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Day Trip to Segovia - June 2005

A June 2005 trip to Segovia by cola0

catedral Photo, Segovia, Spain More Photos
Quote: Alas, the rain fell shortly after we arrived in Segovia by train from Madrid's Atocha. We had just walked from the train station to the aqueduct (15 minutes) when the raindrops were released from the heavens. It was a perfect day for a stroll in the rain amidst the backdrop of beautiful Segovia.

Day Trip to Segovia - June 2005

Overview

catedral Photo, Segovia, Spain
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HIGHLIGHTS: * Aqueduct - breathtaking feat of engineering that leaves you full of respect for our ancestors) * Alcazar - said inspiration of Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle, this has the best views of Segovia's countryside and is a great place for families with kids to explore the nooks and crannies) * Casa Duque - best roasted suckling pig in Spain!!! It beats Botin in Madrid and Meson de Candido by the aqueduct, with superior service that's friendly, witty, and humorous! * Cathedral in Plaza Mayor Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Check train schedules from/to Madrid on www.renfe.com. From the train station, it's an easy 15-minute walk to the aqu...Read More

Duque

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Restaurant

Duque Photo, Segovia, Spain
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We bypassed the Meson de Candido beneath the aqueduct and opted to dine instead at Casa Duque (Calle de Cervantes), ducking in just as the rain began to pour again. We ordered six set menus (28€ per meal) for seven of us, and they brought out an entire roasted suckling pig for us to admire and photograph before carving it up and serving it to our stomachs. It was the best pig I’ve EVER had (and there are plenty of food connoisseurs/snobs amongst us), even better than at Botin’s in Madrid! The portions were HUGE, and the service was excellent, jolly, and witty. When asked about the pig, and our waiter gave us an entire biography of Antonio, the 20-day-old piglet. We roared with laughter, tipsy fro...Read More

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Duque
Calle Cervantes, 12
Segovia, Spain 40001
+34 921462487

Rainy Day in June - Segovia

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Story/Tip

tapestry Photo, Segovia, Spain
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Alas, the rain fell shortly after we arrived in Segovia by train from Madrid's Atocha station. We had just walked from the train station to the aqueduct (a 15-minute walk) when the rain drops were released from the heavens like an answer to my husband's prayers. Just yesterday we had bemoaned the 100-plus heat in Madrid. It was a perfect day for a stroll in the rain amidst the backdrop of the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Segovia. The rain turned to hail and then stopped long enough for us to snap pictures by the impressive aqueduct. No mortar was used in this testament to 1st century AD construction and engineering. Did I really see hail here in Segovia in the middle of June??! ...Read More

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