Parador de Segovia
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... found that in towns they allocate a certain day for free admission to selected places of interest and it was our luck to score a couple of free entries. One place was to Real Casa De Moneda, the original mint, resurrected with major restoration work and now a marvellous museum to demonstrate the production of coins over centuries and the use of water power for it. There was also a section for the history of the aqueduct.
As we have travelled Spain we see time ...
... up the street we could see an aqueduct towering over the buildings so there wasn't any confusion as which direction was correct. On our way there, the streets were filled with people on this very busy Friday morning. The roads were lined with cafes which all contained outdoor seating, and little stores stuck in between the cafes. Right in the middle of the road were all of these permanent carts that had people selling handmade items. These were ...
... windows provide a perfect frame, and finally the breathtaking - especially after climbing the 152 steps - 360 degree views from the Torre de Juan II. The cathedral shimmers in the late afternoon sun and beyond are the snow capped mountains.
Leaving the alcázar we take a slow and ambling walk back to the estación de auto buses
and manage to catch the 16:00 coach back to Madrid. Leaving Segovia we are rewarded with views of the snow capped mountains.
... view over all of Segovia.
We head out and walk the town and we view the cathedral, the Alcazar and the the Roman Viaduct all highly recommended viewing.
We then head to dinner at Jose Maria (Calle Cronista Lecea), and had the best pork feed, although the girls felt differently.
We head the car to Cambrils for some glamping and pass through some tremendous countryside on the way.
... of the Segovia aqueduct. For my first official trip outside of Spain, seeing the aquaduct in the distance was such a wonderful sight.
The aqueduct is one of the remaining remnants of Roman rule -- and its huge. It's amazing to think that its still standing after having been built in the first and second centuries. My group and I then ate lunch at one of the restaurants near the aquaduct -- it was still a little cool out so we sat in ...