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Segovia - A Day Trip from Madrid

Castles, Aqueducts, and Authentic Spanish Food

Author: The Traveling Professor/Monday, September 02, 2013/Categories: Spain

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Segovia is a medieval city about 55 miles from Madrid.  Upon arriving, we are dropped off in the Plaza de Azoguejo at the famous Meson Casa Candido restaurant and decide it is time for lunch.   They are particularly famous for their roast sucking pig, but don’t forget the soups on a cold, rainy day like the sopa castellana consisting of ham, eggs, garlic and bread.  I like the light seafood, petite and succulent lamb chops, and varied salads.   The house wines (reds, of course) are bold and excellent.   

After lunch we walk up the narrow cobblestone pathway winding through this medieval city up to the dark Cathedral of Segovia.   It is a masterpiece and one of the final major Gothic works in Spain.

At the edge of the city, walk over the moat into the famous Alcazar, a Disney-esque castle going back to the early 12th century.   It has imposing gates, thick walls, and inquiring turrets.  Since it is built on a rock outcropping, from inside visitors find sweeping views.

It has been over 20 years since my first visit to Segovia.   My return brought back fond memories and reinforced how much I enjoy traveling to Spain.

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