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 …
... Royal Palace, a short 10 minute walk from the campsite through the palace gardens. With Señora in charge of the map and as head of planning and strategy, what could go wrong?? Senora has mild dyslexia when it comes to right and left. The short walk of 10 minutes suddenly stretched into an 8 kilometre hike. On our return, I witnessed the first sign of Senor's saintly veneer wearing thin, he turned right to the bar as Señora y me turned left for the van.
Segovia - ...
... It carried water from the mountains to the Alcazar, and then to the town. The aqueduct stopped at the city walls, and started from a river in the mountains.
That’s all there really is to say about our stay in Segovia, it was pretty cool, and I’m going to give the area a 7 out of 10. It was pretty awesome.
The next place I stayed was Madrid, the capital of Spain, and Madrid was pretty amazing. Look out for my next entry. ...
... I know where you need to go, we followed, John had met up again with the first
woman he had chatted with and she was guiding him. Terre (my Spanish
lady) and John's Spanish guide saw each other, they were
friends...how crazy!! Anyway, Terre is the only reason I didn't ditch John with the kids and go get wine! We had a quick visit with her, got settled in this amazing apartment, and took a 6 hour nap.
Dinner time, it is 10PM and we headed ...
... stunning from the steps leading to Calle Obispo Gandásegui. It's from here that you can really appreciate the acueducto. A masterpiece of Roman design and construction it was built to carry water from the Sierra de
Guadarrama mountains to the city. There are a total of 166 arches (we didn't count them!) with a length of 958 metres and just over 28 metres at its highest point.
It was constructed with granite blocks from Guadarrama "a hueso" without mortar. Water ran on ...