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Segovia

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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.

  • 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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  • Apr18

    Segovia

    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.Read more

  • Day193

    Segovia

    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 and.is 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

  • 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

  • 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.Read more

  • Day32

    Stunning Segovia

    June 2, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Segovia is a beautiful city about two hours away from Barco de Avila. The huge Roman aqueduct was built without mortar (!) in the first century AD, goes right through the center of town, and is surrounded by a plaza. The maximum height is 28 meters (92 ft). You can climb up the steps next to the aqueduct and enter the walled part of the city, or walk up through the lower town.Read more

  • Day32

    Segovia's Cathedral

    June 2, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    The huge Gothic cathedral, built in the 1500s, is the most photographed cathedral in Spain. We were happy to see lots of restoration work going on. The main altar is made of marble and alabaster, but seems to be outdone by all the gold in the smaller chapels. The Chapel of the Descent from the Cross, contained a very realistic carving of Jesus, that was like a moment captured in stone.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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