Segovia - A Perfect Day
Trip Start Mar 03, 2012
13Trip End Mar 14, 2012
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We took the Metro to Charmartin station to connect with the AVA bullet train to Segovia. Twenty-seven minutes later we were there. As the town is so far from the train station we opted to take a bus and not walk for 30 minutes. We strolled along Avenida de Fernandez Ladreda, the main street which is loaded with shops and restaurants until we came upon the aqueduct. It is not often that I can say that I was blown away, but the size of the aqueduct and it's near perfect condition was simply overwhelming.
From there we walked towards Plaza Mayor and the Cathedral built between 1527 and 1768.
Of course we had to also stop at Limon y Menta which is famous for its rich marzipan cake.
Continuing our walk to the other side of the old town we stopped and took a self guided tour of Alcazar which was once the favorite residences of the monarchs of Castile. It was from Alcazar that Isabella the Catholic left to be proclaimed Queen on the main square of Segovia in 1474. Before dinner we walked through what remains of a small Jewish neighborhood via Calle de Juderia Vieja and made a short stop at a two room museum.
La Cueva de San Esteban Meson, an authentic Spanish restaurant was our choice for dinner. Afterwards we headed for the bus so we could catch a 9:07pm train back to Madrid. It was a full day, but the seven plus hours we spent in Segovia was great.
We loved everything about the town, and would certainly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.