Segovia

WORLD HERITAGE

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 CITY

We start with its great cathedral
That shines majestically in the evening light
Or from a slightly more distant view
Main Square
The quarterdeck.
The most photographed castle in the World!
As in a dream The castle in the mist!
Front view and rear tower
And this is its beautiful panoramic view from Fuencisla!
Monastery of Santa Maria del Parral, in the background the Alcázar!

THE AQUEDUCT

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%.

Vespasian Coins
Trajan’s Coins
Aerial view of the central part of the aqueduct
Masterpiece of Roman engineering and architecture
Side view
The Aqueduct in the Plaza del Azoguejo
House of the thorns
Old Convent of San Francisco. Today Artillery Academy

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.

Church of the Vera Cruz
Church of the Vera Cruz
Romanesque Church of San Esteban
Church of San Martín
Church of San Millán
Tower of San Martín and Tower of Hercules
Church of San Nicolás
Church of San Tomás
Hermitage of San António de Padua
Interior of the Cathedral
San Martín Square

THE PROVINCE

Palace of the Granja de San Ildefonso
Palace Gardens
Gardens of La Granja (the Farm)
Gardens of La Granja
Riofrío Royal Palace
Hontoria
Turégano Castle
Turégano Castle
Pedraza Castle
Sanctuary of Santa María de la Peña – Sepúlveda
Riaza Main Square
Castle of the Dukes of Alburquerque, Cuellar
Cuellar Castle
Coca Castle
Monastery of Santa María la Real de Nieva
Palace of the Montijo Counts – Fuentidueña
Pedraza
Mountain El Montón de Trigo (The Heap of Wheat)

FINAL CONSIDERATIONS

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.

CANDIDO HOUSE.

Candido Roast Hoven

The End

This post was taken from a PowerPoint presentation. The author is unknown. I do not own the any rights. Just sharing a beautiful Spanish place for all you to discover.

Take care!

2 thoughts on “Segovia

  1. 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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