Segovia is a city full of ancient history, whose origin dates back to Celtiberian tribes. It is widely recognized for its artistic and monumental richness and the quality of its traditional Castilian cuisine. The Aqueduct is one of the most astonishing and best preserved Roman structures in the world. In 1985 the UNESCO named Segovia as a World Heritage Site.
The city is famous for its Romanesque art, stunning architecture and historic monasteries. One of these convents, Convento de Santa Cruz la Real, is home to the IE University Campus, which is situated just outside the city walls. Built in 1218 and declared a National Heritage site in 1931. A spectacular building fully restored to its former glory. The portal of the church is the work of 15th century Spanish sculptor and architect, Juan Guas, and is a perfect architectural example of the last phase of the Gothic period.
Segovia is easily accessible by high speed train from Madrid in less than 30 minutes.
Getting around in Segovia
Campus de IE University
Calle Cardenal Zúñiga, 12
As the nation’s capital, Madrid is the epicenter of Spanish culture, business, and politics.
Madrid is the foremost financial and industrial center of the country. It is home to Spain´s largest stock exchange, as well as the most important national and international companies. Madrid offers the perfect opportunity to conduct international business. The gateway to South America, Madrid has an increasingly important role within Europe and worldwide.
The majority of business takes place on the Paseo de la Castellana, the financial and political hub of Madrid. IE’s urban campus takes advantage of all that Castellana has to offer, located squarely in the middle of it all.
In Spain all roads lead not to Rome, but to Madrid. Strategically located in the center of the country, it is the starting point of all the main highways and high speed train lines which connect it to all major Spanish cities.
But there’s more than business and politics when it comes to Madrid. Its geographical location gives it a priceless advantage, an excellent climate. Enjoy the weather, with a pleasant stroll on a sunny winter day, or sit down and enjoy the spring breeze in one of the many “Terrazas” (Spanish Cafés).
From the historical Plaza Mayor to the unique Prado Museum, Madrid is a city brimming with culture. The masterpieces of some of the world´s most respected artists, including Goya, Velázquez and Picasso are housed in the city´s world famous “Big Three” art museums.
The capital is full of smaller museums and galleries, offering everything from traditional art to the best in contemporary sculpture and design. It´s not just the art that is breathtaking -the many royal and historic monuments along with many buildings, spanning centuries of Spanish architecture, contribute to making Madrid one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe.
But there is more to Madrid than just art and beautiful buildings. Music and dance can be found in every corner of the city, with big name performers, Broadway theater shows and classical ballet adding to the buzzing local art and cultural scene. Madrid´s combination of art, music, performance and design make it one of the world´s great cultural capitals.
As Spain´s capital city, Madrid offers the very best in entertainment and nightlife, along with an energy and capacity for fun that is hard to beat. Madrid´s nightlife is legendary and has something for everyone, from the fashionable rooftop bars to the mega-clubs that stay open until dawn. During the summer outdoor terraces spring up all over the city as its residents relax and enjoy the great Spanish weather. Madrid is also at the epicenter of the recent Spanish dining revolution, and is therefore the perfect place to sample both modern and traditional cuisine.
But having a good time in Madrid means more than just enjoying its nightlife. The many parks located throughout the city are also great for playing sport and escaping the summer heat – the Parque del Buen Retiro is situated in the center of the city and is famous for its wide walkways and beautiful ornamental lake.