"Full of history from many different centuries!" Segovia by MarvintheMartian

Segovia Travel Guide: 485 reviews and 1,347 photos

A town in the hills

The sixteenth century Cathedral was constructed under the direction of Juan Gil de Hontanon in the Late Gothic style. It was initiated in 1525.
This is a view of the Cathedral from near the Alcazar.

The Romans were here!

Yes they were and it's very obvious that they were!

Look at this - an amazing piece of work. This aquaduct is the largest Roman aquaduct in the world and rises a total of 29 metres (95 feet).
More pictures of this amazing architecture in my tips.

It was a little stormy!

Even in April the weather may not be very good. On my day trip from Madrid it was a good 5 degrees colder than Madrid and the winds made it feel even colder. All my pictures on the following pages were taken on the same day. Some show a beautiful blue sky, some a stormy sky (in fact there was a five minute blizzard during the afternoon!).

Take a jumper ! (translation: sweater!!)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful city with a great deal of history
  • Cons:2 hours on a slow train from Madrid - but don't be put off!
  • In a nutshell:Roman, Arab, Jewish, Catholic and very Spanish!
  • Last visit to Segovia: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 23, 2004
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  • LOHRER's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2006 at 9:24 PM

    reminds me to go back to Segovia. excellent page

  • desert_princess's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2006 at 7:13 AM

    Absolutely impressive aqueduct!

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 8:25 AM

    Hello Martin! Segovia like the rest of Spain is full of history and one of the reasons why I love the country so much. Wonderful page full of good info and superb photos! Happy birthday from Finland. Sini

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 7:43 AM

    Wonderful reminders of one of my favorite places! Good job. (I remember buying a sweatshirt there in mid-June, out of necessity.) Birthday greetings from Kansas!

  • Gerrem's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2005 at 4:20 AM

    What a great pic of the Roman Aqueduct! It's huge. and I have never heard of it before. Thank you for sharing, Michael

  • polardabar's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2004 at 3:52 PM

    hey there! great photos you have there! :) it's amazing that they actually built something like that! :) i'll be back for more, keep it up! :) polar*

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2004 at 5:47 AM

    Gorgeous photos again Martin! Looks a beautiful place to visit, very impessive aquaduct. Another great page, well done (~_~)

  • Buckz's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2004 at 1:17 AM

    Great page, that Aquaduct is amazing. Certainly built to last.

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2004 at 1:20 PM

    Hi! I see you had nice time in Segovia :)

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2004 at 4:23 PM

    Great page and pictures about a city I wasn't able to see when I was in Spain. It would be worth going there just to see the aqueduct.


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