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Segovia: awsome old architecture

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www: Segovia Tourism official website
www: Diputación Provincial (spanish)
www: City Hall Segovia website (spanish)
www: Esteban Vicente Museum
www: Alcázar de Segovia
www: Village of Pedraza (Monumental village) (spanish)
www: Ignacio Zuloaga Museum in Pedraza
www: National Park Hoces del Duratón (spanish) in english
www: Cándido restaurant in Segovia

Segovia is located less than 90 Km North of Madrid, at the other side of the mountains known as the Sierra de Madrid. It is best known for its magnificent Roman aqueduct, nearly one kilometer (3280 ft) long and about 30 meters (100 feet) tall at its highest point. There is also an attractive cathedral on the Plaza Mayor dating back to the 16th century. Other sites include the Alcázar, —dramatically perched on a cliff at the Northwest end of the city— which dates back the the 13th century. Near the city is the 18th century Palacio Real de La Granja, (The royal palace of La Granja) with its lovely gardens.

Segovia is also justifiably famous for its food, in particular cochinillo asado (suckling pig) and lamb. There are a number of fine restaurants in town, including the famous Meson de Cándido at the foot of the aqueduct.

Segovia can be reached on the Cercanías trains from either the Atocha or Chamartín stations or by bus from the Sepulvedana bus station. By car Segovia can be reached by the N-VI, the Carretera de la Coruña (direction Galicia)

photos: (1) Aqueduct, (2) The Alcázar of Segovia