On the way back to Barcelona from Madrid, my host family and I made a quick stop in the city Segovia in the region of Castille and León. Segovia is most widely known for its Roman aqueduct; a manmade channel in the form of a bridge that is used for sending water across a valley. The Aqueduct of Segovia consists of 25,000 granite blocks, more than 170 arches and extends 818 metres. It proves to be one of the largest and best-preserved aqueducts in the Roman empire and is even featured on the city’s coat of arms. Another important landmark in Segovia is the Cathedral of Segovia, whose construction finished in 1768, making it the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain. The cathedral stands in the very spot Isabel I was proclaimed the Queen of Castille in 1474. Although it is a very small city, Segovia contains important historical landmarks whose beautifully crafted structures make them a phenomenon in Spain and a popular tourist attraction.

Author: Daniella Sousa

I have recently taught abroad and developed a love for travel. I am a current Bachelor of Education student and a lifetime lover of writing. I believe the world needs a little more adventure, love and positivity and that everyone should find the courage to get up and follow their dreams.

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