Parador de Segovia
Travel Blogs from Segovia
Today we are planning to visit the Ignacio Zuloaga Museum in the church of San Juan de los Caballeros. Claimed to be one of the most beautifully preserved and decorated Romanesque churches and containing a priceless collection of his paintings and art work, we are disappointed to find that, due to financial problems, the museum only opens on Wednesday. Such ...
... one is unique but what they have in common is their opulence. The alcazar in Segovia contains some beautiful (and huge) tapestries we haven't seen in other places and lots of beautiful stained glass. It also contains an interesting military museum - not something I would normally find interesting - but seeing up close the size of the weaponry including cannon balls and the work on an ivory crossbow was worth a look.
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... during his dictatorship including telling new parents their newborn baby had died while in fact the child was adopted by families who were unable to have children. He and Hitler had some of the same ideas. In fact on Friday night while we were in Madrid city center we saw protestors who were protesting the fact that the Catholic Church participated in the illegal adoptions and the fact that the family members who ...
... throng to depart we were told we couldn't get dinner as the staff were all leaving after their huge day. With some gentle persuasion from Stephen, the young manager turned himself inside out and we had a beautiful five course meal. I felt sorry for him. He must have been exhausted but ran around after us. The next morning he left us a lovely letter apologising for the difficulties. Another great experience over all.
Back to France again today
The aqueduct is not the only highlight of Segovia.
Its cathedral is much different on the exterior than the usual Gothic ones we had already seen. Much more Baroque, I think.
And the ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility