Spain, Segovia Guide (B): Day Trip to Segovia

Spain, Segovia Guide (B): Day Trip to Segovia

Day Trip to Segovia
Last weekend, in order to kick off my #Take12Trips challenge and explore more of Spain, we were up bright and early, and en route to the train station well before noon. We’d taken advantage of the current (and still on-going) Renfe sale and booked ourselves a trip on the Renfe AVE train. Traveling at 250km/hour through the countryside, it took us just 27 minutes to travel 93km north of Madrid to our destination of choice: Segovia.

It was a beautiful, but cold Saturday; one that we spent marvelling at the Aqueduct of Segovia, wandering through the old town, and admiring the breathtaking landscapes surrounding the city.

The most famous and defining historical feature of Segovia is the Aqueduct. Dating back to the late-1st or early-2nd century, the Aqueduct is acknowledged as the most important Roman civil engineering work in Spain (source), and after visiting the city it’s easy to see why.

The Aqueduct is the first thing you see upon entering the old city, and it’s hard not to marvel at it. Consisting of some 25,000 granite blocks, the Aqueduct stands 29 meters at its highest point and spans 818 meter throughout the city. Even more impressive is that the entire structure was built without mortar, which is absolutely mind-blowing when you consider the scale and age of it.

The construction of the Aqueduct is still a bit of a mystery and the stuff of legends. Because there is no legible inscription the exact date of construction cannot be determined. What we ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Day Trip to Segovia
Guide Location: Spain » Segovia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Aqueduct of Segovia   Segovia Cathedral   Sierra de Guadarrama   Segovia Av train station   Peñalara  
Author: Kate Slean
Read it on author's website: https://petiteadventures.org/travel-diary-segovia/