Segovia is a town of twisting alleyways, charming squares and the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in Europe. The centre has been pedestrianised, so there are no cars allowed. The aroma of roast suckling pig, one of the region's most famous dishes, fills the air throughout the day. The historic heart is surrounded by medieval walls, and the entire city is bordered by two rivers and an extensive green-belt park with miles of shaded walks.
On the south-east of Segovia is the world renowned Roman Aqueduct, the largest and best preserved of its kind anywhere, which served as the mintmark on all coins struck in the city from 1455 to 1864. Located in Azoguejo square, it serves as the main entrance to the historic quarter of Segovia. An engineering gem, it was built under the Roman Empire (1st century AD), to carry water to the elevated city from 15km away. Its 163 arches are supported by blocks of stone from the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains. The tallest building in Segovia is still the 16th-century cathedral, a prominent landmark which can be seen from across the region as you approach Segovia from any direction.