Segovia Foods

If you visit Castile and Leon and are wondering what to eat in Segovia we bring you the most famous foods from Segovia you must try.

Segovia, capital of Castile and Leon is a historical Spanish city located just over an hour’s drive from Madrid. The city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is famous for its historic buildings, particularly the Roman aqueduct and the Castle.

What to eat in Segovia, Spain? The 6 most famous foods from Segovia you must try

Their food’s main ingredients are meat and fats as, with temperatures dropping below 0°C in winter, calories are a must to stay warm!

If you visit make sure to try the following food specialties:

1. The most famous food in Segovia: Cochinillo or Roasted Sucking Pig.

Undoubtedly the most typical food from Segovia. A Segovia classic famous all over the Spanish territory. People from Spain will travel to Segovia for a day just to eat it.

The best cochinillo in Segovia
Segovia Foods / Casa Cándido

2. Another classic Segovia food: Cordero asado or roasted lamb

The most famous kind is Cordero Lechal (suckling lamb) and it is slow roasted in the oven. Restaurants generally serve it on a clay casserole. When it is good it is crispy outside and tender inside. Just delicious!

Segovia Foods
What to eat in Segovia, Spain? The most famous foods / Suckling lamb
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3. A surprising food to eat in Segovia: Trucha a la Segoviana or Segovian trout

Segovia is nowhere near the sea, however you can fish in the nearby rivers and lakes.  Trout is another Segovian classic. It is frequently cooked with serrano ham inside and served with potatoes.

Segovia Foods
Segovia Foods / De rechupete

4. Judiones de la Granja or Farm Beans

Judiones de la Granja are a local variety of bean that only grows near Segovia in a place called La Granja de San Ildefonso.

The most common recipe is a stew, generally with chorizo and other meats.

Segovia Foods
What to eat in Segovia, Spain? / Directo al Paladar

5. The most famous soup for Segovia: Sopa Castellana or Castilian soup

This is indeed a Spanish classic. Sopa Castellana is a soup, commonly cooked in winter.

The main ingredients are broth, garlic, bread, egg, paprika and serrano ham. It is very tasty and filling and it is served in a clay casserole.

what to eat in Segovia
Segovia Foods / Sopa Castellana / El calaixet de la iaia

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6. And what to eat in Segovia for dessert? Ponche Segoviano or Segovian punch

And lastly, dessert. The most typical is a piece of sponge cake with a cream filling. It is covered with marzipan and icing.

You will recognize it for the toasted diamond drawings on top of it. They make them with a red hot iron stick.

Segovia Foods
Famous food Segovia Spain / Ponche Segoviano

Save money on your trip to Spain to try all the Segovia foods!

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