This city is only about 70 Km from Madrid and it's very well known for two main things: Aqueduct (from the Romans Period) and Baby Roasted Pig (translation from 'oOOo', or little pig, Gods' food for people).
If you want to have a pleasant day in Segovia, you can taste this food in a lot of places there. And to begin with, it's strongly recommended to ask for 'Judiones de la Granja', that's Big Beans from Segovia.
Cathedral in Profile
The views from by the parador and just around it are exceptional on a bright day. This shows one of the best views you can get of the cathedral. I shot it from just by the parador (I had to hop over a safety barrier first - there's quite a drop down to the road.)
There are also excellent views to the Alcazar and most of the old town (although the view of the Aquaduct is not so good due to the angle).
If you view the cathedral from the Plaza Mayor, you will see the left hand side of the cathedral, so quite surprisingly you can't see the largest tower (right hand side), so I thought I would show the church in its full glory here. Go in early Spring time when all of the blossom is out (late March), this one isn't actually Almond, but similar in colour.
Segovia’s famous food is roasted baby pig. Small baby pigs roasted in the oven – loads of restaurants selling this typical food can be found on the streets around Plaza Mayor. I’ve heard some people say it is a strange thing to eat – as it is also very common in Portugal I must confess I am not shocked and I find it tasty.
La Granja de San Ildefonso
L a Granja de San Ildefonso (or simply, "La Granja") was created by the king of French origin Felipe V, as a "copy" of Versailes.
It has a Palace, gardens (more "Romantic" than the ones of Versailes), and is famous for its fountains, as well as the forests and mountains of its surroundings.
On such a chilly day and after going up all those steps on the Castle’s Tower we were just needing a hot drink. We stopped at Plaza Mayor, before entering the Cathedral, and enjoyed a quick snack at Limon and Menta. This place has fantastic pastry – both tasty and with excellent presentation. It is situated in one of the corners of Plaza Mayor and it is mainly conceived to take way pastries, chocolates and candies. It has only 2 or 3 tables and I must confess that if the cake and hot chocolate weren’t so delicious I would be complaining about their lousy service right now.