Sunday, 20 November 2016

Spain: Segovia

On Thursday I got five postcards from Spain.

One of them shows various sights of Segovia. Segovia is a historic city near Madrid. In 1474 Isabella I of Castile was crowned there. The Segovia Cathedral (upper row) was built between 1525 and 1577. It was the last Spanish church built in the Gothic style. The Alcazar of Segovia (lower row left picture) was first mentioned in 1120. It was one of the favourite residences of the Kings of Castile. The Aqueduct of Segovia (lower row right picture) was built in the 1st Century. It is one of the most important Roman monuments on the Iberian peninsula. The Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct are since 1985 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Rural Architecture (from set of three) (issued 10-10-2016)


Thank You very much Belén!

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