Pedraza is a beautiful medieval village located in the province of Segovia, about 130 kilometers from the city of Madrid and more than 1000 meters above sea level between the Sierras de Somosierra and Guadarrama.
Cobblestone streets, stately houses with balconies full of colorful flowers, charming corners and squares and a wonderful natural environment that surrounds it, Pedraza offers a charming experience a peaceful atmosphere.
The history of Pedraza dates back to the 12th century when Fernando Gómez de Albornoz was named Lord of Pedraza. Then, 200 years later in the fifteenth century the town passed into the hands of the Constables of Castile until the nineteenth century when the lordships were abolished. But it was not until the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that Pedraza had its golden years with the construction of its houses and palaces thanks to the prosperity generated by the export of wool from its flocks of sheep.
Declared a Monumental Site in 1951, it has been the setting for more than 200 series and films and belongs to the most beautiful villages in Spain. This can be visited in an hour and we wanted to leave you some recommendations on what to do in Pedraza:
Tour the Old Town: Explore the narrow cobblestone streets and enjoy the well-preserved medieval architecture. You can go into the village and walk along some of the main streets such as Calle Real, Calle Mayor or Calle de la Calzada.
Walking through Pedraza is like going back in time to the Middle Ages.
Pedraza Castle: Visit the impressive 13th century castle located on the outskirts of town, less than a 10-minute walk from the Plaza Mayor.
With a Romanesque style, Pedraza Castle was built in the thirteenth century on an ancient Arab fortress. The building has several courtyards, a keep, a wall with turrets and is surrounded by a moat. After several centuries of abandonment, in the early twentieth century it was bought by a painter named Ignacio Zuloaga who renovated it and installed a small museum.
The castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm. In winter it is only open from 4 to 6 pm. The entrance fee is 7 euros.
If you want to know more about this incredible Medieval Town in the Community of Castilla y León, don’t forget that we have a group outing scheduled for January 20, you can check all the information and book in our destinations section.
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