Sepúlveda is one of the most beautiful destinations in Spain, and one which also has all the key aspects to enjoy of a truly perfect touristic experience.
This is a small town that is part of the province of Segovia, where you will able to discover a live museum in its streets. A truly charming destination where you will be able to enjoy of a quiet and cultural visit.
It is not only us who say so, this place has been declared a Historic Heritage Grouping, and is also considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.
So, imagine how it must look.
It belongs to the 'comarca' or geo-political subdivision of Villa y Tierra de Sepúlveda, in the northwest of the province, and 55 Km away from its capital.
As for the tourist options this area offers, they are many and very varied. You will find here very different types of activities, both of the cultural and the natural kind. Both of them, have become fairly popular amongst tourists, who are coming more and more to discover what it has to offer, and enjoy of the great views here.
This has meant an increase in rural tourism, one of the main economic activities, welcoming those visitors willing to discover the true essence of Sepúlveda.
Enjoy of the many things hiding for you to discover in this small town, as you stroll down its streets, and find plenty of unique, magical, and picturesque spots enjoying of the views.
As you walk by its small streets and alleys, you might encounter an old sign in Talanquera street that reads “Prohibido hacer aguas mayores y menores en esta calle bajo multa de dos pesetas”, which means that those who were relieved of their bowel movements in this street, would have to pay a fine; a unique and peculiar memento from its past.
This is one of the many peculiar things you will find in the city walls of Sepúlveda, and which give it its special something.
But there are many other places worth visiting here, and which we are about to share with you, as a way to discover the place by visiting its more characteristic sights.
First of all, in the Plaza Mayor you will find plenty of establishments where you will be able to try the local gastronomy, or enjoy of its lively atmosphere. And at one side of this square, right by the city walls, you will see the castle of Fernán González, considered part of Spain's cultural heritage.
Another of the most emblematic buildings you should check out is the former prison, at the center of the town, a place full of history, and that has been now turned into a museum, and the Tourist Office of Sepúlveda.
As for the religious architecture, there are many churches that deserve special mention, such as the ones of San Pedro, San Salvador, or the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.
We could not put an end to this list without mentioning the Natural Park of Hoces del Duratón, a huge, protected natural space of vast, exuberant greenery, that has given this small town a great environmental value.
If you would like to know exactly what to pack for when you come to Sepúlveda, we have a few tips for you with regards of its climate.
Temperatures here are usually mild, but with a slight touch of cold weather during most of the year. If you take a look at the thermometer, you will see that the coldest month here is January, when the temperatures reach 3ºC, whereas during summer they can be superior than 29ºC.
And if there is a time to pack an umbrella in your suitcase, that is during May, where it rains the most, whereas July is the driest month of the year.
If you would like to get to know Sepúlveda in depth, you cannot leave without enjoying of its gastronomy, which will also give you a glimpse of another side of its culture.
Its recipe book is composed exclusively of the most excellent natural products, elaborated the traditional way, and without much luxury or excess either, adding to it the essence of Castilian cuisine.
The quintessential local dish from this place is “lechazo asado”, so much so, that it Sepúlveda is also known as “La Catedral del Lechazo Asado” (the cathedral of lechazo asado), cooked in a wood-fired oven, like in the old days.
And, to go with it, nothing like some local vegetable produce, and Sepúlveda bread, also elaborated in the traditional way, will be cherry on top to your trip.
As for your journey to Sepúlveda, you can do so by public transport, or with your own car. We have a few tips for you that will make your reach your destination easier and quicker.
If you are coming by car, you should take the N-1 state road, until you find the “Castillejo de Mesleón” and, from there, all you have to do, is continue following the signs until you finally reach Sepúlveda.
Or you can also come by bus, since there is also a bus station here, and buses coming very frequently.