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Old December 29th, 2016, 03:29 PM   #1
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Castilla: the cities (Spain)

There is a thread about the monumental villages of Castilla (Castile), the biggest historic region in Spain. But there are not room for cities, medium or small cities with centuries of history.

Wide is Castile -> https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1827251

In this thread I'll post pictures of the provinces capital cities, like Segovia, Guadalajara, Soria or Ávila.
I won't post pictures of Toledo because I made a thread for that -> https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...ghlight=toledo
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Old December 29th, 2016, 03:51 PM   #2
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Segovia is the capital city of Segovia province, in Castilla y León region, 110 km northwest from Madrid. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, specially thanks to the roman aqueduct. Just 52,000 inhabitants.

Segovia is symbolic of a complex, historical reality. Its neighbourhoods, streets, and houses are laid out in accordance with a social structure in which hierarchy was organized and dominated by belonging to one of the different cultural communities. Moors, Christians, and Jews coexisted for a long period of time in the medieval city and worked together during the 16th century manufacturing boom.



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Segovia by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (271) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

SEGOVIA 5 by MANUEL ZALDÍVAR, en Flickr

SEGOVIA 6 by MANUEL ZALDÍVAR, en Flickr

SEGOVIA 2 by MANUEL ZALDÍVAR, en Flickr

Segovia. Panoramica. Acueducto . Panoramic. Aqueduct by Juan Bosco Hernández Portal, en Flickr
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Great, very nice new thread, buho
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Wonderful pictures of Segovia, buho!
Nice idea for a new thread!
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Thanks yansa, as always!
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In the city of Segovia there are 17 romanesque churchs, and one of my favourites is la Veracruz.

Segovia (2) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

It was built by the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, and finished the year 1208. Has a circular layout, very common in military orders.

Segovia (25) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (4) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (6) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (7) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

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Segovia (12) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (14) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (16) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (20) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (21) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

This dome has moorish influence, with the nerves not crossing in the centre.

Segovia (24) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (22) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Seen from the alcázar.

Segovia desde el alcázar by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Viaje en globo por Segovia 19 by Fernando López, en Flickr
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Beautiful pictures, and your commentary is greatly appreciated. Happy new year!
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All I can say is wow. Unbelievable castles.
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A romanesque paradise.
And a wonderful gothic altar (21)!
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And of course great, very nice updates
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Thank you all and I wish you a happy new year!
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Thank you and a happy New Year to you too, buho!
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La Veracruz is in San Marcos neighbourhood, with San Marcos church, the most humble romanesque church in the city.

Segovia (26) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (27) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (28) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

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Very close is the Real Casa de la Moneda: Royal Coin Mill, the first mechanical coin factory in Spain. It was built by Juan de Herrera (El Escorial monastery architect), by the orders of Phillip II in 1580.

Segovia (33) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Parral monastery behind the factory.

Segovia (36) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (37) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (38) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (39) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (41) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (42) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (44) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (46) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (48) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (49) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (50) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr
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La moneda by Jesús, en Flickr

Casa de la Moneda de Segovia by Casa Moneda Segovia, en Flickr

Real Casa de Moneda de Segovia by TurismodeSegovia, en Flickr

Before the rehabilitation.

Casa de la Moneda de Segovia by Casa Moneda Segovia, en Flickr

Casa de la Moneda de Segovia by Casa Moneda Segovia, en Flickr
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I kept walking between the river and the wall. Santa Cruz convent, built by the Catholic Kings, nowadays is an university.

Segovia (54) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Puerta universidad SEK (Medium) by Felipe Sancho, en Flickr

The Segovia medieval walls are not famous, but are great in fact.

Segovia (264) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (55) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (56) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

And now I present you the real treasure in Segovia, the roman aqueduct, one of the best preserved in the world. Built in the 1st century, it's 2 kms long and 26 metres high.

Acueducto romano de Segovia by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Acueducto romano de Segovia by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (59) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Segovia (57) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr
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That 2,000-year-old aqueduct is simply astounding!
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