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Segovia was  declared  a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985,  with numerous amazing historic  buildings. The ancient aqueduct, fairy-tale Alcázar , majestic cathedral,  awe-inspiring Romanesque churches, and the medieval old town,  reveal Segovia's rich cultural heritage.


Roman  Aqueduct

The  magnificent   2000  year  old   Roman  aqueduct, 16km long,  dominates all the town.  One  of  the best  remaining  examples  of  Roman's great  engineering.​ 

Roman  Aqueduct, Segovia

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Segovia Cathedral

Segovia Cathedral is located in the Plaza Mayor (main square) of the city, built between 1525 and 1577 during the reign of Charles V, it is an impressive Gothic cathedral which looms over the town of Segovia.


There are many exquisite features in the interior, from the paintings on the wall to religious artworks. The most outstanding are the numerous great stained glass windows depicts Biblical scenes, artworks such as the Crying over the Dead Christ and the Altarpiece.

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Segovia Cathedral

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Standing majestically on a high rocky crag, dominating Segovia’s skyline, the Alcázar is a wonderful sight,  simply breathtaking. It is believed that this magnificent castle inspired two iconic Disney castles Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella Castle. Disney also used the Alcázar inspiration again to design Cinderella Castle, the symbolic fairytale castle of Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland.


The Alcázar was built on the site of  a 12th century Roman fort, but apart from the foundations, little of the original structure remains.  It's one of the most famous castles among the Spanish Kings, as they chose to reside here for its charming exterior, that shaped like the bow of a ship.

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Alcázar, Segovia

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Salamanca historical importance is due to its University, one of the oldest of Europe and best in Spain. 

Many international students there for learning the Spanish language. The city lies on several hills by the Tormes River. The historic centre was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to a magnificent ensemble of monuments, with outstanding examples of different architectural styles; Romanesque, Baroque, Plateresque, and Gothic. It is another Spain’s  elegant cities and rich cultural heritage. 

Salamanca Cathedrals

Salamanca boasts two cathedrals that stand side by side. The Old cathedral dating from the 12th century, was built in the Romanesque styles, while the New Cathedral from the 16th century in the Gothic style. Both are authentic jewels of Salamanca.


Tower and Dome of the New Cathedral Cathedral, Salamanca

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The Domes of the New and Old  Cathedral, Salamanca

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The Old Cathedral, Salamanca

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The Old Cathedral, Salamanca

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Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor is the main square in the heart of Salamanca, the seat of the city's Town Hall and a popular gathering area for locals  . It was built in the 18th century, with traditional lavish Spanish baroque style, flanked by bars, ice cream parlors, restaurants and varieties of shops . A very handy place to pick up some souvenirs home.


Plaza Mayor, Salamanca

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Town Hall in Plaza Mayor, Salamanca

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Roman Bridge (Puente Romano de Salamanca)

The Salamanca Roman Bridge (Puente Romano de Salamanca) is a picturesque stone arched bridge built in the 1st century AD. The bridge crosses one of the widest stretches of the Tormes River.

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Roman Bridge,  Salamanca

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this picturesque town is entirely enclosed by impressive medieval walls. The wall is 2,500 meters long with 90 fortified towers surrounding the old city. Behind the city walls of this Castile-Leon capital there is a valuable set of churches and Renaissance palaces that bear witness to the past wealth of the town as a textile centre.

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Walls of Avila

Built during the 12th century , this impressive fortifications, 2.5 km barrier of stone and granite, with 88 semicircular towers and 9 gates that surround the city. It is one of the best-conserved example of their kind in the world. Don’t leave Avila without walking around the ramparts of the walls.


The Walls of Avila

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The Walls of Avila

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Cathedral  of  Avila

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Cathedral  of  Avila

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Basilica di San Vicente, Avila


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Convent of Saint Teresa, Avila

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Los Cuatro Postes

An old monument right outside of the Avila city walls, the shrine marks the spot where St. Teresa's uncle stopped her from seeking martyrdom in battle with the Moors. Offers many panoramic viewpoints and great pictures opportunity. 

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Los Cuatro Postes (Viewpoint of the Four Posts)

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