Segovia is 50 miles from Madrid, the 2000 years old Roman aqueduct is 2,500 feet long and 100 feet high, it has 118 arches and was made from 20,000 granite blocks. This monument is the first thing you will see when arriving in town.
Segovia is one of Spain’s most famous historical cities and was declared as a world heritage site in 1985.
Gastronomy in Segovia is one of its strong points and the city is full of bars and restaurants.
Segovia’s Cathedral was built in Renaissance time and was Spain’s last major Gothic building. It was built between 1525 to 1577 and located in the main square of the city. Segovia was in decline by the time the cathedral construction was finished hence the simple and plain interior, it was one of the few cathedrals that taking pictures is entirely forbidden.
The Alcazar is an impressive fortress located in the old city and it is one of the most distinctive castle/palaces in Spain. It is said that it was the inspiration of Walt Disney’s Cinderella castle.
Segovia makes a wonderful day trip away from Madrid and It is a must-see city for anyone interested in architecture, history, or religion.