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.
- •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.
- •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).
- •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? 🤔
- •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.
- •...but maybe avoid the patatas alioli?I'm a mayo lover and this was too much for even me to handle. 😕
- •Check out the cathedral.Built in the mid-16th century in a late Gothic style. Massive.
- •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.
- •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
- •Snap a pic of the Old City.📸
- •Get sidetracked by some hilarious pastries on the way back to the car.Lolololol
- •Admire that aqueduct one last time and hit the road—it's time for Madrid!🚗💨