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Visiting Segovia today on our way to Madrid was absolutely amazing! The architecture is just as beautiful as it was in Salamanca!
When we arrived in Segovia, we walked to a castle called the Alcázar de Segovia. This place was marvelous both inside and out! We had a guided tour through the castle and learned a lot about the conflicts the Christians and the Moors have had in Spain. The Segovia castle was originally built as an ...
... condition--it was used well into the 20th century--and has won all kinds of modern awards from organizations like the American Society of Civil Engineers. Perhaps most impressively, absolutely no mortar was used in its construction--those Romans sure knew how to make 'em.
We wound our way through the snaking streets to the city's cathedral, which took 243 years to complete. Started in 1525 in the late-Gothic era, it was finally consecrated in ...
... spread out and not so cramped, weather was about a million times better than rain and cold and the culture was a lot more laid back.
After feeding the birds and eating our lunch, we headed off to the castle in Segovia. Now this place looked like a princess castle. There was a garden in the front, the spires were silver while the rest of the castle was a sandstone that made it an salmon type color. And the whole area overlooked the entire city! The ...
... we were delighted to experience a minor snow storm lasting about an hour. Luckily we were inside an Italian restaurant, joking with the Sicilian staff and enjoying free grappa (used as a rinse in my espresso demi-tasse), limoncello and biscotti. Carol, we asked for granita and they were very pleased we knew of it. See pics and captions (persevere with the download, lots of pics ...
... a picnic table next to our van and Rob is sure he just heard one of them shout something across the site to his friends about a foursome (I don't speak German, so I couldn't comment)!
Instead of Maximus Decimus Meridius we had to settle for a man dressed as a Roman soldier at the Alcazar, but to be fair, with a name like Meridius he was probably meant to be from Merida anyway (that's a former Roman settlement in the Extremadura region)!