Spending a Day in Unesco World Heritage-listed city of Segovia, Spain

On the third day of our stay in Madrid, we went to Segovia, a city northwest of Madrid. I haven’t heard of this city until Nerlie brought it up. Our original plan was to visit Toledo, a recommended city by an acquaintance who lived in Madrid. However, there were last minute changes of plan and since Nerlie has been to Toledo months before, we decided to choose Segovia instead.

Segovia is listed on Unesco World Heritage cities and is well known for its Roman aqueduct ruins. You can also find here one of Spain’s most recently-completed Gothic cathedrals with designs I’ve only seen on books back in college. And of course, the castle or alcΓ‘zar of which Walt Disney is said to have modeled Sleeping Beauty’s castle in California’s Disneyland.

We spent the whole day walking around the city and wearing boots was not a good idea. πŸ˜€ We grabbed some mini-sandwiches and beers at 100 Montaditos before we took off back to Madrid. It was the first time cashier asked for my name to put on the receipt and I believe Starbucks needs to step up their name game. πŸ˜‰

We arrived in Madrid exhausted but good thing there is a Filipino restaurant near Nerlie’s place to get some all time Filipino food, Dinugu-an with Libreng Sabaw. πŸ˜‰

Street going to the Roman aqueduct ruins
Street going to the Roman aqueduct ruins
Segovia's city centre
Segovia’s city centre
A narrow street of the city's labyrinth :D
A narrow street of the city’s labyrinth πŸ˜€
Roman Aqueduct ruins
Roman Aqueduct ruins
Nerlie and Iris
Nerlie and Iris
This road (I guess) leads to the Alcazar
This road (I guess) leads to the Alcazar
Dzaah!!! Blagir. #himos
Dzaah!!! Blagir. #himos
Segovia Cathedral and Plaza Mayor
Segovia Cathedral and Plaza Mayor
Cathedral's gothic architecture
Cathedral’s gothic architecture
A very complicated golden altar
A very complicated golden altar
Of course, the man has to do it. ;)
Of course, the man has to do it. πŸ˜‰
Alcazar
Alcazar
I don't know why but the view reminds of Breaking Bad. :D
I don’t know why but the view reminds of Breaking Bad. πŸ˜€
This is what I'm talking about, Starbucks. :D
This is what I’m talking about, Starbucks. πŸ˜€

 

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