Parador de Turismo de La Granja
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TravelPod Member ReviewsParador de Turismo de La Granja Segovia
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 …
... was a 2 and a half hour drive to Segovia. We had a small toilet stop along the way. Once again the drive into the city was amazing, the cathedral is on the highest point and stands out. The other main features of Segovia is the aqueduct. It was built at the end of the 1st century by the Romans and was until up until the 1960s. It was originally 19km long. It was mindblowing that it was still standing after so long and that's it's still in such ...
... air corridors that look out on the surrounding area. On a clear day, you can see the snowcapped mountains around the castle; all we could see were the town and countryside, both especially pretty from the top of the central tower that we climbed at the end of our visit. It was warming up and the rain seemed gone for good, so we agreed to check out one more medieval city down in this plain before driving to Madrid. Of course, it started raining again on ...
... up the odd word and phrase. Much of the detail is lost but we are able to glean a sense of what she is saying.
We visited the Vestry, Throne Room and the Chapter House, covered with amazing coffered ceilings; the Refectory, containing a beautiful pulpit decorated in the mudejar style; and the Gothic-mudejar cloister. From the monastery we cut through the winding streets back to the acueducto.
Acueducto de Segovia
For me the views of and through the acueducto ...
... called El Bernadino. All four of us ordered the pig, and it was the most delicious thing I've ever tasted. If ever you go to Segovia, you must try a pig! I then had a melon for dessert, which was quite alright, we talked about funnythings on the way back to the room, then went to bed. I say today hello to real Europe, don't get me wrong, Madrid is no dump, but nothing can beat the quaintness of a lovely small town like Segovia, See you again tomorrow from Avila, Bye for now