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Old May 5th, 2009, 02:54 AM   #1
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Segovia, Spain

Segovia is a city in Spain, the capital of the province of Segovia in Castile and Leon. It is situated north of Madrid, and 55,586 people live in the municipality of Segovia.
Under Roman and Moorish rule, the city was called Segovia (Σεγουβία, Ptolemy ii. 6. § 56) and Šiqūbiyyah (Arabic شقوبية) respectively. This Celtic name probably means "fortress" or "Castle".
Segovia had a thriving Jewish community until the forced expulsion in the 15th century (After the Christians reconquested Spain and set an end to the Muslim rule over the land). Some traces are still there, such as the old quarter (Juderia), a museum and the old main synagogue.


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Old May 5th, 2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Nice city
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Old May 5th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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Muy chulas¡!
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Old May 5th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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Nice pics!

I just went there this easter and it was snow-covered!
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Old May 5th, 2009, 07:11 PM   #5
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I like this town
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Old May 6th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #6
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #7
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Nice pics!

I just went there this easter and it was snow-covered!
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Old May 6th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #8
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Old May 6th, 2009, 11:43 PM   #9
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nice photos Christopher thanks
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Old May 7th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #10
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I just went there this easter and it was snow-covered!

OMG!!
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Old May 7th, 2009, 08:50 AM   #11
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One of the most beautiful little towns in the world
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Old May 8th, 2009, 04:48 AM   #12
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Spain is so beautiful..

Very nice pics!
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Old May 8th, 2009, 07:55 AM   #14
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Nothing special or interesting about this place.......it even looks dead.
No wonder I never heard about it before.
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It's not because he forgot to include the alcazar that your ignorance is something to be proud about. The city is unesco world heritage for a reason
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Old May 8th, 2009, 07:42 PM   #16
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Nothing special or interesting about this place.......it even looks dead.
No wonder I never heard about it before.
Let's do something to remedy Renzo__7's ignorance about Segovia.

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Segovia (56,000 inhabitants) is a city in central Spain, 87 km north of Madrid and known by the Roman Aqueduct, the Castle and the Cathedral, among many other monuments.




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Roman Aqueduct
The Aqueduct of Segovia (or more precisely, the aqueduct bridge) is one of the most significant and best-preserved monuments left by the Romans on the Iberian Peninsula.
Researchers have placed it between the second half of the 1st Century AD and the early years of the 2nd Century— during the reign of either Emperor Vespasian or Nerva.
The aqueduct transports waters from Spring Fuenfría, situated in the nearby mountains some 17 kilometers from the city in a region known as La Acebeda. It runs another 15 kilometers before arriving in the city.
From the point the aqueduct enters the city until it reaches Plaza de Díaz Sanz, it totals 167 arches in all. It is there where the monument begins to display its full splendor. At its tallest, the aqueduct reaches a height of 28.5 meters, including nearly 6 meters of foundation.












Alcázar de Segovia (The Castle)

The Alcázar of Segovia (which literally means Segovia Castle) is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. Rising out on a rocky crag above the confluence of the rivers Eresma and Clamores near the Guadarrama mountains, it is one of the most distinctive castle-palaces in Spain by virtue of its shape - like the bow of a ship. 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 built between the 12th and the 16th centuries.















The Cathedral

Segovia Cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It was built between 1525 and 1577 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" ('La dama de las catedrales españolas') by its size and elegance.














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Old May 9th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #17
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No sé como alguien puedes hablar mal de una maravilla de ciudad como Segovia.

Solo puedo piensar que sea la envidia..
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Old May 9th, 2009, 04:53 PM   #18
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No wonder I never heard about it before.


This statement broke me up. Don't be proud about your ignorance.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #20
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the city is totally breathtaking with great architecture and fantastic location.
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