2.5 HOURS IN SEGOVIA, SPAIN 🇪🇸

Took a pit stop at this medieval city and UNESCO World Heritage Site (paging @helytimes!) on our way from San Sebastián to Madrid. Here's what we did.
  1. First, a little backstory:
    Segovia is a little city with a rich past, dating back to the Celts and Romans. Home to several architectural marvels, Segovia's star feature is its iconic Roman aqueduct, built around 50 AD.
  2. I mean... look at this thing. It's incredible.
    Made of granite, it's 813 m in length and up to 28.5 m high, with over 160 arches. It's mostly held together without mortar (wut).
  3. So anyway, pull into Segovia and gawk at the aqueduct for a while.
    ...Seriously tho, how did anyone get anything done back in 50 AD? 🤔
  4. Then, head to Plaza Mayor for some lunch/wine.
    You're eating a meat plate @ the same spot Isabella I was crowned Queen of Castile in 1474! Thrilling.
  5. ...but maybe avoid the patatas alioli?
    I'm a mayo lover and this was too much for even me to handle. 😕
  6. Check out the cathedral.
    Built in the mid-16th century in a late Gothic style. Massive.
  7. Take a walk through the Jewish Quarter.
    Segovia was once home to a thriving Jewish population (well, until 1492). We saw some former synagogue sites, but had to skip the cemetery.
  8. Stop by an IRL fairytale Alcázar (castle). 🏰
    "Turns out you can build yourself a pretty sweet pad when you rape, pillage, and murder!" —Travel Bud
  9. Snap a pic of the Old City.
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  10. Get sidetracked by some hilarious pastries on the way back to the car.
    Lolololol
  11. Admire that aqueduct one last time and hit the road—it's time for Madrid!
    🚗💨