[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Segovia is a place of romance, a living legacy of the past in an inspiring setting. It sits atop a rocky hilltop and this historic walled town has some of the most amazing views and monuments. One of them being the Roman aqueduct, then the fairy-tale castle and awe-inspiring cathedral.
The Roman aqueduct is a symbol of Segovia and it provides the most amazing backdrop for this historic city. This structure has stood the test of time enduring 2 millennia and is in well preserved condition. It was built during the “Flavio” period around 50 AD and it’s channeled water 17 kilometers from the Acebeda River in the Sierra de Fuenfria mountains through a deep valley to the ancient city.
Another awesome structure that can be found in this quaint town is Alcazar castle. It’s a fortress that stands above the city on steep-sided rocky crag. From the vantage point the views of it’s surroundings are most amazing. Part of the reason for this location was for military purposes and not allowing the enemy an easy target. It dates back to the 12th century and it was the residence of King Alfonso VIII. When you see Alcazar, you immediately think about Disney.
One other great monument of this city is the 15th century monastery that was founded by Henry IV of Spain. Amidst the rolling hills sits this peaceful retreat in nature. With it’s main chapel and the tower is crowned with Renaissance ornamentation. Around the altarpiece are elaborate alabaster monuments to the Marquises of Villena who were patrons of the monastery.
One of the most beautiful cities in all of Spain, about an hour by train outside of Madrid, Segovia is definitely a must see attraction.
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When I was about 9 years old, my parents took our family on a trip to Disneyland. As a young child, going on my first family vacation that didn’t result in lodging with distant relatives, invoked a plethora of thoughts, feelings and emotions within me.