Today was our last day in Spain, and only one city remained on our to-do list: Segovia. I wanted to go to Segovia because of two things: the Alcázar and the Aqueduct.
The Aqueduct was constructed at the end of the 1st century or early 2nd century. Located just a short walk from the bus station, it was absolutely amazing to see it in person. It is really tall on one end and fairly long.
1. Walking toward the Aqueduct from the bus station.
2. Reaching the Aqueduct.
3. Climbing up at the end of the Aqueduct to have a better look of the city.
4. The other side of the city.
5. The Aqueduct.
The Alcázar is located on the other end of the city.
6. Walking toward the Alcázar.
7. Saw Segovia Cathedral along the way.
8. Segovia Cathedral.
9. Saw this on top of Segovia Cathedral. I thought it is funny.
10. Reaching the Alcázar.
According to Wikipedia, "The Alcázar was originally built as a fortress but has served as a royal palace, a state prison, a Royal Artillery College and a military academy since then." It was from here that Isabella of Castile left to be crowned as Queen of Castile and Leon in the main square of Segovia on December 13th 1474.
11. The Alcázar.
12. After entering the Alcázar, the first room had a bunch of medieval armor.
13. The Throne room.
14. Painting depicts Isabella to be crowned.
15. Stained glass window.
16. Stained glass window.
17. The Hall of the Monarchs.
18. The Chapel.
19. The Armory.
After the Alcázar, we went back to the Aqueduct, had a late lunch there before walking to the other end of the Aqueduct.
20. Walking back to the Aqueduct.
21. It is an Electric Bus.
23. The Aqueduct again.
24. Walking to the other end of the Aqueduct. The Aqueduct gets shorter and shorter this way.
25. Water channel of the Aqueduct.
26. After reaching the other end, walking back to where we started.
(To be continued)
P.S. When I was buying the Alcázar tickets, the ticket guy should give me 3 euros change back. I already walked away when I realized he only gave me 2 euros. So I walked back to him, thinking how should I say "you only gave me 2 euros" in Spanish. Before I said anything, he slipped another euro in my hand from his hand. I was totally shocked. I thought he made a mistake, but now I realized that he was short changing me on purpose. How many times a day does he do that? The guide books always tell us to be on guard on the streets, on buses or metros, in shops or restaurants ... Who know we have to be on guard even dealing with official ticket guy too!