We took a day trip to Segovia, Spain today. It was an hour bus ride from Madrid and very simple to figure out. Segovia is located closer to the mountains so people from Madrid frequently go to there on the weekend to find cooler weather. I’m not sure I noticed the cooler weather but the town was worth a visit for the day.
The town is most known for Aqueduct which was declared a World Heritage Site in the 1990’s. The Aqueduct dates back to either the late 1st or early 2nd century. There are around 25,000 granite blocks held together without any mortar. I still have no clue how the Aqueduct worked but it supplied all of the water for the towns for thousands of years.
We also visited the Alcazar of Segovia which is a large castle. The original burnt down in the 1860’s so we were seeing the newer version. The castle is believed to be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s castle at Disneyland.
The day was a perfect day trip from Madrid but I was ready to get back to the hotel and get off my feet for a bit. I was also looking forward to a little air conditioning until we got back to the hotel and it was completely dark. The power was out so we would have to wander around for another hour until they could restore the power.