12 October 2019
Today, we took a short hour trip to a small nearby town called Segovia. I have already heard from a few people since we’ve been here that Segovia is a beautiful place. We decided to waste no time and check it our for ourselves.
The main attraction in Segovia is an ancient Roman Aqueduct build in 100 A.D. I was in awe of this amazing structure and imagining how it could have been built in that era. It stretches for almost 2,700 feet and is 94 feet high.
The surrounding town is mostly tiny cobblestone streets, which felt so quaint and calming to us after spending about a month in a busy city. Small cafes and restaurants lined the walkways with outdoor patios and people chatting while drinking and eating.
Spending the day here was incredibly relaxing and refreshing. I’m from a very small town, so I felt right at home here. When we weren’t staring at the aqueduct, we just wandered down the little streets and tried to take it all in.
Another great activity in Segovia is to tour and climb the tower of the castle or Alcázar de Segovia. This gothic style castle was built around 1120 and has been renovated several times since. The views from the top of the tower are truly stunning and worth the climb up the long and narrow spiral staircase.
Madrid is a great city and still has plenty of Spanish feel, but when I pictured being in Spain, I definitely envisioned authentic old towns like Segovia. I highly recommend anyone who visits Madrid to take one day and go to Segovia. It is absolutely worth the less than 10 Euro bus ticket for all the history and charm.