Life, Culture and Travels from the perspective of a Cuban
Sunday in Segovia
Categories: Trips

We returned from a day with friends in the town of Segovia. The weather was gorgeous today so the clear blue sky added a perfect bonus to the natural beauty of the landscape along the way. The drive was as expected: short and fun. It actually reminded me of driving south in California because of the shape of the mountains and the vegetation. The ground is also rocky and sandy. Navacerrada looked stunning in the distance. Right after leaving Madrid we started seeing the sierra. I compared the mountains far away with cookies and cream scoops of ice cream. The snow was not covering the ground completely, the view was fabulous all the way north.

One of our friends made a lunch reservation in a Restaurant called Casa Zaca, which is a part of La Granja, another royal site in Segovia which was a country/summer place used by the Spanish crown. In order to get there, we had to drive through lovely tiny cobbled streets passing by all the royal buildings and houses. We got to the restaurant and had plenty of food and wine. It was just another day of eating under the Spanish sun. 🙂 We asked for Fariña Primero wine and torta de queso segoviana con mermelada de tomate (Segovian cheese used as a spread and tomato jam). It was so good that we ordered a second bottle of wine and a second Segovian cheese as well. I am starting to lose track of how much food I eat these days but I ended up having lamb as a main dish, among other things we shared.

Once full and happy we headed to the center of Segovia for a cortado coffee and to see the Roman aqueduct that I have been wanting to see since forever. This is one of the things I had to see at least one time in my life. The construction is magnificent. I felt it was pity to visit the city for a few hours when there is so much to admire in the area: the view of the city, the hills, the buildings, the cathedral and plaza, the medieval alcazar…

I can see why the city is loved by madrileños who like to spend their weekends sightseeing in Segovia or go there regularly on day trips. For me, coming from America, from a island in the Caribbean it was beyond cool to be standing in front of a Roman aqueduct, seeing the sunset.


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