Begun in 1525 and not finished for over 200 years, this cathedral was the last Gothic building in Spain.Lots of pinnacles and flying buttresses off the side. Isabel la Catolica was crowned queen of Castille inside here in 1474.
A good enough reason in itself to make the trip to Segovia, the Aqueduct is one of the highlights of all of Spain. Over 800 meters long, with 166 arches an 120 pillars. At its highest point it soars 30 meters above the Plaza de Azoguejo. There is no mortar or cement used in its construction. Thought to be...more
Segovia is an excellent day trip from Madrid. The highlight of course is the Roman Aqueduct that cut through the center of the city. The Cathedral and the Alcazar are other outstanding attractions as well as other old churches and historic mansions. The city is perched dramatically on a rocky ridge....more
A beautiful, ancient, twelve-sided church built by the Knights Templar in the thirteenth century, Vera Cruz stands alone on the outskirts of town. Nice views back up towards the city, high on the rocky outcrop, from here. Vera Cruz is reachable via a nice walk down Paseo San Juan de La Cruz....more