My first trip was to Segovia, Spain less than three hours from Madrid. When we arrived at the outskirts of the city, I was amazed at how well the natural barriers defended the city. Segovia is perched upon a hill with steep cliffs and a river.
As we rode into the city, we saw the sunrise over the Alcázar of Segovia – melting the frost on the blades of grass. The Alcázar of Segovia is the castle that is said to have inspired Walt Disney’s design of the iconic Cinderella Castle. The base five-euro entrance fee is worth it to see the armory, knights, interior courtyard, and the views atop of the cliffs. For an addition three-euro fee, you can climb to the top of the castle – I would highly recommend climbing to the top and seeing the whole city against the snow capped mountains.
The city still has a supply of water that comes from the mountains via the Roman Aqueduct. In addition, do not miss the chance to explore the old part of the city and eat some tapas.
Places to visit in Segovia:
-Alcázar of Segovia
-Aqueduct of Segovia
-Cathedral of Segovia
-Casa de Los Picos