Tag Archives: Segovia

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My Top Fifteen Spanish Cities – 9 to 7

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers ten to fifteen (10. Toledo 11. Cadiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Number Nine – Madrid The fact that the modern day capital is relatively low on the list says more about how lucky Spain is to have so many great cities than it […]

Wordless Wednesday – Segovia Aqueduct 

My Top 15 Travel Pleasures – 9 to 7

9. Riding Unusual Transport You tend to try new modes of transport on your travels, be they animal (elephant in Laos, donkey in Luxor, camel in Wadi Rum), man powered (cyclo in Saigon, rickshaw in Singapore, canoe in Vietnam) or mechanical (street car in Hong Kong, felucca in Aswan, helicopter in Monaco). My favourite mode […]

The Environs Of Segovia

There are three main individual attractions to the wonderful compact city – the Roman aqueduct, the gothic cathedral and the remarkable alcazar (castle). In keeping with its trio of gems, the whole place is a great place to visit. It is dramatically situated surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the cobbled old town meanders around ancient churches, historic […]

Segovia Cathedral

So having viewed the wonderful aqueduct from every conceivable angle we ventured off to the cathedral. €7 bought us an entrance ticket to the main building itself and a timed tour of the 90 metre high bell tower. Mrs Wilbur opted not to climb the 200+ steps to the summit so that would be for […]

The Aqueduct of Segovia

I count myself as fairly well up on great places to visit in Europe, but have to admit that I had never heard of Segovia until one of my favourite bloggers and Spain aficionado Andrew Petcher informed me of its existence. Furthermore he offered up some suggestions for a great hotel and a very pleasant walk […]

Friday Photo 21

This time last week I was in the fabulous city of Segovia in Spain. I will write a piece about the trip shortly, but in the meantime here are some pictures of the famous storks of the region….