We had to walk over the moat and drawbridge â“ thatâs right, they were real! Although there is very little water in the moat these days, it was very deep. They donât 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:
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Europe » Spain » Castile & León » Salamanca 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