It's Friday, September 21, 2018, we stopped in a small city located in the Central part of Spain. Segovia, which is an old town that is the home of the One of the greatest surviving monuments of Roman engineering aqueduct
In Granada, on March 31st 1492, just a few months after the final defeat of the Moors, the ‘Catholic Monarchs’, Isabel and Ferdinand, promulgated The Edict of Expulsion, decreeing that the Jews in all of Spain had four months to either convert to Christianity or leave the country. This ended almost 300 years of Jewish presence in Segovia.
A Jewish community can be traced back to 1215 and for almost 200 years there were few restrictions on their place of residence. That changed in 1412 when they were restricted to the area, more or less, around the present Cathedral but things worsened in 1481 when they were forced into much more of a ‘ghetto’, the area of this walking tour.
Decorative patterns on the facades
Small narrow streets in the Jewish Quarter
Jewish symbol with the shape of the Iberian Peninsula
Segovia Cathedral is the last Gothic cathedral to be built in Spain. Fronting the historic Plaza Mayor in Segovia, it stands on the spot where Isabella I was proclaimed Queen of Castile.
Alcazar de Segovia
The alcazar is a beautiful, extensive complex, and a part-time residence of the Spanish royal family.
View from the inside of the Castle.
View of the countryside
The Throne Room
Museum of Weaponry
Elaborately Golden Ceiling
More beautiful ceilings
More Military Weaponry
Back on the Street - there are plenty of shops to wander in and out around the City
Colorful plates and dishes
Decorative jars, cups and plates
We stopped a Restaurant Asador El Bernardino
We tried the very famous large bean soup - it was Fabulous!
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Map of Spain showing Segovia in the Central part of Spain!
We had a great day in Segovia, the 5 reasons to visit:
The Segovia Roman Aqueduct
The old City and the Jewish Quarter
The Cathedral de Segovia
The Alcazar de Segovia
Asador El Bernardino
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