A Castilla for me, a Castilla for you

Segovia Travel Blog

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Cathedral

Most people go to Segovia as a day trip from Madrid but we managed to spend a few days here. It was great and relaxed in Castle county, with easily-accessible walking trails which took us completely around the fortified town walls. We visited the Alcazar (palace/fortress), which had great views of the city, and gawked at the aqueduct which was left from roman times. Their cathedral was awesome and amazing, but I think our favourite thing was hiking around outside town and enjoying the countrysides and changing views of the city. Oh yeah and the cochinilla, or roast suckling pig, which is apparently a specialty of the region. Mmm, that beautifully thin and nicely-roasted skin was like a crème brulee as I'd gently tap it open with my fork. I was lucky enough to get a hind quarter with this little tiny tenderloin and tiny set of ribs. We would have seen more of the area around the town but had gotten in the habit of sleeping in really late, which we were loathe to give up. After a few nights it was time to move on to San Sebastian in the Basque country of the northern coast.

More photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_is_kool/sets/72157618321326845/

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Cathedral
Cathedral
Roast suckling pig bathing in its …
Roast suckling pig bathing in its…
Alcazar
Alcazar
The Aqueduct!
The Aqueduct!
Segovia
photo by: Mortyzia