Segovia

a treasure trove of historical gems: Ancient Roman aqueduct, Medieval cobblestone streets, and castle of the mighty queen

 

Segovia SpainThis enchanting Spanish town has been a part of history since ancient times. From Roman battles to a Jewish haven in the Middle Ages, and even the crowning of Queen Isabella before she united the feudal kingdoms of what is now Spain.

It was in Segovia where Christopher Columbus found someone to help fund his dream to find a new route to the East. It was Queen Isabella who was responsible for making his dream come true by selling all the crown jewels to fund his voyages changing the course of history forever. This is just a part of the beautiful history of this gem of a Medieval town. 

Even today, as you walk through the streets you can feel the air infused with the grandeur of its history: the impressive Gothic architecture with the cathedral as its crowned jewel, the fairytale-esque El Alcazar that towers protecting the city, the cultural diversity exemplified in the Jewish neighborhood with its synagogue, and the Moorish influence dispersed sporadically throughout the city, and, most importantly, the iconic first century Roman aqueduct standing intact as a testament to the expertise of Roman engineering so long ago.

It is no wonder that Segovia has been part of UNESCO’s World Heritage since 1985. If you ever feel compelled to live history, walking the streets of Segovia should go far to fulfilling that dream.

 
 
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