What to do and see in Siguenza, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

July 25, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Discover the best top things to do in Siguenza, Spain including Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza, Casco historico de Siguenza, Siguenza Castle, Plaza Mayor de Siguenza, Church of Santiago, Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de los Huertos, Diocesan Museum, Casa del Doncel, Church of San Vicente, Monasterio de las H.H. Clarisas.
Restaurants in Siguenza

1. Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza

C/ Cardenal Mendoza, 2, Siguenza, Spain +34 949 39 02 90
Excellent
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4.5 based on 854 reviews

Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza

Reviewed By crawfie - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Travelling in Central Spain, it is easy to get a bit punch drunk on cathedrals, as there are so many good ones. This one is no exception, and is in fact really amazing. Well worth a visit and some quiet contemplation.

2. Casco historico de Siguenza

Plaza Mayor n 1, 19250 Siguenza, Spain +34 949 34 70 07
Excellent
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4.5 based on 325 reviews

Casco historico de Siguenza

Reviewed By ELear - Ancona, Italy

A very pleasant place, with narrow lanes, ancient buildings - the Cathedral, romanesque churches, old town gates, the mediaeval lock-up… - an outstanding museum, many excellent restaurants and at least one excellent 'tapas' bar, helpful people, and a good tourist information office. The sort of place to just enjoy walking round (it's a city hilly, but the hills aren't steep), and not crowded. Also an excellent base for touring a particularly romantic part of Spain. Try getting the local train a few minutes north, below red escarpments that bring to mind Mexico, 'campesinos' labouring under a sizzling sun and Pancho Villa and his men riding to their rescue, to Medinaceli and Arcos de Jalon, or a few miles south to the fairy-tale castle of Jadraque. There's no ticket office on the station, so just get on and pay the ticket collector.

3. Siguenza Castle

Plaza del Castillo | Facil Acceso , Muy Bien Indicado, Siguenza, Spain +34 949 39 01 00
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4.5 based on 430 reviews

Siguenza Castle

Reviewed By Zuzka E - Glendale, California

The medieval fortress was totally rebuilt from ruins by the tourism board and it is a fine example of that era. Perched atop the hill of the town it has views of the surrounding countryside. The Parador which it house is very much worth a stay.

4. Plaza Mayor de Siguenza

Plaza Mayor 13, 19250 Siguenza, Spain
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4 based on 29 reviews

Plaza Mayor de Siguenza

Reviewed By Dandue - Madrid, Spain

Bonita plaza que no pudimos disfrutar mucho por el viento y frio que hacia pero esta regodeada de bonitos edificios. Llegar hasta allí desde el castillo o volver por sus calles en cuesta le hacen tener mas encanto.

5. Church of Santiago

Calle Mayor, Siguenza, Spain
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4 based on 71 reviews

Church of Santiago

Reviewed By BennyMalaga - Malaga, Spain

The Church of Santiago is a Romanseque church. The church was constructed by the Bishop Cerebruno in the middle of the 12th century. There is one rectangular nave that is divided into six parts and has a choir. The west façade of the church has its main doorway. The eastern part of the church has the apse. The Civil War caused much damage in the interior and today it is being rehabilitated. The church formed part of the Monastery of the Clarisas. Today the nuns have left and the church is a private residence. The façade has seven archivolts and has capitals with acanthus leaves over half a dozen columns. Over the door there is a niche with a Renaissance medallion of the bust of the Apostle Santiago. Over this is the coat of arms of Bishop Fadrique de Portugal, who was the patron of the church in the 16th century.

6. Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de los Huertos

19250 Siguenza, Spain
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de los Huertos

Reviewed By Debbybcn - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stop in the plaza in front of the church , even if it is closed, and look at the preserved Roman Road and tombs below the ground, The glass covering allows you to view down into the ground. Luckily the lady in the Doncel house museum advised us to go here to see these.

7. Diocesan Museum

Plaza Obispo Don Bernardo s/n., 19250 Siguenza, Spain
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4 based on 37 reviews

Diocesan Museum

Reviewed By BennyMalaga - Malaga, Spain

The Diocesan Museum features religious art from the 12th to 20th century. It is housed in a neoclassical palace, and contains an important collection of sacred items. The museum features an outstanding array of painting, sculpture, textiles, goldwork, manuscripts, archaeology and altarpieces. Highlights include works by major artists such as the Annunciation by El Greco and the Inmaculada by Zurbarán.
Look for the sculpture of Christ Crucified using ivory and that comes from the Philippines.

8. Casa del Doncel

Calle de San Vicente, 1, Siguenza, Spain +34 949 39 03 62
Excellent
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3.5 based on 110 reviews

Casa del Doncel

Reviewed By BennyMalaga - Malaga, Spain

The Casa del Doncel is a Gothic civil building that was constructed in the 13th century, but was not finished until the 16th century. The building has the coats of arms of important families of the town, such as the Vazquez de Arce y Sosa, and the Marquises of Bedmar. The building looks like a house-tower, and has three floors. The façade has windows, gargoyles and battlements. The interior has recently been renovated by the Universidad de Alcala de Henares. The salons have Mudejar decoration and are separated by arches made of plaster. The top floor has the Archivo Historico Municipal.

9. Church of San Vicente

Calle Seminario 16, 19250 Siguenza, Spain
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4 based on 36 reviews

Church of San Vicente

Reviewed By BennyMalaga - Malaga, Spain

The town was conquered by the Christians on Jan. 24, 1124, during the festival of San Vicenter Martir, so it was decided that this saint would become the patron saint of the town and a church would be constructed and named after him. The façade has a Romanesque style with archivolts that are richly decorated and above this is the Gothic image of the Virgin Mary. The interior has only one nave with a wooden ceiling. The altar has a wonderful polychromed image of the Crucified Christ from the 13th century.

10. Monasterio de las H.H. Clarisas

Calle de La Rivera de La Alameda 2, 19250 Siguenza, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Monasterio de las H.H. Clarisas

Reviewed By manununu976 - Zaragoza, Spain

Ideal para los amantes de los dulces artesanales elaborado por la s hermanas del monasterio. La iglesia se puede visitar gratis

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