In Segovia, the modern mingles with the medieval.
More so than in some of the other Spanish cities Alex visited,
the modern world has encroached upon the ancient downtown.
It's a modern, livable city, suitable for both tourists and residents.
It's a lively city, with wide streets reserved for pedestrians
(unlike, for example, Toledo,
where cars zoom through even the narrowest of streets.)
Segovia is a great town for wandering,
shopping, dining, hanging out, and, of course, running circles around statues.
In front of the Alcazar in Segovia. Alex was convinced that this was the castle of the wicked queen from Disney's
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
In the center of Segovia's Plaza Mayor (Main Square) a large
gazebo sits atop a high platform. During the day, a swarm of small
Spanish children and toddlers happily run up and down the gazebo's
steps and, with equal glee, stomp around in circles once inside the gazebo.
Were it not for the statue of Juan Bravo, the gazebo would
have easily been Alex's favorite attraction in Segovia.
So if you're ever looking for an overnight side trip from
Madrid, consider Segovia.
And if you go there, look up Juan Bravo for us, and tell him
that Alexander, of The Alexander Home Page, sends his regards.