Situated in the north-east of the province of Segovia, on the route between the Central System and the sedimentary plains. Surrounded by a wall, the town looks out over one of the River Riaza valleys, which forms a reservoir.

The hilltop offers breathtaking views of a peninsula bathed by the waters of the Linares de Arroyo Reservoir. The hill was the site of medieval defense walls and buildings, boasting views of the limestone plains, gorges and canyons that are home to one of the most important colonies of birds of prey in the Iberian Peninsula.

The medieval gateway to the town is still standing. Other sites of interest include the Romanesque Church of San Miguel, with its magnificent apse, in the centre of the town, and the Church of Santa María.