It’s barely even 3 days since I came back from Europe, and now my heart itches to get back there.
I will just post up some pictures taken in Segovia, Spain as I am kinda busy with my work in Penang this week. Thus, it will be a brief entry this round.
I am absolutely in love with the autumn atmosphere in Spain.
Here I am outside the El Escorial, which is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum and school.
El Escorial, is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres northwest of the capital, Madrid, in Spain.
It is a popular tourist attraction, often visited by day-trippers from Madrid like us.
When we were on the way to the Valley of the Fallen from El Escorial, we saw some snowfall! You can’t believe how excited I was. I finally saw snow for the very first time.
Valley of the Fallen is situated 20 minutes drive from El Escorial, and about one hour’s drive from Madrid.
The most significant moment of the day would be the SNOW!
Known as the Valle de los Caidos in Spanish, it took more than 15 years to complete. It consists of a concrete cross nearly 150 m (nearly 500 ft) high, built on top of a huge crypt tunneled out of solid granite inside the mountain itself.
The gigantic cross were erected specifically to honor the deaths of people who died ‘for Spain’ during General Franco’s reign.
The Aqueduct of Segovia, typically the most recognized and famous symbol of Segovia, terminates at the entrance of the historic section.
Segovia is situated north of Madrid, and can be reached by bullet train in 35 minutes from Madrid. Another UNESCO World Heritage city which is rich in mixed history of Roman and Moorish rule.
Alright, I get it. You must be bored with the history lessons I am providing here. I get it. I get it.
Anyone wants to eat with me?
Alright, that’s all for now! I guess you could tell me more of your insight if you have visited Segovia.