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San Cristóbal de Segovia

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    • Day12

      Segovia

      April 30, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

      Auf dem Weg nach Salamanca haben wir heute in Segovia Station gemacht.
      Die Stadt hat einiges zu bieten: ein beeindruckendes Aquädukt, eine quirlige Altstadt mit einer riesigen Kathedrale und einen tollen Alcazar.
      Wir sind durch die sehr gut besuchte Stadt mit seinen tollen Bauwerken geschlendert und haben das einmalige Karussell mit den vielen fröhlichen Kids bewundert.
      Segovia ist echt sehenswert!
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      Traveler

      Immer wieder erstaunlich, daß die über 2000 Jahre alten Aquädukte noch stehen 😊😊😊

      5/1/22Reply
      RoSa

      Schön, dass ihr Spanien abseits der normalen Touristenpfade besucht. Da bekommen wir doch viele Anregungen für unsere Tour im nächsten Jahr, wenn wir den 3 bzw.4 Anlauf einer mehreöchigen Spanienfahrt unternehmen werden. Euch noch viel Spass und weiterhin so schöne Erlebnisse

      5/1/22Reply
      Traveler

      Ja, wir sind von dieser Gegend hier immer wieder begeistert. Werden jetzt wieder mal einige Tage in Salamanca einchecken und dann Richtung Extrematura und portugiesisches Grenzland mit seinen kleinen Dörfern aufmachen … falls das Wetter so bleibt.

      5/1/22Reply
      Womo Traveler

      Danke für den Tipp und ein weiterer Punkt Aufmerksamkeit Bucket Liste 👍

      5/4/22Reply
       
    • Day8

      Romulus und Remus

      September 3, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Siehe da und STAUNE 😮😮😮

      Unglaublich was die Römer geschaffen haben, und es noch immer steht. Da könnte sich das eine oder andere Unternehmen ne Scheibe von abschneiden. Zu solchen Meisterleistungen sind wir heutzutage garnicht mehr in der lage.

      Noch schnell ein Schnappschuss von Romulus und Remus, wie sie von ihrer Wolfsmutter gesäugt werden.
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      Traveler

      Träumchen dort, oder? Ich ❤️ die Location

      9/3/22Reply
      Traveler

      total ich stehe ja sowieso auf Historische Gebäude und finde es nur erstaunlich wie die das hinbekommen haben ohne Maschinen und das ganze Zeug

      9/3/22Reply
       
    • Day283

      Segovia

      October 31, 2022 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

      Segovia is known for its collosal aqueduct, the largest and best preserved of the Roman Empire. The city is surrounded by hills and a green belt, where we did a really nice hike while enjoying the best views of the Alcazar and the Cathedral!

      On our way to Toledo, we tried to visit Valle de los Caidos and El Escorial, but forgot that Monday is often closing day, rookie mistake! We hiked to 'Silla de Felipe II' to catch a glimpse of the enormous monastery-palace. According to tradition, King Filips II supervised construction of the seat of his empire from this seat carved into rock. Boomie became friends with the prettiest cows along the hike!
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      Traveler

      😍

      11/9/22Reply
       
    • Day230

      The Roman Aqueduct

      February 26, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      Ronan is still in the boatyard and won’t be launching the boat for another few days. Since the current living conditions on Regal are sub-standard we decide to convert our trip to Madrid into a road trip.
      I am more than a little apprehensive as I drive the rental car out of Estacion de Atocha in the city centre of Madrid. I worry that I will get us rightly lost in this gigantic city. Ruby is promptly promoted to the front seat to help navigate and the google maps lady is on hand. I do what I am told and without much ado we are shortly on the right road and are on our way to see the Aqueduct in Segovia.
      I park outside the town because experience has taught me that Spanish towns can have such warren-like narrow streets to induce palpitations and profuse sweating. As luck would have it, we have parked just by the very top of the Roman Aqueduct. Here it is only hip height and we can see the narrow duct that carried the water nearly 2000 years ago. We have the pleasure of walking along side its walls all the way down the hill into the town. As we decease, the Aqueduct grows so that the duct on top maintains its level. When we reach the town below the duct is now 30 metres high above us. It is incredible. We continue to walk alongside it, marvelling at its 166 Arches until we are at the top of it on the other side.
      Here we have arrived up into the old quarter of Segovia. We wander down along the narrow streets, stopping beside other tourists to admire the impressive Cathedral. We continue on the tourist trail to the Alcazar which is a fairytale castle perched on the edge of the town and overlooking the valley below. It was apparently the inspiration for the Disneyland Castle in Orlando and that is certainly what it looks like with its many towers and turrets.
      As we walk back towards town there are panoramic views over the valley and beyond it to snow-capped mountains.
      In the lower part of the town there are people sitting outside cafes enjoying a drink and a wonderful view of the Aqueduct. We marvel at it once more and then trace its walls all the way back up to the car.
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      Traveler

      You’ve brought back memories of my visit to Segovia many years ago 🙂

      3/27/22Reply
       
    • Day85

      Segovia

      May 4, 2022 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      Unser Ziel war Segovia. Wir parkten auf dem städtischen gratis-Stellplatz und bewunderten den langen Aquädukt, der zu römischen Zeiten das Wasser aus 18 Kilometer Entfernung in die Stadt brachte.
      Die alte Wehrburg, der Alcázar, wurde modern renoviert und ist heute ein Museum.
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      JULI

      Die alten Römer hatten ganz schön was drauf

      5/6/22Reply
       
    • Day9

      Day 9- A Day in Segovia

      August 21, 2021 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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    • 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

      Traveler

      Wow keep safe

      9/11/19Reply

      That looks like a tough walk! Sylvia

      9/12/19Reply
      Traveler

      gargoyle trees too

      9/12/19Reply
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    • 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

      Traveler

      Beautiful!

      9/13/19Reply

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

      9/15/19Reply
      Traveler

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

      9/16/19Reply
       
    • Day6

      Segovia

      November 9, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

      Segovia ist eine historisch bedeutsame Stadt und liegt etwa 85 km nördlich von Madrid.
      Der Legende nach wurde die Stadt von Herkules dem Ägypter, einem Urenkel Noahs, um das Jahr 1076 v. Chr. gegründet. In den folgenden Jahrhunderten siedelten die Kelten in Segovia, die wahrscheinlich auch den Namen der Stadt prägten. Erst 80v. Chr. konnten die Römer sie erobern. Das Aquädukt aus dem 1. oder 2. Jahrhundert prägt bis heute das Stadtbild. Es ist im hervorragenden Zustand, da es bis in die 1970er Jahre für die Wasserversorgung genutzt wurde. Das Bauwerk umfasst 118 Bögen, ist 28 m hoch und 178 m lang.
      Als nächstes führte uns unser Weg zum Plaza Mayor. Dort steht der letzte Gotikbau einer Kathedrale in Europa. Sie entstand in der Zeit von 1525-1577. Ihre Vierungskuppel überspannt 67m. Insgesamt ist das Bauwerk einfach nur riesig.
      Fast hätten wir vergessen 😟, die Palastanlage zu besichtigen. Leider gab es um die späte Uhrzeit kein Ticket mehr für den Turm, aber den Rest konnten wir noch in Ruhe anschauen.
      Zum Abschluss des Tages gingen wir Essen. Die Delikatesse von Segovia ist das Milchschwein.
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    • Day5

      Segovia

      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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