Friday, November 9, 2012

Segovia

This last weekend I hopped a train to Segovia for a day trip. Segovia is known for its UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Roman aqueduct and the old Jewish quarter, as well as a dish called chochinillo.


Upon arrival I stopped at a little tavern for cochinillo and wasn't terribly impressed. I've been told I'll have to try it somewhere else because apparently its delicious when grilled rather than fried.


I walked west from the train station toward the old walled city, where I caught my first glimpse of the Aqueduct. I've never been super fascinated by ancient history (although I devoured Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire during my freshman year of college). However, credit must be given to the Romans. Medieval castles and walls built in the 1980s alike are crumbling all over central Spain, but the aqueduct, built by hand from giant stones, stands tall and unworn by the centuries. Super props to the Romans.





The old walled part of the city was also very impressive.



In an effort to keep my posts short, you can check out the full collection of photos here. Segovia, que impresionante!