Segovia lies at an altitude of 1000m. From far awy we can see snow covered mountains – and this in Spain end of May!
The biking track to the city – always downhill – I think of the way back…It leads along a huge Roman aqueduct – almost one kilometer long and up to 29m high! It was still used in the 20. century. An imposing structure and a technical masterpiece from the 1./2. century – the huge building blocks of granite don’t need any plaster!
Many bus tourists walk around this city. The bike makes it easy for us to escape and reach different not so busy quarters – like the jewish quarter.
We notice this sign in front of some houses. Does anybody know the meaning?
The plaque you show is the logo for the ‘Caminos de Sefarad’ or ‘Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters’. It is based on an outline of the Iberian Peninsular. (Turn your picture 90 degrees anti-clockwise.) The ‘Caminos’ is a non profit public association with the goals of protecting the urban, architectural, historical, artistic and cultural Sephardic heritage in Spain. (Seehttp://www.redjuderias.org)
At the other end of town sits the “Alcazar”, the castle of Segovia.
From here the view to the city is quite nice – please note the snow covered mountains in the background!
And now we have to bike back – uphill all the time! Our neighbor at the campground is only smiling about my exhausted breathing. He is 70 years old and from Kattowitz in Polen. He flew to Barcelona and after touring through Spain he plans to reach Aachen in Germany – and all this with his bike!