Travel Blogs from Segovia
After we checked into our hotel (which is amazing) and showered and rested up a bit, we drove to the old walled city. The most amazing place we have ever seen in our entire lives and it is only the first day. Many of the buildings are from the 12th century and people are still living in them. They hang their laundry out side the windows all over …
... called El Bernadino. All four of us ordered the pig, and it was the most delicious thing I've ever tasted. If ever you go to Segovia, you must try a pig! I then had a melon for dessert, which was quite alright, we talked about funnythings on the way back to the room, then went to bed. I say today hello to real Europe, don't get me wrong, Madrid is no dump, but nothing can beat the quaintness of a lovely small town like Segovia, See you again tomorrow from Avila, Bye for now
Continuing with Alun and Eku, we have planned visits to The Mint, The Aqueduct and the Alcázar today. As usual I want to see as much as possible. I hope they can survive the odyessy.
We descend once more the interminable steps of the Alcázar short cut (we can do them blindfold by now) to the Casa de la Moneda, The Mint. This beautifully ...
... A more realistic story is that the city was founded by Romans. The remains of this fact are still widely seen in the old town - especially in a form of a fantastic, still functioning aqueduct.
Other than that the city is full of spectacular medieval buildings, churches and a castle (Alcazar). One of the more interesting sites is an iglesia Vera Cruz - Church of True Cross. The church was built in XII century ...
... history. It's position in the centre of Spain made it a politically strategic place for hundreds of years until trade began with the Americas. Thanks to grandpa for choosing such a place for us to visit with him! We took the train back to Madrid where grandpa caught a flight to London and we continued on by train through Barcelona to Girona to start our week long self-guided bike tour.
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