What Segovia has to offer

Apart from its history, Segovia has an enviable climate, perfect for pleasant walks through the city’s streets on sunny days, where students can enjoy the atmosphere of its numerous outdoor cafes and bars. The majority of downtown Segovia is a no-car zone, which makes getting around on foot or cycling easy.

With many beautiful hike trails, charming restaurants and enjoyable student spots, this city offers a variety of leisure, cultural and fun experiences to experience alone or with fellow students. Additionally, the IEU Student Clubs and the IE University Student Office - through its Student Life Department - are periodically organizing activities for various interests, where all students may participate.   

Recreation and Travel
The region of Castile and Leon is known for its pristine nature. Students who love outdoor sports will find there are plenty of options, and can either explore them on their own or by joining one of the IEU Clubs and the activities they organize. 
 
The mountain range surrounding Segovia brings visitors to the region for skiing, climbing and its extensive hiking trails. Horse riding, golf, and rafting are other popular activities around the region. The city of Segovia also has numerous running trails woven throughout the city and its outskirts. IEU students, through clubs and the IEU Student Office, are constantly organizing sports trips to keep student life interesting and taking the opportunity to experience what the region offers! 
 
Additionally, its many train and bus connections make it easy for students to travel, either by visiting other Spanish cities over weekends, or take planes from Barajas Airport to travel around Europe. 

 

Going Out
Segovia has a large student population with a great social scene and a vibrant nightlife. The heart of Segovia’s nightlife is the Plaza Mayor, which is lined with bars, restaurants and cafés. Some of the city’s liveliest nightspots are the Plaza del Azoguejo, Calle del Carmen, and Calle Infanta, which are all popular student meeting points. Clubs and bars usually stay open until 2.00am or 3.00am, with a wide variety of places to go, ranging from live concerts to nightclubs specializing in house and electronic music.

 

Shopping
Segovia has a wide range of shops from well-known international brands to small boutiques and craft shops. Just like a typical medieval city in which the majority of the establishments were grouped around the main square, in Segovia the shops are located in the Plaza Mayor and in the surrounding streets.
 
Segovia is a shoppers’ paradise compared to other European cities, as the shops are open until 20:00. The street markets are also part of the shopping scene in Segovia and are a great place to buy all sorts of goods from clothes to flowers and vegetables. The markets are held from 09.00 – 14.00 on Tuesdays in the San José district, on Thursdays in the plaza Mayor and on Saturdays in the Plaza del Carrasco
 
If you are looking for something bigger, there are also two shopping malls in Segovia. The Luz de Castilla mall is located on the edge of the city and the Almuzara mall is situated in the Calle real in the center of Segovia.
 
Commercial hours:
 
Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 13:30 and 17:00 to 20:00 
Saturday: 10:00 to 13:30
Sunday and holidays: closed

 

Festivals, cinema and theater
Segovia plays host to a wide variety of festivals throughout the year. These include the Hay Festival, a literary festival of Welsh origin that brings together musicians, writers, filmmakers and other international artists. Segovia is also host to the Titirimundi International Puppet Theatre Festival, the Segovia European Film Festival and the Winter Indie City Festival.

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Alex Warzecha

Alex Warzecha

I feel comfortable in Segovia ......
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Alex Warzecha

I have a friend in Salamanca and another in Madrid. Seems like their experience has been good but they haven’t connected with the people as well as I have. It's kind of a smaller city and it’s the size I feel comfortable with.

Cécile Houlès

Cécile Houlès

There is a lot to do here ......
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Cécile Houlès

I was used to living in big cities and I wasn’t sure what it would be like in a small city lie this but I found there is in fact a lot of activity and a lot going on here.

Teymour Benet

Teymour Benet

You have the peace of living in the country and a small city......
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Teymour Benet

You have the peace of living in the country and a small city, but at the same time you’re 25 minutes away from Madrid.