Segovia Travel Guide

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A perfectly preserved Roman aqueduct is the fitting symbol of this 2 000-year-old city: It's full of structures from the past performing the duties of the present including many shops restaurants and hotels housed in ancient buildings. The 1 800-ft/550-m aqueduct provides water for most of the city's fountains. Elsewhere along the winding streets you?ll find a 16th-century cathedral monuments-look for the statue of the Roman wolf suckling Romulus and Remus-and several monasteries.  Queen Isabella was crowned in Segovia's Alcazar, whose throne room has a magnificent handcrafted gold-leaf and ivory ceiling.  It is also widely known as Walt Disney's inspiration for Cinderella's Castle, and it was also featured in the Orson Welles film, Chimes at Midnight.  Segovia is a very pleasant city and an easy day trip from Madrid. 45 mi/70 km northwest of Madrid.

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