I am back with a quick update from the day trip that I took today with my school here in Spain! Earlier this morning we drove about two hours away to visit the city of Segovia. Since my school planned this trip, I didn’t know what to expect going into it but man was it magnificent!
Here are some first few looks as we were walking up:
Our first stop was the Alcázar of Segovia which is essentially a castle which has served as a royal palace, a state prison, a Royal Artillery College and a military academy. It started as a Roman military fort but construction began in 1120 with muslim architectural influence in a christian dominated nation.
The rooms we walked through inside were equally as impressive. The muslim and jewish architectural influence here in Spain makes everything so unique and beautiful. I am always in awe.
After our tour we had a little bit of free time to climb some stairs to reach the top of the castle… where we found a spectacular view.
Afterwards we returned with our tour group to walk through the old city of Segovia and admire the beautiful architecture. One of my favorite parts was getting to see the outside of the cathedral.
After the walk around time we made our way to the aqueduct of Segovia which is one of the best preserved and most elevated Roman aqueducts it was probably completed around 98 AD!
After taking in amazing views we stopped by a local restaurant for lunch with my school group and shortly after returned home to Toledo! Although it was a short journey, I am very thankful I had the opportunity to see such a beautiful and historic place.
Worry less and smile more.