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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Two Weeks in Spain - May 2014 - Segovia

The city of Segovia is about an hour by bus outside of Madrid.  It was pouring rain when we first arrived, so much so that our first stop after leaving the bus station was a luggage store to pick up a pair of umbrellas.  Shortly after that it stopped raining.

We only had about half a day in Segovia, so we headed straight for the 3 main sights, the Aqueduct, the Cathedral and the Alcazar.

The Roman Aqueduct dates back to the late First or early Second century.  There is no mortar holding the 25,000 or so blocks together.

From the Aqueduct we headed through the old part of town to the Cathedral.  Along the way there are several interesting buildings, some amusing store window displays, a nice plaza, and lots of little streets to explore.

The Segovia Cathedral, consecrated in 1768, is said to be last Gothic cathedral built in Spain.

The Alcazar of Segovia, built as a royal palace, is said to date back to around 1122, although much of it was destroyed by a fire in 1862 and later rebuilt.

The museum has a great collection of armor. 

Sitting on top of a rock promontory, the rooms have some great views.

This building has some of the most ornate ceilings we found on our trip.

The narrow passageways and spiral staircases in these old buildings are always fun to explore.

The higher you climb the better the views get.  That tall tower is the Cathedral.

We went to Segovia as a day trip from Madrid, but we really could have spent a couple of days there.  It looks like it would be a great place to spend a night or two.

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