Arrival in Segovia

June 9, 2008 at 10:20 am 1 comment

We arrived in Segovia around noon and headed up to our hotel by taxi (around 4 Euros), checked in and headed out right away. I have to tell you more about our hotel later.

We walked down to the aqueducts, walked around them in awe and then went for lunch.

We HAD to eat “colchinio” or baby pig as Segovia is known for this and THE place to go is Candido’s. This establishment has been in business since the 16th century (1786 to be exact). Like all guests we were greeted by the owner and presented with a signed pamphlet explaining the inn’s history. Our table overlooked the square through thick, old glass windows.

Alex was in heaven and we both kept staring out the window while enjoying a unique gastronomical experience.

After eating, we decided to walk to Iglesia de la Vera Cruz which is an 11th century Templar church outside the city walls. On the way we found a short cut that led down through the forest.

We were rewarded for our efforts…….

Parts of the original frescoes were still visible on the walls and we really had a sense of antiquity. The church was erected in 1208 by the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.

From there we went back to the hotel for a nap, probably the bottle of wine we had at lunch and the mountain climbing we had to do to get to the church. The day ended on a quiet note.

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  • 1. Segovia « building bridges  |  June 10, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    […] can read (much) more about the trip and see more photos at Alan’s blog: Off to Segovia Arrival in Segovia Segovia – Day two Segovia – Day […]

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