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Approaching the Castle  
   

Approaching the Castle

We had to walk over the moat and drawbridge – that’s right, they were real! Although there is very little water in the moat these days, it was very deep. They don’t put the draw-bridge up anymore, but in the days of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand when they had to hide in the castle during battles, they used it a lot!
Knights of Segovia

October 15th 2008
We left at 9am by bus for Segovia which is about 2 hours from Salamanca. Once there, we met our guide, Elvira, and she told us about the Roman aqueduct, which is the best preserved aqueduct in Europe. Some believe that it was built by the Romans in the 1st century to bring water from the mountains, a few kilometers in the distance, to the city. The Segovian legend is this: ... read more
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Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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