Los Arcos Hotel
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... but has since served as a royal palace (when returned to the Christians after Arab conquest was over), a prison, and a college. Also, this castle was what inspired Walt Disney's Cinderella castle! After our tour, we climbed the medieval spiral staircase all the way to the top of the tower to see all of Segovia. It was a wonderful view!
After visiting the castle, we were able to see the Aqueduct of Segovia. The actual year it was constructed is still somewhat of ...
... world sure was a lot different by then, and the cathedral reflects this; it ended up looking quite different from the many pure Gothic cathedrals we've seen, having its own unique style that I really liked. Fortunately, the rain stopped while we were in the cathedral, and while it remained pretty cold, it felt like the sun might try to come out and warm things up a bit.
Finally, we ended up on the far side of the city, site of Segovia's fairy-tale ...
... 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 ...
... summit is built a cross, 150m high and visible for miles. In 1975 Franco was buried in the church under a simple granite slab marked only "Francisco Franco", The back side of the hill contains the Benedictine monastery supporting the basilica. Then onto Segovia, notable for its Aqueduct and the inspiration for Disney's fairy castle, Alcazar Segovia (Segovia Castle). It was ...
... the pages! Tut tut!
Next was the Alcazar (fortress) on the edge of the walled city. It's allegedly the castle that Disneyland Orlando was modelled on. It was pretty impressive; but has had to be faithfully restored after a fire in 1862 destroyed the original 14-15th century one. Amazing views of the town and countryside (complete with many monasteries and churches) from the 152 step tower. The unnecessarily extrovert ...