SagoviaApril 7, 2017 in Spain
After we left Toledo another hour or so in the bus brought us to the stunning town of Segovia. It is a medieval walled town with a gothic cathedral, lovely churches and a beautiful Royal Palace said to have inspired the Disney Castles.
It also has a dramatic entrance, with an ancient Roman aqueduct that has more than 160 arches and is 15 km in length. Built to carry water from a river 17km away it is breathtaking to look at and an engineering marvel in the fact that it is all built with no mortar, the granite stones just stacked precisely on top of each other. Apparently an earthquake in nearby Portugal once made it wobble but it has stood since the 1st century AD.
So far this is my favourite place I have visited. The tour guide was great in telling us the history and a visit inside the Royal Palace (Alcázar de Segovia) was an extra treat to end the day here. I'll make a separate post for the Palace.Read more