Exploring Segovia

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Exploring Segovia, Spain
As I mentioned in my recent life update, last weekend I went on a day trip to Segovia and Ávila with Erasmus. After a particularly ropey drive down in the coach (he wasn't the safest driver considering he was ferrying around 50 students), we first arrived in Segovia, a town loaded with history and charm. It's just under two hours from Salamanca by coach, on the way to Madrid. Above is one of Segovia's most famous monuments, the Aquaduct. It is the longest surviving from the Roman period in Spain and it stretches right along the city! For the first time we had a guided tour, which I was feeling a little apprehensive about, but the lady we had was extremely informative and engaging. 

This post is pretty photo-heavy just to warn you, but there was so much about the city that I couldn't leave out!

Exploring Segovia, Spain
 As we were being guided through the city, I fell head over heels for this building. It looked like something from the '50s in Paris, and I will now forever want a duck egg blue house with elaborate iron fencing.

Exploring Segovia, Spain

Exploring Segovia, Spain
This was one of Segovia's many churches. There must have been about 10 or so dotted around the town, which really says something about the role of religion left behind in Spain. It's probable that they play more of a symbolic figure than an active part of living in Segovia.

Exploring Segovia, Spain
Below is Segovia's Catedral. It's in fact one of Segovia's youngest places of worship, built around the 15th century.

Exploring Segovia, Spain

Exploring Segovia, Spain

El Álcazar de Segovia

Without a doubt, my favourite sight had to be El Alcazar, Segovia's fairytale castle. Beautiful, washed-out with a golden tinge. In true olden-style, its situated on a hill looking over the rest of the city. We were taken round the spectacularly well-kept castle, and we had the pleasure of seeing the very thrones that Isabella of Castile and Felipe V had sat on! Every room was decorated with such detail, including one with models of every single king of the autonomous regions in Spain. The photo below shows the view from the castle balconies.

Exploring Segovia, Spain

Exploring Segovia, Spain

Exploring Segovia, Spain

After the tour we were given some free time to explore the city, so naturally we looked for the perfect bite to eat. We came across a café tucked away from the main streets, offering two mains, a drink and dessert for only 10 euros!

Segovia is certainly worth a visit. It's a shame we didn't get more time to properly explore, we had to be back on the coach by half 2. It has all the charm and history that you could want in a city break, with plenty of shops and restaurants on offer. I'd love to go back if I get the change again!

Thanks for reading! Have you visited Segovia before? Which Spanish cities would you recommend?

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