrictions such as the prohibition of practicing sport in the Gardens or making "circles" of people the usual security device of the enclave, formed by agents of the Civil Guard, the National Police and others from a private company that has the service awarded.

Restrictions on capacity have also been established, of 322 people in the case of the Gardens and 90 per hour in the Palace, and visits should be booked online only in the second case: «I would like it to be today 90 people in the Palace ”, Fernández commented on the matter.

The delegate of National Heritage in Segovia, also announced that this year there will be no season of sources as he cannot guarantee that there are no crowds and in view of the decision of the mayor of the Royal Site to suspend the patron saint festivities of San Luis, in the month of August .

Fernández explained that the issue of water games in the garden fountains "cannot be handled", which is why National Heritage has chosen to cancel the season this 2020. "It is a shame but it is so, you have to accept things as it comes, "he argued, although there is a feeling of sadness at the unique pairing between the fountains, the gardens and the Palace, reports Ical.

On the occasion of the reopening, the sub-delegate of the Government in Segovia, Lirio Martín, went to the facilities this Wednesday, who has invited all Segovians to imitate her example in statements to the media: «Come to enjoy this environment, because we We all deserve it, "he said.

Source: North Castilla Segovia

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The actions programmed within the 'REactiva' plan have an investment of 410.000 euros

One of the sectors hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis has been tourism. For almost three months, the province has seen hotel and restaurant establishments slow down their activity. In order to reactivate the economy in this area, the County Council, through the 'Segovia, REactiva Province' program, launches the 'REinventa' plan, which aims to promote rural, family and nature tourism offered by the Province.

In the words of the president of the Provincial Council, Miguel Ángel de Vicente, this program is presented as "the best alternative to mass tourism, since in our province you can enjoy this tourism of rest and without crowds, from which we must flee in these moments ”. For this reason, the provincial institution, through its Prodestur organization, is going to launch six aid lines endowed with 410.000 euros that add to the work of accompaniment, advice and information that has been carried out during all these months with the different agents involved in the sector.

In addition, since the beginning of the state of alarm, different audiovisual campaigns have been carried out to keep the province of Segovia in the retina of visitors, images so that they do not forget that Segovia is the ideal destination that is waiting for them when mobility is allowed. For De Vicente, "this year we must focus all our efforts on achieving the '4S': safety, health, sustainability and solidarity, when planning our tourism strategy."

A TOTAL OF 1.234.000 EUROS
The autonomous body Prodestur had a budget of 1.033.000 euros for 2020, but the consequences of the pandemic and the need to support the sector have made it increase by 210.000 euros, reaching a total amount of 1.243.000 euros, although the contribution to carry out these extraordinary actions amounts to 410.000 euros. Of these, 200.000 euros come from other items in the budget that have been modified, 150.000 euros from the ELTUR of the Junta de Castilla y León and the remaining 60.000 euros correspond to the remaining treasury of 2019.

Within these six aid lines, the Provincial Council joins the Tourist Employment Plan (ELTUR) promoted by the Junta de Castilla y León, from which 19 jobs will be created, almost 60% more than in the last call in Twelve workers were hired. These contracts will be 190.000 euros, 10.000 euros per worker. Thus, the regional administration will take over 150.000 euros and the provincial institution will contribute the remaining 40.000 euros, for contracts of 180 days.

The contracted professionals, who will have different profiles, from computer scientists or community managers to laboratory analysts, through graduates in Tourism and commercials, will perform different functions in the province so that some will work in direct contact with tourism entrepreneurs, helping them to create and market their products, so that they can promote their establishments collaboratively with companies in their environment. Others will analyze the opportunities, strengths, weaknesses and threats of the establishments, making development plans for them, and others will focus their efforts on the promotion and commercialization of all the initiatives that go ahead. In addition, positions will be created for the development of agrotourism routes. Finally, four people will be hired to collaborate in the tourist management of the towns of the province with more than 5.000 inhabitants: San Ildefonso, Cuellar, El Espinar and Palazuelos de Eresma.

Regarding economic and fiscal measures, aid for a total amount of 50.000 euros will be granted to pay rentals or mortgages to self-employed persons with exclusive activity and entrepreneurs in the tourism sector with at least three people hired. Aid will be a maximum of 500 euros and will be granted provided they have not received aid from other Public Administrations.

On the other hand, the 'Reinvent your vacation' bonuses will be launched, which are articulated in three directions. The first, endowed with 25.000 euros, which will go to the first 333 Segovians (75 euros each) who book their holidays in rural accommodation in the province of Segovia during 2020. The second, also endowed with 25.000 euros, but aimed at the first 333 visitors from the rest of Spain (75 euros each) who book their holidays in our province this year. And the third, with a budget of 20.000 euros, aimed at catering establishments and activity companies, so that the first 750 customers who book their lunches / dinners in restaurants in the province of Segovia will have a discount of 20 euros, at charge of the County Council, like the first 250 people. In all cases, a maximum of five checks will be allowed per accommodation / restaurant. This line of aid represents a total amount of 70.000 euros.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The Royal Palaces of La Granja and Riofrío reopen their doors tomorrow, Wednesday, after having been closed to the public during the health crisis caused by Covid-19. National Heritage has decided that the visit to these Royal Sites is free from that day until next Sunday, June 14. In addition, the institution reminds that access will be free during all opening hours for different groups, such as people in legal unemployment, large families, people with disabilities or children under five, among others.

The opening hours of the La Granja and Riofrío palaces will be, from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 16 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m. Starting next week, admission will also be free for all visitors, on Wednesdays, all day, and on Sundays, from 15 to 19 pm. Mondays will be closed. Tickets can be purchased online through the National Heritage website.

The reopening of the Royal Sites coincides with the passage to Phase 2 of the province of Segovia. The plan to reopen throughout the country began on May 11 with the opening of the Jardines de Aranjuez to the public, and more recently, with the Jardines del Campo del Moro, in Madrid; that of the Almudaina Palace, in the Balearic Islands; and that of the Yuste Monastery, in Extremadura. To carry out this plan, National Heritage has followed the security protocol and the new access regulations for the prevention of Covid-19 contagion. Designed following the indications of the Spanish Government's Plan of Descaling, it offers maximum security for both visitors and employees.

The president of National Heritage, Llanos Castellanos, explains that the decision to offer free visits to all visitors until next Sunday, "responds to the desire of this institution to promote visits to the Royal Sites after the situation caused by the coronavirus" .

A walk through these spaces will undoubtedly help recharge energy and move forward in a more positive way.

The construction of the Palace and Gardens of La Granja, according to the initial form intended for the retirement of King Felipe V, was carried out between 1720 and the end of 1723. On January 10, 1724, Felipe V announced in San Ildefonso that he abdicated in his son Luis I, whose premature death in August of that same year forced the 'King father' to return to the throne. The Farm had to adapt to this change as well, since being the residence of a former sovereign it became the Royal Favorite site of the reigning monarch. The Palace, initially of modest dimensions, had to be expanded, and so was the garden at the expense of the park, adding new and more magnificent fountains. During the following years, the constructive and decorative activity was constant, slowed by the death of the King. His widow, Isabel de Farnesio, then enjoyed the Palace, and when his son Carlos III acceded to the throne, he returned to the Royal Site all its splendor. The life of the Court in La Granja has continued, in another way, throughout the XNUMXth century.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The Tourism Commission of the Group of World Heritage Cities of Spain, in which the Councilor for Tourism of the City of Segovia, Claudia de Santos, participates, has approved the launch of an advertising campaign aimed at the national market that is going to develop from June to December 2020.

As explained by the Group President and Mayor of Ibiza, Rafael Ruiz, "we are going to allocate an investment of 243.000 euros to promote our cities in the different territories of the country, since we are a Group of 15 cities whose historic centers are World Heritage by Unesco, but sometimes the Spanish are unaware of our treasures. In this phase of new normality, in which we will travel differently, we want our visitors to know all the monumental and natural resources that our cities offer, which are also close and safe tourist destinations. ”

The President of the Group added that the cancellation of the promotion in international tourism fairs has allowed this investment to be made: “We know that this year there is a desire to travel and in a different way. Given that we are all going to travel more within our borders, we have chosen three important cities with a large volume of population such as Valencia, Madrid and Bilbao for an advertising campaign that will also be carried out in the means of transport and more specifically in Metro stations, buses and urban furniture so that its citizens know about us ”.

At the meeting, Ruiz recalled that the request to improve rail, air and maritime connectivity for destinations with the Unesco seal has already been transferred to the Government of Spain. Along the same lines, he indicated that "we know that Turespaña will launch a campaign for the national territory in which the heritage wealth of our cities will also be present and we want to thank the fluid communication channel that we have maintained with the Minister of Tourism and the secretary of state in these uncertain times ”.

On the other hand, the president of the Group encouraged to participate in the celebration of 'The Heritage Night': “Although many events that the Group had planned have had to be suspended, we are excited to celebrate one of our stellar initiatives on September 12 : the Heritage Scene Dance Festival and all the activities that will take place in the historic quarters of our cities within the framework of a landmark and consolidated event in the cultural panorama of our country, such as The Heritage Night, La Nit del Patrimoni , A Noite do Patrimonio ”.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The fortress already has a contingency plan to guarantee the safety of visitors when it decides to open to the public.

Since last March 13, the doors of the Alcázar de Segovia have been closed to the public, in response to the covid-19 health crisis that has indiscriminately hit all sectors, forcing them to adopt preventive measures to prevent the expansion of the spread of the virus. After a historic 2019 in the history of the fortress, which exceeded its historical record of visitors with almost 755.000 people, the almost three months of closure will mean a severe setback in the revenue managed by the governing board of the fortress, which is nourished not only for the maintenance and conservation of the historic property, but also for the expenses of personnel who care for, display and protect its valuable historical heritage.

Advances in the de-escalation process until the 'new normal' situation brings the date of reopening closer to the public of the Alcázar; and in fact phase 2 into which Segovia enters tomorrow already allows the opening of monuments and cultural facilities, provided that the visits do not exceed a third of the capacity.

But the governing board has opted for prudence and has not yet determined when it will reopen its facilities for visits; But if you have prepared a contingency plan in which the application of the sanitary and social distancing measures established by the sanitary authorities is foreseen.

The mayor of the Alcázar and director of the Academy of Artillery colonel Alejandro Serrano, assured that the board "is already in contact with regional and municipal tourism managers to discuss common strategies for relaunching tourism in the province," among which will be framed the opening to the visits of the monument.

For this, the adaptation of the facilities has been provided in the contingency plan in accordance with the requirements of the authorities, in terms of capacity limitation, the installation of physical protection barriers at accesses and control places for the protection of personnel. or the mandatory use of a mask and the dimensioning of the interpersonal distance points.

Colonel Serrano pointed out that during this time the cleaning reinforcement will be "fundamental" in the most common areas of the monument, and gel dispensers will be available, and the audio guide service will not be available to avoid contagions.

In the most difficult areas such as a visit to the tower - one of the most demanded by visitors -, Colonel Serrano explained that access will be made in small groups of no more than 20 people and an entry itinerary will be established and exit that will prevent tourists from crossing in the narrow space of the access stairs, as well as the time of stay at the top will be limited to speed up the presence of visitors.

In addition to these measures, the Board of Trustees plans to open with a reduction in the price of admission to stimulate the arrival of new visitors, since, “although we believe that the current price is not excessive -5,50 euros general admission and 3.50 euros for students, over 65s and children between 5 and 16 - we believe that now it can help us to make an effort to make the visit more attractive if possible ”.


The remodeling works of the Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia - one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the Board of Trustees in recent years and which will diametrically change the appearance of the environment that precedes the entrance of the monument - have also been affected by the pandemic, as work had to be suspended for 10 days due to the state of alarm decree that suspended work in non-essential services in its first weeks. Despite this, Colonel Alejandro Serrano assured that the hiatus has not reduced efficiency at work and the works are proceeding at a "reasonably normal" pace, given the circumstances. Thus, he indicated that the area next to the southern walkway of the wall is "practically finished", and will be open to the public for the summer, since it includes access to the monument and restoration services.
As for the northern zone, work continues to progress with the carrying out of archaeological tastings and the installation of pipes and cabling for the different supply services, which is why Colonel Serrano was "reasonably satisfied" with the current state of execution. of the project.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Javier Ortega, and the General Director of Tourism, Estrella Torrecilla, today presented the 'Trusted Tourism' stamp, promoted by the Junta de Castilla y León as a free alternative to the 'Safe Tourism Certified' payment stamp. launched by the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality nationwide and which costs between 300 and 800 euros. The objective of this proposal, pointed out Ortega, is "that the tourism of the Community recovers its strength and leadership as soon as possible, in the best possible conditions of safety for travelers." So far other autonomies such as Andalusia, Galicia, the Valencian Community or Catalonia have already launched their own labels.

On a voluntary basis, they can request this distinctive hotels, hostels, camping sites, rural accommodation, restaurants, travel agencies, active tourism and ecotourism, guides and autonomous tourist offices, provided that they comply with the specific protocol of their activity, approved by the Secretary of State for Tourism in the eleven guides that are already available for the sector. Among other issues, they must have mechanisms to inform the staff in the implementation of the measures set by Health; they will have to have an explicit commitment from the management of the company or entity in matters of tourism security and trust; and have a protocol known to all workers, to act in the event that clients or employees with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 are observed, in any case following the guidelines for the prevention of occupational risks and of the health authorities.

The requirements will be published "soon" in the Bocyl, according to the director, with the aim that it can have an "immediate implementation", in the words of the general director, who explained that suddenly the professionals of the establishments are already participating in training courses in this regard.

The seal will have three phases in its implementation. The first of them will be the evaluation, which will have to be carried out by the establishment itself, signing a responsible declaration of compliance, which it will send to the Ministry. Once the responsible declaration has been presented, without further ado the seal will be granted to those establishments that meet the requirements established for the subsector to which they belong. In this phase, a system will be established by which the tourist will become a 'validator' of the seal and will be able to communicate their complaints and suggestions privately, through a QR code system, which will connect with a simple survey, in the They will ask you about the most important protection measures against illness taken by the establishment where you have stayed.

Finally, the audit system will be defined so that those establishments that obtain bad scores by "four or five" clients, will receive the visit of an auditor specialized in the regulation of the seal and will evaluate the situation to decide on its maintenance or withdrawal.

"The seal will not have a sanctioning effect, but focuses exclusively on promotion, since it will be present in all the campaigns we carry out, such as the one that will begin on June 20 and which will be powerful, at the national level, with a presence in social networks, television, written press and radio. It is voluntary and we will make a list of the establishments that comply and have that seal of trust. If they do not meet the requirements, it could be withdrawn and they could recover it later when they meet again, ”explained Torrecilla.

The counselor pointed out that the badge "was born with COVID-19 but has a clear vocation of permanence", since "the current situation required giving an extra guarantee of confidence to the tourist or visitor to the Community, that certain requirements are met that they go beyond those that already existed ”. "The seal is here to stay", completed Torrecilla, who explained that the stamp seeks to "stimulate tourism in the Community and relate it to trusted tourism"

The logo of this seal is circular with the name 'Trusted Tourism' in Spanish and English, on a "very simple" image of the roof of a house with a chimney from which a small heart emerges, all of it "with distinctive colors of her own Board ”. This seal will certify that the tourist establishment or activity complies with the recommendations established by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, through the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality, to minimize the risk of contagion of the disease.

Request to expand capacity

The director general confirmed that they have transferred to the Secretary of State for Tourism the request of the Hospitality Association of Castilla y León that in phase 2 the capacity of these establishments can rise from 40 percent currently set to 50 per cent, a measure that in his opinion would allow him to continue to maintain safety distances.

As he explained, for the moment the Castilian and Leonese establishments are receiving requests and inquiries from travelers from Madrid, the Basque Country and Castilla-La Mancha, who “are looking for spaces in rural areas, with single-family homes, and long-stay homes, with a average of between ten and fifteen days. In addition, he explained that the Ministry is still working to try to re-form an entity of regional scope that represents rural tourism, since "it would be a very important bet" to have a single interlocutor, and opted to relate that new figure with ecotourism.

Source: Segoviaudaz

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The public chain establishments located in Segovia and the Royal Site will thus resume the activity, after undergoing work to strengthen their hygiene and safety protocols.

Paradores will reopen all its hotels and gastronomic spaces on June 25, after reinforcing its hygiene and distancing protocols in order to guarantee the safety of customers and employees.

The establishments have been closed since March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Once the de-escalation of the containment measures began, the public network has decided to reopen all the Paradores to the public at the same time.

The fact that most of the Paradores are located in remote places, as well as the size of their hotels, almost all medium or small, “facilitates the rigorous establishment of security and hygiene controls to make them the safest tourist place where to be able to spend the holidays ”, as the chain has highlighted. “We are a trusted destination. We have reinforced our hygiene and cleaning protocols so that our clients have the maximum security guarantees with a personalized treatment and the quality that characterizes Paradores, ”said the president of the hotel chain, Óscar López.

Coinciding with the announcement of the reopening of all the paradores, the hotel chain presents the fourth phase of its brand campaign under the title 'Veraneadores' and launches an offer that allows rooms to be booked from 65 euros (accommodation for two people for stays from June 25 to July 31), which is now on sale for the Amigos de Paradores -loyalty program of the hotel company- and from May 30 for other customers. As confirmed by the public hotel chain, on that date, June 25, the Parador Costa da Morte (Muxía, A Coruña) will open its doors for the first time and will reopen the Parador de Aiguablava (Begur, Girona) after a complete rehabilitation.

With this reopening it is expected that from next July its activity will intensify due to the arrival also of foreign tourists, habitual in this hotel chain.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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On Tuesday the museum will do it. The historic building adjusts its offer to the security measures and gauging allowed in phase 1

Coinciding with the day of San Fernando, date indicated in the festive calendar of La Granja (Segovia), the Royal Glass Factory reopens its doors today with the intention of continuing to offer visitors the legacy of its history and the good work of its artisans, with a reduced schedule from 10.00 to 15.00. In addition, on Tuesday June 2 the museum will do it, with the same hours.

With the arrival of phase 1, a new stage begins in which the Royal Glass Factory wants to re-emerge to give the best of its human team. The store reopens this weekend, with reduced hours from 10.00:15.00 to 2:XNUMX, closing its doors on Mondays. The Glass Museum, another of the pillars of this building, will receive visitors again on Tuesday, June XNUMX with the same hours.

From the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja they explained that the reopening of the store and the museum occurs after the implementation of all the sanitary protocols required by the central government, which guarantee the safety of workers and visitors. Throughout the more than 16.000 square meters of the museum's area that can be visited, a reduced capacity of one-third is marked during phase 1, which will be expanded as progress is made in the subsequent de-escalation phases.

Following the recommendations of the Government, the museum is periodically cleaned and disinfected, with the necessary care towards surfaces with historical or artistic value. On the other hand, and to guarantee the safety of workers and visitors, there is an alteration of routes, entrances and exits are ordered and the exclusion of rooms that do not allow maintaining the minimum safety distance. The visits will be free, not guided, while didactic workshops and other cultural activities will be activated later depending on the evolution of the epidemic.

Another of the established measures is a waiting system at the access with the aim of guaranteeing compliance with the 2-meter safety distance. Finally, the museum and store staff will be protected with methacrylate or glass partitions, disinfecting solutions, masks and gloves. The masks will be compulsory for visitors, those over 60 years of age will have priority and for visitors registered in the province of Segovia, a reduced rate of 50 percent will apply and residents of the municipality will be able to enter for free.

During the visit you can see the permanent exhibitions on glass techniques, La Granja glass, Maumejean stained glass, Central European glass, and contemporary glass, in addition to the temporary exhibition by Toni Zuccheri, which lasts until the end of August. The visitor will be able to admire both the glass blowing technique and the carving technique.

Throughout the confinement, the doors of the factory were virtually opened through the #CulturaADomicilio campaign, to discover this singular building through brief and interesting stories, anecdotes and events that occurred within its walls during its almost three centuries of history and even know some of their techniques.

Source: The Day of Segovia

The possibility of doing tourist activities returns with phase 1. The owner of the balloon flight company 'Always in the clouds', Cristian Viosca, stressed that they have noticed the desire of people to participate and leave, always asking for all the sanitary measures. For the first weekend of June, they launched their first three options to fly over Segovia, Toledo and Aranjuez (Madrid). Participants in these flights must be from the province itself.

“We go from 100 to zero in an instant, from one day to the next. The tourist activity stopped completely and for us it was a very serious stick because we came from a growing tourism situation, from a planning period, from new projects ”, summarizes Cristian Viosca.

With the entry of the entire province of Segovia in phase 1, the "end of the tunnel" begins to be seen and the desire of people to do things again is more than evident, the desire to leave. "This change is quite positive," said the head of 'Always in the clouds', making it clear that "it is not easy to return."

On their website and social media profiles they were explaining to their potential clients how the situation was and now that it is possible to schedule and offer events they launched three flights that are, according to Viosca, "in the process of completing the minimum groups", since only a maximum of ten people are allowed during phase 1.

The balloons of 'Always in the clouds' will see the cities of Segovia, Toledo and Aranjuez (Madrid) with a bird's eye view. The members of this aerial adventure must be from these same provinces since vice-provincial movements are not yet possible. At the moment, the response is being positive.

For Cristian Viosca in his sector, as has happened in many others, there are "many generic regulations but very few specific ones" on the part of the administrations, in addition to missing the balloon manufacturers to "get more wet", noting that they opted for take into account and adopt one hundred percent all the tourist, health and aeronautical guidelines, since it should not be forgotten that their work material "does not cease to be aircraft and must follow all the laws of navigation and air safety".

Issues that carry many complications that they have been overcoming and facing to return to their activity with all guarantees. "Another measure that we have implemented is that all passengers have to sign a document to ensure that they have had no symptoms from COVID-19 in recent days," he said. The company will be given a sanitary 'kit' with a mask, gloves and hydroalcoholic gel.

A new protocol that will accompany all activities and events offered by all active and leisure tourism companies, to cover all health needs but always, Viosca insisted, "respecting and maintaining the fun and playful part" of undertake a balloon trip.

Common protocol

The owner of 'Always in the clouds' emphasized the collaboration of companies in this sector, which are clearly competitive, but “it is common for there to be a close relationship, that we know each other well, we are friends and we even share free time and the holidays". The result of this close collaboration is how the elaboration and drafting of the protocol that they have sent to the Aviation Safety Agency and to the tourism organizations emerged.

“We understand that it has served to let them know that we are doing things the right way and collaborating as much as possible because not all companies are the same size and have the same problems. Collaborating a lot to get ahead ”, he remarked, a path that begins to clear with the possibility of starting again, since everyone's feeling is more or less the same,“ you have to push forward and overcome all the obstacles that Sometimes there are many but there is no other because it is what we have had to live. "

Appointment for 2021

In collaboration with the Segovia Tourism Area, 'Always in the Clouds' launched the Accessible Hot Air Balloon Festival 'Ciudad de Segovia', which this year started its third edition but took a break. "We did not know when the state of alarm would end, we were not clear about anything and it was difficult to have the participations, the interested public, the sponsors with this uncertainty. The most reasonable thing was to postpone, let 2020 pass and return in 2021 ', declared Cristian Viosca.

The organizer of this festival remarked that there were many participants who were pending until the end but right now they also have to face many doubts about the future of their own businesses. "Everything is going to have to be retaken and you have to take advantage of every business opportunity to get ahead", he explained, it will not be so feasible to have a weekend to enjoy his passion from the point of view of competition and fun .

Viosca also pointed out that they had 50 percent of foreign pilots for this III Accessible Balloon Festival in Segovia. The illusion is still intact and they are looking forward to coming next year, keeping their registration.

The museums managed by the Junta de Castilla y León, the provincial and the Zuloaga, will be free until July 31.

The world of culture, with so much weight in Segovia, is gradually completing its own de-escalation plan. Yesterday, May 29, the Segovia Museum and the Palacio Quintanar design center opened. They did so with strict hygienic-sanitary measures, in accordance with the protocols that the Ministry of Health has established for this type of facility. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Junta de Castilla y León has also decided that the museums it manages are free until July 31. This measure of grace affects the Segovia Museum (open from yesterday, from Tuesday to Sunday, only in the morning, from 10:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m.) and the Zuloaga Museum, located in the old church of San Juan de los Gentlemen, which will reopen next Wednesday, June 3 (this museum is only open on Wednesdays), also from ten in the morning to two in the afternoon.

It has not been an easy week for the managers of the Segovia Museum, who have had to work on developing a strict reopening plan to adopt the most demanding security requirements. "The objective was to guarantee the safety of visitors and of the museum's own employees," says its director, Santiago Martínez Caballero. At the moment, the museum, installed in the Casa del Sol, the old slaughterhouse, can only accommodate one third of its capacity, which is equivalent to about forty-five people spread across the eight rooms that the facility has. “We have provided a signage on the floors and walls indicating the itineraries that visitors must follow to avoid the accumulation of people in a certain place. These indicators also guarantee the safety distance between people, "explains Martínez Caballero. Lockers, lockers, buttons or buttons for videos or models have also been disabled, and only one person can get on or off in the elevator. "It's about minimizing risks."

Of course, visitors and workers are required to wear a mask at all times and there is hydroalcoholic gel at the reception desk to disinfect their hands before entering the rooms. Museum staff will also monitor compliance with the regulations and clarify any queries that may exist. The same measures will apply to visits to the Zuloaga Museum.

Yesterday was the first morning, and adaptation to the 'new' normality became rare. The activity will return little by little, although, in fact, Segovia has remained active since the beginning of the pandemic through social networks and the Internet, with a virtual space that has allowed visitors to access numerous resources, from virtual visits and the contemplation of the most significant pieces, up to the participation in community initiatives, or the possibility of consulting informative texts and audiovisuals that expose in a didactic way the work of investigation and study that the museum carries out. Free admission for the next two months also seeks to "re-engage" the public and encourage visits.

The Palacio Quintanar center also returned to activity yesterday after two and a half months closed to the public. At the moment, only the rooms on the ground floor, where the exhibition 'This is not a poster', by the designer Isidro Ferrer, can be visited. “We opened it on January 31st. As it was only open for a month and a half, until March 13, the last day before closing, the artist has agreed to extend the exhibition period, so he will remain in the center until the last day of September, "explains Gianni Ferraro, director Palacio Quintanar, center managed by the Fundación Siglo of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Junta de Castilla y León.

This installation has also adopted the measures required by postcovid reality. The visitor has masks, gloves and hydrogel at the reception desk. Printed vinyl on the floor and walls indicate the route to follow, in order to avoid that each room accommodates more people than allowed. “This ground floor only has the capacity to accommodate a maximum of twenty or twenty-two people. In some rooms there is the possibility of accessing up to five at a time, but not more. It is very important that we guarantee the safety distance. Quintanar Palace can be visited quietly as long as the rules that the health authorities have established are respected, "recalls Ferraro.

There is still time for the center to resume its program of cultural and educational activities. «There are no activities planned throughout the summer, nor guided tours. For the more immediate future we are considering different scenarios, but it is soon to enter them. We don't know what will happen after the summer. Depending on the situation, the evolution of events, we will act in one way or another, "reveals the director of the center. Palacio Quintanar will probably host a "reduced" activity in September corresponding to the Hay Festival or some puppet show in Titirimundi, but it is not yet known for sure. In any case, it is not for me to say. I hope it can be done, because it will be a good sign, "adds Ferraro, happy with the return:" We really wanted to return. "

Source: North Castilla Segovia

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Maderuelo, Pedraza, Ayllón and Sepúlveda are the Segovian towns integrated into the association.

With the arrival to phase 1 of confinement in some communities or the jump to phase 2 in others, the door begins to open to greater mobility between towns and cities. Faced with this scenario, the association 'The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain' encourages tourism to return to their localities, but they request that security measures continue to be complied with to avoid a spike in infections and endanger the citizens of rural enclaves. .

Maderuelo, Ayllón, Sepúlveda and Pedraza are the four Segovian municipalities that are part of 'The Most Beautiful Villages in Spain' and are ready to receive again the thousands of visitors who come to their towns throughout the year, but they insist from the association in which the majority of the population of many of these small towns belong to the most vulnerable age groups, "which forces us to take extreme precautions towards them."

The network of pretty towns has created a manual of recommendations for the visitor. In this compendium of good practices, the way to act in different situations is remembered: how to park, what to do or avoid in exterior or interior spaces or how to interact with residents. In addition, the association is promoting a campaign that will use the hashtags #Tourism Responsible and #DestinoSeguro, which includes a new video created for the occasion, shot in the town of Liérganes (Cantabria) and where it will be insisted, through the social networks, the importance of coming to these locations in a responsible way.

The network of most beautiful towns in Spain, which in 2020 already brings together 94 charming towns, is preparing to receive tourism again. "We look forward to a national and proximity tourism this summer and we will be delighted to receive these people who are looking forward to enjoying our privileged surroundings again," says the association's president, Francisco Mestre.

The reactivation of the trade of the peoples of the association is being done in a staggered way and, from the network itself, the need is stressed to be at this time, more than ever, with the local and proximity trade of the towns and encourages visitors to consume and buy these products. "We have to realize that the local, artisan and quality product is already the future and it is time to bet and help our producers and merchants, because in our towns you will find, without a doubt, the best raw materials and production more ecological and artisanal ”, explains Francisco Mestre.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The museums of the Board will open on May 29 and will be free until the different phases of the de-escalation plan are completed. The Segovia Museum will be open from Tuesday to Sunday, and the Zuloaga every Wednesday.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has agreed to authorize free entry to the thirteen museums it manages to facilitate citizens' access to culture, until all phases of the de-escalation are completed.

This announcement will affect the following museum centers: Ávila Museum, Burgos Museum, Museum of Human Evolution, León Museum, MUSAC, Museum of Steel and Mining of Castilla y León, Museum of Salamanca, Museum of Segovia –and its the Zuloaga- Museum, the Numantino Museum, the Valladolid Museum, the Zamora Museum and the Castilla y León Ethnographic Museum.

The only exception is the Museum of Palencia, which is closed for refurbishment works and with no immediate scheduled opening date. During the past year, the set of museums managed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism exceeded one million visits.

The opening of the Board's museum centers will take place on May 29, when health and safety are guaranteed for workers and for the general public. Provincial and regional museums suffer the consequences of confinement and will open their doors when an opening can be assured with full sanitary guarantees. During the last weeks, these centers are working on the reopening plans, adapting to the most demanding security requirements.

In the case of Segovia, starting on Friday, May 29, the Segovia Museum, located in the Casa del Sol, will open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00:14.00 a.m. to 3:10.00 p.m. For its part, the Zuloaga Museum will continue to open every Wednesday, so the first opening day will be on June 14.00, but also only in the morning, from XNUMX:XNUMX a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

The forced closure due to the health crisis has not brought a halt to activities, as museums have been kept 'open' through social networks and the Internet, creating a virtual space that has allowed citizens access to numerous resources, from virtual visits and the contemplation of the most significant pieces to participation in community-based initiatives, or the possibility of consulting informative texts and audiovisuals that didactically expose the excellent research and study work carried out on them.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The last assembly held served to renew positions and propose initiatives promoted by three sectors dedicated to Tourism, but fully supported by the Consistory to move.

More than 70 partners have gathered in Cuéllar to carry out the renewal of positions in the CIT Villa de Cuéllar, which has resurfaced to form a work platform that brings together three large sectors of the town: merchants, hoteliers and producers , which also includes the service sector.

Despite the difficulties that have arisen since the first meetings -with meetings suspended due to the covid-19-, and the need to use virtual tools to hold joint meetings, all the participants have shown great interest in the reactivation of lost associationism in the town several years ago. In this extraordinary assembly held, the participants endorsed their representatives (two per sector), and thus the board of directors was constituted: Rubén Salamanca de Frutos, who represents the producers, will be the president of the association. Javier Cárdaba, representative of the merchants, will be vice president. Jesús Gómez Moyano, producer representative, was chosen as secretary and treasurer. Juan Ramón Aguado, José Quintanilla and Lourdes Molter will be members, the latter as representatives of the hospitality industry.

At the meeting, initiatives and ideas emerged that the board of directors will try to mobilize and implement, but above all, the need arose to work together and create a network of small entrepreneurs that would encourage consumption and create joint initiatives that palliate not only the current one crisis, but the wear and tear that these three sectors had been suffering for a long time due to the fall in local consumption.

The Cuéllar City Council, for its part, supports and supports the proposal both economically and organizationally, and reaches out to this renovated Center for Tourist Initiatives to boost its activity. From the Consistory they commit to have the first meeting next week, the first of June and to provide the necessary means to facilitate its operation.

Likewise, the members of the Cuellarano government are grateful to all those who have decided to reinvigorate associative work, which has been extinguished in recent years, with the intention that "only together can we emerge stronger from this situation," as they acknowledge.

For her part, the manager of the Honorse Tierra de Pinares Association also attended the assembly and showed her support for the reactivation of the initiative.

The association "Center of Tourist Initiatives Villa and Tierra de Cuéllar" aims not only to contribute to the improvement of tourism promotion and local consumption of the municipality of Cuéllar and its region, but also to support the defense of the conservation of both cultural and natural heritage of the town, promoting all kinds of cultural, artistic and recreational events and activities, highlighting the particularities of the products developed in Cuéllar, ensuring the increase in quality and image levels of the municipality of Cuéllar and its region in order that they adapt to demand and market conditions. In general, it aims to manage, propose and carry out any activity or initiative that, through the promotion and the union of all sectors, contributes to an adequate promotion of the territory and contributes to its sustainability and the prosperity of all its inhabitants.

The association declares itself open to all those who want to participate and starts full of hope and enthusiasm for starting projects.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The mountains have been chosen as one of the best open spaces in Europe for traveling after the crisis

The coronavirus crisis is harsh for everyone, but perhaps even more so for travel lovers who, like the rest of the population, should be confined at home. But the crisis will pass, hopefully sooner rather than later, and then it will be time to make up for lost time and return to traveling freely. The flight and hotel search engine has asked its European users where they would like to travel when the coronavirus crisis and the result is somewhat surprising. Although there are many who are willing to revisit the lively streets of big European cities (18%), others to sunbathe and air on any beach (35%), and some, even, do not care about the destination in such a way. of having an all-inclusive hotel in which they do not have food and drink limitations (10%), but there is a considerable number, around 27% who feel the desire to find free spaces, pure nature, open horizons that allow them make them forget the walls of their houses. They also choose this, surely, because they prefer to avoid the crowds, the groups of people who have been dodging for weeks. asked the latter which would be their most natural and free places in Europe that they would like to visit in a simple way. Many of them are natural parks and some World Heritage Sites. And one of them is the Sierra de Guadarrama!

The Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, which occupies a part of the province of Segovia, is a privileged refuge for biodiversity. Thanks to the conditions of the Sierra, cooler and more humid, and its lesser transformation due to human activity, they have allowed the formation of circuses and glacial lagoons and their granite rocks; between its vegetal landscapes, the high mountain ecosystems and the extensive pine forests of white pine. The Peñalara peak is the highest point of the mountain range that makes it up. Also worthy of mention are the Puerto de Navafría, the Morcuera and Siete Picos mountain ranges. All these areas are areas frequented by fans of hiking or mountaineering.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The reopening of the natural parks of Spain may take place this Monday provided that it does not exceed 20 percent of the maximum permitted capacity, as well as that of the cable cars that must limit the capacity of each cabin to 50 percent. This is stated in an order of the Ministry of Health published this Saturday in an extraordinary edition of the Official State Gazette (BOE), which modifies some previous regulations on the coronavirus health crisis thanks to the favorable epidemiological evolution and the advancement of the de-escalation plan in confinement.

The seven natural parks that exist in Castilla y León are located in the Hoces del Río Riaza (Segovia), the Lake of Sanabria (Zamora), Arribes del Duero (between Salamanca and Zamora), the Hoces del Alto Ebro and Rudrón (Burgos) , Fuentes Carrionas and Fuente Cobre (Palencia), Las Batuecas and Sierra de Francia (Salamanca) and the Río Lobos Canyon (between Soria and Burgos).

The order, collected by Servimedia, indicates that from this Monday active and nature tourism activities can be carried out for groups of up to 20 people, when until now that maximum quota was 10 people.

To get on a cable car, it is first necessary to carry out cleaning and disinfection of the facility prior to its reopening. When there are seats in the cabins, users must always remain seated and keep a separation distance of at least one seat between people or groups of non-cohabitants. In the case of cabins that do not have seats, vinyl signs or other similar elements must be used on the floor, indicating the minimum safety distance.

In any case, at the entrance of the active and nature tourism facility there must be available to the public of dispensers of hydroalcoholic gels or disinfectants with virucidal activity authorized and registered by the Ministry of Health, which must always be in conditions of use.

Source: Segoviaudaz

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The Board will bet on health security as a guarantee of quality for the Community

Castilla y León will launch a tourism incentive program in the Community for the summer and autumn campaigns based on its own "quality seal" that will revolve around the health guarantee, which will help the sector to resume activity at "cruising speed".

This was explained by the president of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, after holding a new meeting, the eleventh, between his counterparts from other regions with the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, in which he asked the Central Executive urgently launch the tourism sector planning for the coming months.

In this way, Mañueco expressed his confidence that, with the arrival of the summer season, the tourism sector in the Community “can function at its best, always with the necessary sanitary protection measures, since that is the quality seal of community".

For this reason, the president of the Board evidenced at the meeting the need to put on the table a 'shock plan' for tourism, which was initially established in a series of internal meetings between the Communities with the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, which will lead to a future conference of presidents for the revival of the sector.

As Mañueco recalled, 80 percent of tourism in Castilla y León is national tourism, hence the possible reopening of borders is not a vital issue for the Community, which must focus its efforts on "there being no infected people", since health security is the quality guarantee that the Community can offer its visitors.

On the statements of the Prime Minister in which he invites the Spaniards to plan their vacations for the month of July, Mañueco has preferred to be more "prudent" and has framed these words from the head of the National Executive as a message to "reactivate the spirit from the people".
In addition to issuing this seal of quality and trust and promoting inland tourism at a national level, the President has also advocated for implementing aid to the sector, such as the reduction of social security contributions for self-employed workers, a support plan own or other related sectors, such as hospitality, agri-food or wine.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

From Prodestur Segovia Turismo, we are collecting companies from the province that are dedicated to Disinfection and Safety at work, sale of post Covid 19 material, etc .... This is the listing:

AHL SECURITY: Thermal imaging camera systems for fever detection.

San Cristóbal de Segovia. 628 040 900

Protection screens in methacrylate and glass. Roll-up and fixed
Tel. 921 432 263 / 619 275 755 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ana Belén Sebastián de Frutos (Sepúlveda)
Tel. 610 574 442 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hygienic, surgical, FFP2 and reusable masks; Disposable and reusable gowns; Disposable gloves, etc ... Distribution of work clothes, safety footwear and protective equipment.

AP Disinfection and Cleaning

Disinfections in general

Tel. 687 867 388 / 921 420 398 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ARIIX: Air purification system

Ana Belén María

Representative Ariix (El Espinar)

Tel. 661 510 271 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ARS Renewable Solutions

Alfonso Martín Tel. 636 698 713

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Thermometers, face masks, thermal cameras, air purifiers


CAMISETASCON.COM: Company dedicated to the graphic arts, printing and screen printing.
We offer:
-Individual protection screens
-Macrylate and glass screens
-Vinyl safety distance
-Separation posts
-Custom sublimation face masks
-Work clothes
Carmen Ferri González 645 916 233


Carlos. Tel. 677 574 223/921 400 534 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Masks, hydroalcoholic gel, glasses, protective masks, partitions, vinyl safety distance, tactile safety pointers, etc.

COMERCIAL CAUPI: It has become the leading company in hygiene solutions, thanks to the professionalism of its human team, its good work and its working method. Always supporting and working with their clients to find the best solutions to all their problems.

DAP INTERIOR DESIGN: Development of partitioning of spaces against "COVID" ... for hotel and restaurant services as well as shops. Protection and functionality for transit and use spaces. Construction & interior design.

Contact: Javier de Andrés Peña 610 841 276 Hours: From 10,00:14,00 a.m. to 17,00:19,00 p.m. and from XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.


Mª José Muñoz 921 429 762/921 429 602 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hydroalcoholic gel dispensers of various types

Suspended screens

Laminated glass partitions




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Disinfections in general
Tel. 921 447 082 (Polígono de Hontoria)

HÉCELAN Integral Services: Disinfections with ozone generators

Javier de las Heras Giráldez (El Espinar)

Tel. 678 610 971 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3MHIGIENE: Distribution and sale of detergents and disinfectants, especially for the hotel, restaurant and food industry. We also market all kinds of supplies, accessories and articles that may be necessary in these businesses. (Snows)

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ana 606 135 674 / Jesús 684 213 675

WORLD OF WORK: Specialists for 25 years in Uniformity and Labor Protection

- Supply of Uniformity and EPIS of any kind

- FFP2 and Surgical Masks FFP1 in permanent stock

- Hydroalcoholic gel and disinfectant at an industrial level

- Hydroalcoholic gel in envelopes and in small sizes to give away with your logo

- Individual protection screens
- Screens in methacrylate and other materials
- Custom and in-stock manufacturing of safety distance vinyls
- Separation posts
- Personalized sublimation masks

Customer service store: Calle Guadarrama, 8 - Polígono El Cerro - Segovia

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Contact: Jorge Peña 606 322 476 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Oscar Royo. Tel. 921 470 542 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OZONE LP: Ozone generator sales company

Tel. 921 540 377 / 616 661 943



Tel. 601 013 920 (Hontoria)
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Masks, Protection Screens, Hygienic Wipes, Hygienic Set.
We expand our offer with fully customizable products.
Free shipping for orders over € 500
We carry out the stamping design at no cost.

PROJECTS: Company for disinfection and security

Jesús Manuel Martín Romano (El Espinar)

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SANZ BROVIA: Office supplies.


Air purifiers


Table and floor supports for hydroalcoholic gel dispensers

Disposable gloves


Facial screens

Disinfectant spray

Sink soap and dispenser

Multi-use cleaner

Litter bins with foot activation cover

Hand dryer paper dispenser

Cleaning products for equipment (spray, foams, general cleaning wipes, screen wipes, etc.

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- FFP2 and Surgical Masks FFP1 in permanent stock
- Hydroalcoholic gel and disinfectant at an industrial level
- Hydroalcoholic gel in envelopes and in small sizes to give away with your logo
- Individual protection screens
- Screens in methacrylate and other materials

- safety distance vinyls

TEXTILE CUPBOARD: We have transparent rollers to protect workstations, counters, consultation separation.

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PVC roll up for table, counters, space separations. It can be done with Japanese panels and curtains with manual or motorized rail. For local companies, 10% is made. PVP depends on exact measurements.


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PROTECTIVE TABLES FOR TABLES, COUNTERS…. Methacrylate, tempered glass and laminated glass.


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KN95 MASKS € 3,72 + VAT


SPRAYERS OF 600 ML 2,25 € + VAT, DISINFECTANT clean VIRUZIDA COVID19 TO MIX WITH WATER authorized by health 2,02 € + VAT


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Hydroalcoholic cleaners, hydroalcoholic hand gel, specific virucidal disinfectants included in the list of the Ministry of Health, disposable individual disinfection kits.

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GLOVES 50 pairs € 27,95

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Hydroalcoholic gel

Disinfectant spray

Dispensers, dispensers and sprays

Protective face masks

Masks of all types

"Naturally the province of Segovia misses you"; Thus begins the new audiovisual campaign of the Diputación de Segovia. A campaign aimed at national tourism that, through the Prodestur brand "Naturalmente", the provincial tourism body, aims to remind Spaniards that each year they come to the towns of Segovia from different parts of the national geography, which "naturally 'The province misses them and that' naturally 'asks them to postpone their visit.

The Provincial Council launches a campaign that, under the slogan 'Naturally', reminds tourists that it misses them and asks them to postpone their visit
"That brand that we created in 2018, and that since then has accompanied our tourist actions, now takes on greater meaning from its adverbial nature," says Magdalena Rodríguez, deputy of Prodestur. And it is that the meaning of certainty, the expression of assent and confirmation that this 'Naturally' entails, now accompanies a message in which visitors are reminded, among other things, that naturally the province lacks its "curiosity opening up step between our habit "or his" steps walking on the squares of our towns "and also that, naturally, he longs for his good taste or his" infinite gaze discovering our sky day and night ". The lack of the ears of travelers listening to the music of the Segovian festivals or the silence of the fields, the absence of their eyes fixed on cultural assets, religious heritage or the royal heritage of the province and also the memory of their bicycles and horseback riding, leaving their mark on the trails or the surroundings of the Hoces, are some of the images collected by this campaign that concludes with a clear and forceful message that appeals to responsibility: "Naturally we want your return Of course now is not the time. Put it off. We will be waiting for you. "

For Magdalena Rodríguez, what is intended through these messages "is that tourists do not forget that in Segovia they have a province full of natural, heritage, gastronomic, religious and historical wealth that they cannot stop discovering, and ask them, if They had planned the visit, postpone it for when the health crisis returns and the law allows it. " In addition, the Prodestur deputy, asks the people of Segovia to also appropriate these messages and that, once tourism within the same province is allowed, "rediscover our towns and their environments, since the economy and tourism are already they are suffering the devastating consequences of this health crisis and with the visit to our own municipalities, many unknown to the Segovians, we can contribute to reviving that economy and that local tourism. "

Source: Deputation of Segovia

Watch video: Video Naturally


The Group of World Heritage Cities launches the first video of the promotional campaign. This is a one-minute clip that presents the 15 Cities with the Unesco seal as nearby and safe destinations transmits a message of resilience, hope and optimism, because soon we will have the opportunity to meet again and build new memories

Two clips make up the first campaign and both have the corresponding version in English for the international market, although in the presentation note it is stated that this first action is aimed at the Spanish market. The videos will be distributed through the Turespaña Tourism offices in different countries.

Source: Aqueduct2

Video: Video Cities Heritage with You

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The Hoteliers Industrial Association calls for political consensus when considering measures to maintain a sector that generates 5.500 direct jobs in the province and with the estimate that 15% of establishments will not reopen.

The uncertainty is still great. No one can assure when Segovia, at least the capital and tourist municipalities such as the Royal Site of San Ildefonso, will be able to meet the necessary requirements to reach the desired third phase in the de-escalation of the movement restriction measures derived from the state of alarm by the coronavirus health crisis. But we must not rest on our laurels and the hospitality sector works so that businesses, which have 5.500 direct jobs in the province, can face the partial reopening that in Phase 0, starting next Monday, May 4, It consists of the opening of restaurants and cafeterias with takeaway delivery, since consumption will not be allowed in the hospitality premises.

The heads of the Industrial Association of Hoteliers of Segovia (AIHS) have held virtual meetings with political leaders, including the president of the Provincial Council, Miguel Ángel de Vicente, or the mayor of Segovia, Clara Luquero, who demand consensus, the union of all to act as a block and manage to maintain one of the most relevant sectors for the local economy.

The data of affiliation of the Social Security of the past month of March indicate that in the Segovian hospitality there are still 4.004 workers affiliated to the General Regime and 1.515 self-employed.

In the videoconference that last Tuesday were held by the AIHS the directors Ángel Blasco, Enrique Cañada and Jesús Castellanos, together with the manager of the group, Javier García Crespo, with the mayor and the councilor for Economic Development and Employment, Jesús García Zamora, the former estimate that 15% of Segovian establishments in the sector may not reopen.

They recalled that, in addition to direct jobs, hospitality has a significant impact on the employment of other activities such as livestock, general suppliers, laundry, events, floristry, lighting ...

In this sense, they request the administrations projects to execute in the short term with which to avoid the closing of businesses.

The meetings with heads of institutions allow exchanging points of view, analyzing the current situation and anticipating what may be generated with the return to activity and the "new normal" on a horizon that, as soon as from June 8, would allow Hospitality establishments admit customers in common areas such as dining rooms but only in half their current capacity and the reopening of night bars and discotheques with a third of their capacity.

The mayor has explained measures that the City Council has already implemented such as the suspension and suppression of payments such as the public price for terraces of hotels or the reduction of the garbage rate by 90% on the receipt of the second four-month period.

In the cultural field, Luquero recalled that the city's festivals will be moved whenever possible and extending them to neighborhoods to support both the cultural fabric and the hospitality industry.

For its part, the Tourism area designs a campaign to promote inland tourism and "imminently", according to municipal officials, will publish a Plan for the revival of tourism in the city of Segovia, which will be delivered to the sector, a Open framework document to which specific economic actions will be added.

From a zonal association, that of Comerzio José Zorrilla has proposed to the City Council the expansion of the space for hotel terraces and the Councilor for Economic Development is favorable if there is enough space on the sidewalks and some legal aspects can be solved.

As for the placement of partitions or other protective elements, municipal sources doubt that the regulation of these elements can enter into the powers of the City Council but have announced that they will study it carefully.

The general secretaries of UGT and CCOO in the province, Manuel Sanz and Álex Blázquez, respectively, are aware of the weight that hospitality has on Segovia's GDP and that unfortunately it will be one of the last sectors to regain normality. They report that jointly with the employers they are preparing action guides (with organizational, hygienic, personal protection measures, etc.) for when activity in the sector resumes.

"We have to demand that they be complied with, as well as the protocols established by the Ministry of Health to guarantee the health of workers and customers," says the former, while the head of Commissions also appeals to the personal responsibility of each of the workers and of each businessman because it is everyone's job and the model should be to put everyone's shoulders.

The Comerzio José Zorrilla association, which integrates businesses from the surroundings of this street in the capital, has held a virtual meeting with the mayor, Clara Luquero, and the councilor for Economy and Finance and Economic Development and Employment, Jesús García Zamora, to transfer them "The conditions that we believe are necessary to facilitate the reopening of our commercial, hospitality and service establishments," according to the president of the group, Roberto Manso.

In this sense, although the association considers that, in addition to suitable EPIS to be reused by business managers or employees, it considers that a good way for customers to have gloves and masks is that this protection material be distributed. Among the citizens of Segovia, García Zamora, who admitted that this possibility has been studied and continues to be studied by the City Council, indicated that at this time it is not feasible "because the masks that are available in the market do not know how far they protect and it is very difficult to supply in sufficient quantity and on time the large quantity that would be necessary ”. In addition, municipal officials understand that this money can be used for other more necessary items.

They point out, on the other hand, that the Junta de Castilla y León could provide masks and gloves to all citizens through the network of pharmacies.
As for other claims, such as the testing of all workers in the affected sectors: commerce, hospitality, services, the councilor replied that they are not advised by the Government and would require a medical prescription.

Municipal officials reported that the disinfection of walkways and sidewalks will be expanded, in addition to cleaning maintenance, as new establishments are opened.

On the other hand, Comerzio José Zorrilla will insist, "once we return to the new normal", in the change of direction of the street and in the use of the underground parking.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

The tourism sector will be one of the most deeply affected by the consequences of the pandemic and will be among the last in the de-escalation, with voices already pointing out that it will not open until the end of the year. However, the Government of Castilla y León wants to be "optimistic" and is already working on a "healthy offer" to which an eminently rural autonomy adapts perfectly and is already beginning to predict deadlines for recovery.

The General Director of Tourism of the Board, Estrella Torrecilla, hopes that the sector "can take advantage" of part of this summer, "even if it is not like others", and that "the last four months of the year will be especially good" in a year that started with "spectacular" data in the months of January and February, truncated by the coronavirus

Torrecilla indicated to Ical, that "it is necessary to convey a positive message" for the sector even if it has to take sanitary measures, such as reducing capacity or ruling out buffets, and announced that they are preparing strategic planning as a destination with a new approach, with a consultant, in three scenarios in the short, medium and long term.

In this regard, he announced that they are designing health and hygiene protocols for the sector and it is planned to produce manuals focused on each subsector "to guarantee tourists that our autonomy has health guarantees for all."

The sector itself will participate in these protocols to advance its peculiarities and that health can work on those manuals and put its seal of guarantee. Estrella explained that now the tourist will seek sanitary security that "goes beyond what there was until now" and those protocols, these manuals, will guarantee that from Castilla y León an "interesting tour of guarantees that for tourists will be essential " "Our hotels, rural houses and hostels, and our activities, everything is safe and we will accredit it with the protocols," he added.

In this sense, he also stated that Castilla y León "has a lot of livestock" because it "meets the basic security requirements" launched, such as the absence of crowds and the commitment to the natural environment. "To give the starting gun to tourism, we met them 100 percent," he summarized.

The general director also confirmed that local tourism "will be the first to recover" and in Castilla y León "it has an important weight", since the Community itself is the second issuing market only behind Madrid. "That helps us a lot," he said.

Likewise, he stressed to Ical, that individual transport will be majority in the first phase of opening, and "neither Castilians and Leoneses nor Madrid residents need to take a plane to tour the Community". "That is yet another strength," he said.

Castilla y León, he repeated, is a "safe destination" for tourists, and he remembered why many went to their towns in the Community from various destinations, because "our rural environment offered a greater sense of security." "That is another of our strengths," he said.

Torrecilla stated that he is "very optimistic" and predicted that the solution to this crisis "will be collective and quick." "The solution will be quite fast and although the sector will be one of the last to join, it must be locked in now so that it is sooner than later," he said.

He added that it is essential that this sector continues to grow, which represents eleven percent of the regional GDP, because there is also a psychological crisis, he said, and "it is important that people know that they will be able to move and that they are organizing vacations, even if they are from one week instead of 15 days ”. In this regard, he revealed that in a forum held last week, in which 11.000 people participated, he asked himself what was the first thing they were going to do when the restrictions were lifted, and "a very high percentage assured that they would travel."

Holiday bonuses and direct aid

All in all, he assumed that the first objective is to stop the pandemic and prevent as few companies from closing as possible, because in the previous recession of 2008, up to 50 percent of the sector's activities were lost, which was later recovered with demand. In this sense, it opted to incentivize tourists with formulas such as those adopted in Italy, with "vacation vouchers", and promised to implement some from the autonomy, if the Government does not act, so that families can vacation, even if how to go back in the way of traveling “to the 70s or 80s”.

The first thing for the director is to "save" the sector with direct liquidity aid, "first save and then incentivize," she drew, always under the de-escalation guidelines set by the Government.

In this regard, he stressed that they have removed from the expenditure of the Ministry everything expendable and have budgeted 1,8 million in direct aid for current expenses of up to 2.000 euros, which were approved last Saturday by decree and that will soon be launched with the publication of the bases and the call, to pay directly the receipts of SMEs and freelancers in the light, telephone and rental sector.

He also stressed that they are promoting numerous seminars and online courses for the sector, since "many companies as we know them today will not be able to function and must take the opportunity to innovate and reinvent themselves".

Estrella Torrecilla found that the second quarter of the year has been lost with Easter, which left 69 million last year, months that are already unrecoverable. The "concern is tremendous," he said, to verify that he holds continuous meetings with the sector, that he demands economic contingency plans with measures, above all liquidity, to which the Board has responded as a complement to the ICO items of the central government.

Open establishments

On the other hand, the Director of Tourism reported that 141 hotel establishments were open to accommodate workers from sectors considered essential in the Community. These accommodations can be consulted through the Covid-19 space on the Board's website, where there is an access banner.

Likewise, it is explained how they can be added through the Tourism email, from where they are sent once registered, two letters, one about their service and the other for the clients they host to explain why they need to stay. "There is more and more demand and establishments continue to be added, which charge their fees and it is good for them to have some income," he said, regretting that the ministry's website is not updated. “Every night we send it up to date and 36 are still appearing open in Castilla y León. We have complained about all the autonomies ”, he concluded.

Source: Segoviaudaz

The General Directorate of Tourism of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism offers the following courses throughout the 2020 course for entrepreneurs and employees of tourist services in Castilla y León.

The language training actions through the internet and online courses are financed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, being free for students.

Further information: 2020 courses

CyL courses

One of the many things that Segovians will miss these days is the peculiar image offered by hot air balloons flying through the sky, a spectacle from the ground and a tourist attraction that, at the moment, cannot be enjoyed.

What is available to everyone is the possibility of having at home the accessible balloon of Segovia in cutout form, an initiative of the company Always in the clouds. You only need to have a printer, one or two sheets of paper (depending on the model chosen), glue, scissors and a pencil or pen (useful for some parts of the assembly). In addition, you can choose the size of the cutout, as well as the model to be colored or already painted.

With these materials and a little patience, just over an hour and a half, the accessible balloon of Segovia will be a reality. Another option to spend with the family a good time during confinement.

Further information: Cut out Always in the clouds

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism is finalizing a plan, articulated in two phases, with a series of measures that will contribute to alleviating the effects that the COVID-19 crisis is leaving on the sectors dependent on its sphere of competence. These measures are the result of the permanent contact that the Ministry team has had with all sectors, entities, associations and people linked to the different departments.

The first phase of the reactivation plan consists of four measures and will have a budget of more than eight and a half million euros. The first establishes aid for promotion and training in culture, sports and tourism, and its associationism, to support promotional and training activities carried out by the entities representing its interests, and support for the associative fabric. professional in these sectors. They are aimed at non-profit associations, federations and confederations whose purpose is to defend the interests of the cultural and creative industries, cultural heritage, sports and tourism sectors affected by the health crisis situation caused by the COVID-19, with the criteria established in the regulatory bases.

On the other hand, the plan proposes aid for modernization, innovation and digitization in the cultural sector to adapt to the situation created by COVID-19. They aim to support investment projects aimed at the modernization, innovation and digitization of products, services and commercial channels, including technical measures for teleworking. They are aimed at SMEs and freelancers in the cultural and creative industries, and those dedicated to the management and restoration of cultural heritage, as established in their corresponding regulatory bases.

The third line of aid in the plan is aimed at the tourism and sports sectors to deal with the health crisis. Their objective is to provide liquidity to tourism companies and sports entities that, due to the health emergency arising from COVID-19, are experiencing economic difficulties due to the lack of income in the sector, through the financing of expenses for they must face. They are aimed at SMEs and the self-employed that are registered in the Castilla y León Tourism Registry and the entities that are registered in the Castilla y León Sports Entities Registry, which have been affected by the measures adopted for the management of the crisis.

Finally, the first phase of the plan includes measures to mitigate the impact on the cultural heritage sector of the decisions taken to face the health crisis.

The second phase will be made up of activity reprogramming measures, adaptation of existing subsidy lines, cultural, sports and tourist programming. The design of this phase is based on various scenarios, depending on the date of the end of the alarm state and the conditions of the Descaling Plan.

Virtual guide

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has bet since the beginning of the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic to enhance communication channels and expand information to citizens and the business sector. In this context, it has launched a resource guide for companies and freelancers in the cultural, tourist, heritage and sports sector, where professionals can locate and collect all the information of interest related to their activity, with the aim of helping them manage this situation taking advantage of all the measures that are being put in place by the different institutions and organizations to mitigate the effects of the crisis.

It is a tailor-made guide with outstanding information on aid, subsidies, financing lines and all kinds of useful information in the autonomous, national and European spheres. With a very simple structure, the guide compiles the most relevant measurements and information from each of the areas referred to. It also offers the possibility, through an email, to generate queries about the information of interest that can be seen in the guide and includes a bank of ideas where the user can contribute their impressions and proposals to get out of the situation generated by the crisis in the best possible way; ideas that will be channeled and studied by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to assess, if appropriate, their subsequent application. This tool can be accessed through the website of the Junta de Castilla y León, with the link

Source: SegoviaAudaz

From today the Riofrío and La Granja de San Ildefonso palaces will temporarily close.

Yes, the gardens of the Royal Site and the forest of the Riofrío palace are open, maintaining their schedules and visiting conditions.

Gardens of La Granja:

Hours (October and March): Monday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 18:30 p.m.
Hours (April): Monday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 20:00 p.m.

Riofrío Forest

From 8:00 am until sunset after the palace closes. (17:00 p.m. until March) - (19:00 p.m. from April)