The Olive Oil Museum is located in the downtown of Segorbe, in an ancient mill for making olive oil that has been rehabilitated and it preserves many of its original elements that were used in the production of oil.
In the ground floor there is an explicative audiovisual about the cultivation and harvesting of the oil, the different types of olives in the region and the elaboration of the oil. In the upper floor we find an oil waterfall, diverse explicative audiovisuals and a hall where we learn the history of Segorbe through La Morruda, a hundred year old olive tree.
The museum has a store with ecological products. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11:00-13:30 and 16:00-18:30. Sundays and holidays 11:00-14:00.
Declared as a Spanish national monument (Bien de Interes Cultural), there are hardly any remains of the ancient gothic cathedral, the west façade and the towers. The remodeling started in 1791 and was the work of Vicente Gasco. The temple has one aisle, no cross or copula. It does have chapels between the buttresses. The marble altars are what stand out, as well as the paintings or the 16th century choir, or the other one from a century later. In the cloister, the original gothic tracery, the bars from the Valencian shops are especially important, as they enclose the chapels which now is the cathedral museum.
The popular festivity of Segorbe, declared a festivity of international touristic interest, is celebrated the second week of September, where 12 brave riders wrap up and guide the herd of bulls along the Colón street up to the plaza of Cueva Santa, without any protection, only the thousands of people who contemplate this magnificent race form a wall.
A unique spectacle, exciting, that can be enjoyed the 7 days of the week at 14:00. Also, during the rest of the year you can know and feel the festivity in the Droving of Bulls and Horses Interpretation Center, located in the same building of the tourist office.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 -14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00, Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00. From the 15th of June to the 15th of September the afternoon hours are from 17:00 to 19:00. Sundays and holidays from 10:30 to 13:30.
Every year I visit Segorbe, but not to lose myself in its Medieval Market. This year it's next weekend; the 14th and 15th of May, located along the streets of the old part of town there are numerous craft stalls along with performances that always make for a nice, full day. Don't forget to take a stroll through its narrow streets to see the medieval walls and towers.
Every year I visit Segorbe, to its Market Medieval. This year on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of May. It is located along the streets of the old town, with numerous craft stalls along with performances always make for a nice full day. Do not forget to stroll through its narrow streets, medieval walls and towers.
Segorbe has aqueduct, old walls, and the Verdugo tower or the Veronica tower, all of which have been restored with great effort and enthusiasm. The aqueduct used to carry water from the spring of hope within the city, its arches have been preserved by the tower of Verdugo, from the 14th century. In the 19th, in order to save the path to the road, they cut the aqueduct, and placed an artistic ladder there so that you could access the top.
The Town Hall of Segorbe is a 16th century former ducal palace. In 1864 it was purchased by the city to be used as a town hall and since then, it was restored in the mid 20th century. Inside there's a spectacular staircase that lets you go up to the upper floor, which is lit by a skylight and is presided over by the coat of arms of the Dukes of the population. Also worth noting is the beautiful coffered Chamber, done in 14th century Moorish style, and various other doors with traces of Moorish influences.
St. Martin Church is a great example of pre-Baroque classicism, the works of this temple started in the year 1620. Outside in front of the temple is housed with an interesting arc recess. The interior has a single nave with side chapels between the buttresses. Altars are preserved in gilded wood carving and interesting paintings of the seventeenth or Valencian Gothic altarpiece dedicated to St. Martin. These works are now displayed in the cathedral museum.
In the tower of the jail, they project a curious audiovisual bit whose protagonist is executed, and it tells her story. You're also familiar with the story of Segorbe and you'll get to see the magnificent views from the top. By taking the Paseo de Ronda you'll reach Verdugo Tower, where you'll get to see how they did construction in the Middle Ages.
The Tourist Office of Segorbe, shares a building with the Centre of Interpretation. It is known as the Entrance of Bulls and Horses. In this office you can receive information of interest. Information specifically geared towards the tourism sector, as well as information about the people and their environment, virtually every day of the year. Hours are 9-14 pm and from 16 to 18h. (Monday to Friday) and Saturday from 10-14 h and 16-18 h. (From June 15 to September 15, afternoon 17-19 h). On Sundays and holidays it is only open in the morning (from 10:30 to 13:30 h.)
In 1695 this church was blessed, and that's all that remains of the old monastery complex. It has a single nave with chapels between the buttresses and this church is the best example of the exuberance of baroque decoration in Segorbe, given the profusion of carvings and graffiti in the interior decor. The exterior is austere, but it's a robust chapel with a bell tower that you can get to via a staircase.
The Cathedral Museum in Segorbe, is in the upper cloister and dependencies annexes. There you'll find a Madonna with child in marble, made by Carrara, the Italian master, as well as a beautiful 16th century enamel and other gold pieces. The Primitive Gallery corresponding to Gothic painting should be noted. Along with the tables and altarpieces such as those of San Lucas, Santa Clara and Santa Eulalia.