Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
The city of Segovia, Spain, has three fantastic attractions that make it a very desirable excursion from Madrid. The Old Town is a World Heritage Site and is delightful to stroll through. Be sure to include Segovia in your Spanish itinerary for at least the following reasons:
1. Segovia’s Aqueduct was built during Roman times is one of the best preserved in Europe. It dates to the 1st or 2nd Second Century AD.
2. Segovia’s lovely Cathedral was constructed using the light brown stone typical of this region. It was the last Gothic Cathedral built in Spain.
3. Perhaps the city’s crowning glory is the Alcazar which dates to the early 1100’s.
It sits dramatically on a promontory and is perhaps best viewed from the road which rings the Old Town.