Segovia is a Roman aqueduct, a dreamlike fortress, a huge Gothic cathedral. Segovia is the best Romanesque, it is a set of medieval towns such as Pedraza, Sepúlveda, Turégano, Cuéllar, Ayllón or Maderuelo. It is a set of royal palaces such as that of La Granja de San Ildefonso and Riofrío. It is the province of the beautiful castles. It is the Sierra de Guadarrama and ski resorts. It is a source of suckling pig and roast lamb. Segovia is, in short, a melting pot of history, culture, art, traditions and beautiful landscapes.
The famous Aqueduct is located in the Plaza del Azoguejo, and is undoubtedly the most representative element of the city. It was built between the second half of the 1st century and the 2nd century in the time of the emperors Vespasiano and Trajano, in order to bring the water from the Frío River, in a place called Acebeda to the city.
It consists of 20,400 stone blocks not joined by mass or any cement.
It is 728 meters long and 28.29 meters maximum height.
It has 167 arches, with a slope of 1%.
THE ROMANESQUE IN SEGOVIA
Segovia capital has about twenty Romanesque churches, among other styles.
Together with its province, Segovia has one of the most important concentrations of Romanesque remains in Spain.
The photographs that follow are a sample of these churches.
The city and province of Segovia constitute a world-class tourist area within Spain.
We have given a light review of its monuments and its Romanesque art, but Segovia also has its history, its beautiful landscapes and its gastronomy. Sample of which there are renowned and exquisite restaurants in the city and province. Their roast suckling pig is a delicious dish like no other.
There are famous masters in the art of preparing it and as a sample, the photograph of one of the most famous restaurants is inserted below.
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Great post and wonderful photos. I had a chance to visit Segovia as a day trip from Madrid a few years ago and I was in awe of its beautiful architecture and delectable foods. Would love to go back one day to see more of it 🤗
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It is simply wonderful!
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