This post is short and sweet because I simply want to share the beautiful sights of Segovia. Last weekend my friend Bayley, another Auxiliar in Castilla-La Mancha, and I went to Segovia! Bayley and I met in Toledo back in September, but we hadn’t seen each other since. We didn’t really have a plan for the weekend, but we thought it would be fun to meet in Madrid and visit Segovia. Madrid has a high-speed AVE train that runs to Segovia several times a day, and the journey is only about 30 minutes. Upon our arrival in Segovia, we were met with SNOW! As much as we loved spending the day in the snow, it made us a little nostalgic for our Midwest winters back home. Nevertheless, we had an awesome time enjoying the sights, shopping, and food in Segovia, Spain!
Oh! I also forgot to mention that Segovia has a 2,000 year old Roman Aqueduct (here’s your history lesson for the day). The aqueduct was built toward the end of the 1st century or the beginning of the 2nd century, and consists of about 25,000 granite blocks. The amazing thing is that it has no mortar! The aqueduct is 818 meters long. In a city full of history, the Aqueduct is the principle tourist attraction in Segovia.
Alcazar de Segovia – Where Isabella I was crowned the Queen of Castile and León
This wraps up my adventure to Segovia (Segovian Adventure?). Have you been to Segovia? What were some of your favorite sights? Did you try the famous cochinillo (roasted piglet)? Let me know! Meanwhile, enjoy one of my favorite songs about snow!
Photos by Megan Coffroth