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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

  • Day5


    May 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    What a charming town! We had two nights here but could easily have stayed longer. It has a relaxed friendly atmosphere, lots of choices for dining, lots to see and do.....
    1. Aqueduct, one of the best-preserved elevated Roman aqueducts and the foremost symbol of Segovia. It has 167 arches.
    2. The Alcázar of Segovia ("Segovia Fortress"), a medieval alcázar and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It was originally built as a fortress but has served as a royal palace, a state prison, a Royal Artillery College and a military academy since then. It is currently used as a museum and a military archives building. We climbed its 152 stairs to get great views.
    3. Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso, known as La Granja, is an early 18th-century palace. It became the summer residence of the Kings of Spain from the 1720s during the reign of Philip V. 
    4. The gardens and grounds extend over 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) inspired by the gardens at Versailles.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

  • Apr18


    April 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    We took a bus out of Madrid to the nearby city of Segovia. The most famous and most impressive landmark is the huge aqueduct, which seems impossibly tall and thin to stand on it's own. Seeing as the Romans built it and it still hasn't fallen over, it must be pretty safe.
    There is also beautiful big cathedral, an amazing castle on a hill, said to be the inspiration for Disney castle, and lots of other medieval buildings dotted around the old streets. It was well worth the day trip, and we were still back in Madrid in time for cervezas.
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  • Day193


    December 3, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌫 1 °C

    We came here because Alan wanted to see the Roman Aquaduct, and it did not disappoint.
    This city is an absolute gem.
    We free camped in the area designated for autocaravans next to the bullring - a very short walk to the centre and to the start of the aquaduct.. The bullring looked derelict but it is still used a few months per year for its intended purpose.
    The walled city remains intact and is full of tight lanes with interesting shops, a huge cathedral and numerous ancient churches -it must have one of the highest church to area ratios in the country -which is some going in Spain.
    The walled city sits on high ground high above two rivers which converge below the Alcazar - a quite magnificent building in its own right and only one of many within the walls.
    The Romans fed this city with water by running a supply from the mountains to the south, the source being some 15km away. The final connection to the city is made via an aquaduct which was built circa 100 AD. Our walk into the city started at the first visible sign of the aquaduct which unfolds as we walked down the slope to the city centre - the columns get taller towards the bottom of the valley and after a right angle bend the sight of the final section is awesome. The scale of it has to be seen to be believed. It is quite remarkable in great condition because it was used to carry water right up until the late 1990s.
    We spent a day and a half looking around the city and took an audio tour of the Alcazar which was very interesting.
    Segovia is home to the Artillery Academy as well as a local University.
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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

  • 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

You might also know this place by the following names:

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

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