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Segovia

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  • Sep11

    Cercedilla to Segovia - Broooodal!

    September 11, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Cercedilla to Segovia

    Today was a long hard day. The first part was a long upward climb on an old Roman road over the mountain pass between Cercedilla and Segovia. The large rocks were a real problem to navigate. Climbing further to the summit, the temperature dropped drastically. Was near freezing at the top. This was followed by a nice descent thru a pine forest, but the last 15 Klms were thru a long and boring dry grazing fields. Left Cercedilla at 7:15 this morning, and staggered into Segovia at around 4:30.Read more

    Susan Taylor

    Wow keep safe

    9/11/19Reply

    That looks like a tough walk! Sylvia

    9/12/19Reply
    Debra Burgess

    gargoyle trees too

    9/12/19Reply
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  • Sep12

    Rest Day In Segovia

    September 12, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    Needed a rest day after the mountain crossing yesterday. Segovia was a great city for site seeing. This town is famous for it’s incredible intact Roman aquaduct. Also an incredible cathedral, and the Alcasar castle.Read more

    Debra Burgess

    THIS is a good rest day, scenery/market look fab. after your hard mountain climb, a castle or two are pretty cool.

    9/12/19Reply
    Chalks Camino del Norte

    Wow looks like a really cool place!

    9/12/19Reply

    Nice to see all the fresh fruit and vegetables - Sylvia

    9/15/19Reply
    Susan Taylor

    Wow interesting.Hope all ok

    9/17/19Reply
     
  • Sep15

    This Is No Bull!

    September 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Santa María la Real de Nieva To Nava de la Asunción

    The promised rain of the last 2 days held off again for us. Walking was easy in a cloudy cool day. We walked thru a lot of pine forest. In certain areas, all the trees were tapped for their sap. I could not resist dipping my finger in and just trying a taste. It tasted like turpentine! The large round bull fighting arena made out of stone was also expressive.

    It was our lucky day entering Nava at just the right time. Part of the Camino route thru town was barricaded off and the town was starting some type of festival. Just starting, was their running of the bulls festival. It was a great laugh. Have a look!
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    Hi team! I'm glad that you had a much easier walk today through woodland. Paul has footage of the bull running. Mary-Anne McLaughlin

    9/15/19Reply
    Debra Burgess

    glad that mountainous region is behind you... for awhile !!

    9/16/19Reply
     
  • Sep13

    Segovia to Zamarramala

    September 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Just a short walk to Zamarramala today. It was the only way to split up the next 2 days without having to walk over 30 Klm’s. Segovia now in the distance. Just a few old churches on the way, and also a very interesting museum of old puppets! They were very intricate. The public albergue here is very nice.Read more

    Chalks Camino del Norte

    Beautiful!

    9/13/19Reply

    These puppets are quite something, wonder how old they really are - Sylvia

    9/15/19Reply
    Debra Burgess

    Wow, they are very intricate & the strings are hard to see.

    9/16/19Reply
     
  • Day9

    Day 9- A Day in Segovia

    August 21 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    Segovia boasts the most impressive collection of historic buildings on this trip so far! The disneyesque Alcázar, the Segovia Cathedral, and the Roman aqueduct bridge (see video) are all jaw-dropping and it’s no surprise that the latter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s one of the best preserved aqueducts in the world; the date of construction is thought to be sometime between 86-117 AD. If you aren’t currently a fan of aqueducts, the sight of this one will change your mind!

    We planned ahead this time and had tickets to tour the Alcázar and climb the 152 steps to the top of the Torre de Juan II, named for the king who commissioned this impressive addition. Despite the 90 degree heat, it was well worth the effort for a panoramic view of the city!

    The story of this castle dates back to the beginning of Moorish rule. The Moors constructed their “Alcázars" or strongholds in a number of places in today's Spain and Portugal. It is unknown exactly when this castle or fortress was built, but it was sometime between the 7th and 9th century. The photo collage below showcases the throne room, a turret, the ornate wooden ceiling of a large ballroom, a Rapunzel-like view from the keep, and a stained glass window in the chapel.

    Segovia falls in one of Spain’s regions where regardless of what you order to drink, you will always receive a tapas with it. So our coffees this morning came with small Spanish omelette sandwiches. Later, when we stopped for two “Claras con limón” (one part Spanish beer and one part lemon soda), we received a plate of mini-mystery sausages. Lunch was a bit of a fail (saved by a mango sorbet) as we hadn’t made reservations (mandatory on a Saturday in Segovia in August).

    We’re off to Andalucía tomorrow!
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  • Day13

    Caminando por Segovia

    February 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    El resto del dia miercoles lo dedicamos a conocer la parte historica de la ciudad, entrando por la puerta en las murallas, pasando por sus iglesias, la plaza mayor, la catedral, la juderia y finalmente el alcazar en el otro extremo.

    Recorrimos por dentro la catedral, una de las ultimas catedrales goticas construidas en España, que nos encanto. Tambien recorrimos el museo dentro del alcazar, donde casi todos los reyes de España han vivido desde el siglo XI. El museo refleja el interior del palacio/fuerte en la epoca de la reina Isabel la catolica.
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    Susana Mennella

    Quien fue el o la fotógrafa esta vez? Maravilloso. Simplemente.

    2/20/19Reply
    Diego Serantes

    Esta creo que es de mi celu...

    2/20/19Reply
    Milu Zubiria

    Fotaza!!!! Que lindos se los ve 😍

    2/20/19Reply
    Ramon Serantes

    Impresionante construccion, una obra de Arte

    2/21/19Reply
     
  • Day12

    Llegamos a Segovia

    February 19, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    A ultima hora de la tarde llegamos al Parador de Segovia. Desde ahi teniamos una vista increible de la ciudad, muy parecida a la vista que disfrutamos en Toledo.

    El alcazar y la catedral se destacan sobre el resto, y nos sorprendio descubrir el acueducto a lo lejos. Desde este lugar tambien se ve que esta amurallada.

    Mañana nos toca recorrer la ciudad.
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    Milu Zubiria

    Que hermoso.!!!! El acueducto es el símbolo de Segovia.

    2/19/19Reply
    Susana Mennella

    Esta foto es espectacular.

    2/19/19Reply
    Diego Serantes

    Luchi fue la fotografa!

    2/19/19Reply
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  • Sep14

    Zamarramala To Santa María la Real

    September 14, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    It was a long hot 30 km day. Walked thru 4 small agricultural towns, that had nothing except maybe a fountain. Came across a flock of sheep, and also thought that the pine trees being tapped for sap was interesting. Meeting up with us tonight, is Petya Ninova from Bulgaria. She wants to walk for 1 week with us. We first met Petra on the Via de la Plata.Read more

    Chantal Vinet

    I've told you that at a certain point it was hard even to get water: no café, no grocery store, nobody,...

    9/14/19Reply

    That looks like a never ending road - Sylvia

    9/15/19Reply

    The video seems like you drank too much wine, keep it up

    9/16/19Reply
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  • Day19

    Pto. Navacerrada, Ildefonso und Osborn

    May 6, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Heute wollten wir Strecke machen und bis nach Borgos durchfahren (~650 Kilometer) aber schon nach 300 Kilometern auf der Autobahn wurde es langweilig und die Wettervorhersage für den Atlantik ist auch bescheiden. So haben wir beschlossen kurz hinter Madrid die Autobahn zu verlassen und eine kleine Touritour durch die Sierra Guardarrama einzulegen, weil hier noch Sommer ist. Dabei sind wir über den 1860 Meter hohen Navacerrada Pass gefahren und haben anschließend den Schlossgarten in Ildefonso besucht. Der heutige Schlafplatz ist ganz in der Nähe von einem typischen spanischen Wahrzeichen, das hier überall rum steht. Jetzt sind es noch ca. 130 Kilometer bis nach Burgos und 2091 bis nach Hause.Read more

  • Day13

    Visitando el acueducto de Segovia

    February 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    A la entrada del casco antiguo de la ciudad encontramos el acueducto romano de Segovia. Imposible no verlo desde lejos, aunque es casi lo unico de origen romano todavia en pie y es 1500 años mas antiguo que el resto de las iglesias, palacios y monumentos.

    Recorrimos todo el tramo visible, y caminando en la ciudad encontramos varias veces la traza subterranea, que llega hasta el alcazar.

    Increible como lo construyeron en esa epoca, y como sobrevivio hasta ahora sin ningun daño.
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    Susana Mennella

    Sensacional.

    2/21/19Reply
     

You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia de Segovia, Segovia, Segobia, Província de Segòvia, Ségovie, セゴビア, Segóvia