Segovia

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Segovia was the first stop in my tour of UNESCO cities of Spain during the Lenten/Easter season. I was interested in comparing some of the traditions with those I had experienced in Sicily. The high points included the Piazza Mayor with its porticos and Gothic cathedral, the Roman aqueduct stretching away from the city, the Plaza de San Martin and the Mudejar tower of the church of San Martin, the Alcázar with its fairy tale castle appearance, and following the trail of markers delineating the Jewish quarters. Of course, there was some just general wandering through the narrow streets. Outside the city walls is the little 12 sided church of Vera Cruz which was built as a Templar church in 1208 to house a relic of the True Cross. Further away is "Little Versailles", San Ildefonso de la Granja, the palace built by Felipe V.  

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