Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Segovia - Spain

Yesterday i went to Spain. As i live only 30 minutes from Spain, going there only gets exciting after 80 km's from the border and yesterday i've traveled about 250 km's (+/-) till Segovia. It was my 1st time there and the city is quite beautiful. I've seen beautiful cards there, i wanted to buy they all but i've only bought 5 for myself and a few others to trade.
Now that i've my driver's license, i'm sure that in the future i'll go to Spain more often.

This is the Alcazar. I went there and took some pictures. I didn't visited it inside because the ticked was a bit expensive and my friend didn't wanted to go.

"Lying between the confluence of the river Eresma and the river Clamores, the first documented record of the fortress dates back to Christian writings in the 12th century It was built on top of a rock, that is testament to its military status. It also served as a residence for Alfonso VIII and this was the place where the Catholic Isabel was proclaimed Queen of Castile. In the 13th century the building took on an air of Gothic elegance thanks to the work of the Spanish architects. The last architectural phase was done in 1587. The building has a number of secret passageways that lead to the river and connect several of the city's palaces together." - http://www.spain.info/TourSpain/Arte%20y%20Cultura/Monumentos/H/RP/0/Alcazar%20de%20Segovia?Language=EN

Another card of the Alcazar. The snowy mountain on the background is the Sierra de Guadarrama and yesterday was, like in this card, covered by snow.

"Segovia Cathedral is located in the main square of the city, the Plaza Mayor. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The Cathedral is in late Gothic style and replaced a building damaged in the Revolt of the Comuneros. It was built between 1525 and 1527 by Trasmeran mason Juan Gil de Hontañón, and the work was continued by his son Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón.
This cathedral is called the "Dame of (the Spanish) Cathedrals". - in:
A multiview card with the Cathedral, the Alcazar and the Aqueduct.
I already had a card of the Aqueduct but i bought another one that i'll keep for a future pictures vs postcards post.

1 comment:

Dark_Raven18 said...

I have always wanted to go there. It's so beautiful there and I have been doing some family history research with my Mother and both sides of my family goes back to Spain and Portugal. It would be nice to visit them both one day!