Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Spain Revisited: Segovia in one day...

Only two hours northeast of Madrid by train (10.20 Euro return), Segovia is often overlooked by travellers who daytrip instead to the more well known Toledo and Avilla. Bur for my money, Segovia is the place to go.

To start with, it’s less crowded than Toledo and Avilla. And after dealing with crowded streets of Madrid, this is a definite plus.

But it’s the ruins of the Roman Aquaduct that's the main attraction.



An amazing feat of engineering, most likely built in the 1st Century (98-117 AD), this aquaduct is one of the most well preserved Roman structures in the world.

Then there is Alcazar, the fairytale castle that sits at the top of the city.



And for something truly unique (and disturbing) there is the Ancient Museum of Witchcraft.



Of course, along the way, there is also the Plaza Mayor, numerous churches, and an amazing cathedral to discover.



Segovia can easily be explored in one day. But to get an in depth view of this historic city, it would be worthwhile stay for at least a week. Next time I will. I have already chosen my hotel. It overlooks the Plaza Mayor...

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5 comments:

Keith said...

Hi, Liz!

I'm just back from Spain, but didn't have much time in Madrid this time. But, J&J's is still on my 'to do' list ... and I've just added a trip to Segovia!

Keith

What a Trip said...

Hi Liz,
I'm just back from Spain, too! Barcelona, Montserrat, Zaragoza, Pamplona, Bilbao & San Sebastian.

Keep up the great posts; good photos, too. Nancy

KIWIWRITER said...

Hi Keith,

Hope you enjoyed your time in Spain ... Definitely put Segovia on your list...well worth a visit. Shame you didn't get to J&J - would like to have heard what it's like as I never made it there either.

Cheers,

Liz

KIWIWRITER said...

Hi Nancy,

isn't Spain wonderful. Looks like you got to see quite a bit. How did you get about - car, train, bus, plane? Hope to get to some of those places on my next visit...

And have you got any writing assignments from the travel to Spain...am still working on finding a publishing outlet for my articles...

Cheers,

Liz

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I think Spain is full to the brim with these little places that never get written up in the glossy travel mags or newspaper travel sections that stick to the same old destinations everyone always goes to.

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