Parador de Turismo de La Granja
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Lovely facility and exceptional staff. Pretty sure our requests were a first but they did not even blink and we ended up with much more structure to our plan.
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Segovia here we come! It turn out that no planning, sometimes bring the best surprises. On the way from Madrid to Segovia we saw a big cross on the horizon. Johan said was erected when Franco was dictator in Spain in the early/mid 20 th century. We unanimously decided that el Escorial must be the monument, and followed the signs. At one point there …
... roads, cobblestone paths, mudejar style buildings built practically on top of each other, and ancient structures straight out of middle school history lessons. We walked for about five minutes through a small town before a breath-taking aqueduct sprung out of no where. The section of the Roman built Aqueduct is one of the last standing parts of the structure that use to run from the mountains into Old Town. The sheer size of it was incredible, and then we found out they ...
... feel for the town and the lie of the land. I walked through the cathedral which again amazed. This cathedral was rebuilt after an uprising destroyed the original which was closer to Alcazar Castle.
Our first serious port of call next morning was to Alcazar Castle/fortress.We took an audio guide with us and even though we find we don't remember much, it is interesting at the time to hear the history and the details of fires, armour, paintings or additions over ...
An hour northwest to Madrid Segovia was occupied by Romans in 80 BC and was a frontline city whehn Christian Spain recovered from the initial shock of the Muslim attack.
Iglesia de Vera Cruz
Built by a military order rumored as the Knights Templar it once house a piece of the Vera Cruz (True Cross). It has a circular shape which is very unique for a medieval style ...
... used to carry water from a lake on one side of the city to the other side, but now is just a convenient tourist attraction. It remains the best known example of Roman presence in all of Spain and is also the tallest remaining Roman aqueduct in the world!
After seeing the aqueduct, we walked completely across the city in about 30 minutes to the Alcazar of Segovia. (Alcazar is an the Arabic word for Castle). Located on the ...