Friday, 8 October 2010

Segovia, Spain

This post is dedicated to Aledys and Anita ;-)

Segovia, Spain

We arrived in the evening to Segovia, in Spain, after driving about 7 hours, coming from Lisbon.

Look how exquisite is Segovia's Cathedral... ;-)

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This late Gothic style Cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is located in the main square of the city, La Plaza Mayor.
This Cathedral is known as "La Dama das Catedrais" or " The Lady of the Cathedrals" because of its magnificence.

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Magnificent is also Segovia's Aqueduct....

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Symbol of Segovia, this Roman Aqueduct is one of the most significant and best-preserved ancient monuments on the Iberian Peninsula.

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The city is beautiful with its streets and houses from the Middle Ages...

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In the following day , we went to the Alcazar, one of the favorite residences of the monarchs of the Kingdom of Castile and also a key fortress in the defense of the country in the Middle Ages.

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The sharp slate spires were added in the major renovation of the Alcazar conducted by King Philip II after his marriage to Anna of Austria in 1570.

In 1474, the Alcazar played a major role in the rise of Queen Isabella I of Castile.

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Let's see some rooms of the Castle...

The Throne Room...

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La Sala dos Reys (King's Hall)

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and La Capilla (The Chapel)...

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Wonderful Castle, isn't it? ;-)

Segovia is also known for its delicious gastronomy...;-)

When in Segovia, it's a must to eat....

Cochinillo de Segovia ...Very good!!

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and...

Tarta de Ponche Segoviano....so, so delicious!!!

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What a beautiful day we had in Segovia! I know I will treasure it forever!

:-)

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14 comments:

Kae Lani said...

Those are some really awesome pics!

Presépio no Canal said...

Hallo, Kae Lani!

Welcome! Thanks for your comment! ;-)

Segovia is indeed a beautiful city! It's easy to get very nice pics! ;-)

Have a great weekend!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

In a word... WOW! And maybe even gulp. What an amazing looking place and of course, what beautiful photos!!

Presépio no Canal said...

Japra ;-) Gulp, indeed ;-))
Segovia is a "must go" and it's nearby other amazing cities like Avila and Toledo.
Aledys was there too, weeks before me, and took very beautiful pics.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

O.K., you really are pulling at my heart strings here, dearest! ALCAZAR is my favorite castle in the whole world. I am a FRANCOPHILE, but when it comes to castles, SOY PURA ESPAÑOLA!!!!

LOVE IT ALL MA CHÈRE!!!! Anita

Margarida Elias said...

Que coisa... Acho que já fui a Segóvia, mas tenho a impressão de só ter visto o castelo. Isso significa que tenho de lá voltar, para ver tudo com mais atenção. Bj e bom sábado!

Presépio no Canal said...

LOL Anita, I didn't know that Alcazar was your favorite!
So nice! I will dedicate this post to you too!
Besos!!!

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Margarida! Para ti, tambem! ;-)
Quando la fores, come uma Tarte de Segovia por mim! E tao bom!!!

ana said...

Belo post!
Nunca estive em Segóvia. Vejo que é um destino a cumprir.

Belas fotos e saborosas!:))

Bom Sábado! :)

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Ana ;-))
Para si, tambem, um optimo Sabado!

Beijinhos!!

Patricia Sgrignuoli said...

Sandra,
Very beautiful the cathedral, is really magnificent!!! But I love your photos of the different places al night... Excellent!!!

Beijinhos!!!

Presépio no Canal said...

Dear Patricia,
Segovia is magical at night, isn't it? ;-)
Beijinhos!!!

restlessjo said...

Looks like you had a great Summer! Some must see cities, Sandra. Scrolling down today I found your little dictionary in the sidebar and your Douro slideshow. Very nice touches!

Presépio no Canal said...

Thank you very much, Jo! :-) I'm glad you enjoyed it! :-)