Travel to Spain and discover the history of the city of Segovia with its magnification cathedral and Roman aqueducts.
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Host: Segovia, where the rivers Itisma and Glamorous come together the whimsical but mighty Algafar rises above the limestone bluff like a sheep’s proud out of the water. The cathedral of Segovia stands in the former Jewish quarter, it was built in the 16th century. At the other end of town, one of the most impressive roman arch reduction existence. It has changed little over time and it stand proudly as one of the world’s greatest archeological monuments.
Female 1: I’m really proud of living here in Segovia because I really like but this is my opinion, I like to live in a small city.
Host: There is nothing small about Segovia’s roman equinox. Constructed for more than 20,000 stones, it’s an architectural masterpiece and one of the largest roman constructions still standing in Spain. Its 156 arches were used to carry water from the Rio Frio several miles away. Of the long roads to Segovia lead to the Algafar, cars are no longer allowed to drive beneath as a grant was recently found to be crumbling in places. Still the Aqua dock has withstood the test of time.
Female 2: It is said that this absolute pass 156 arch, it has here and this is the tiniest path, so we have 29 meters, I don’t know how much in feet but its a lot I think and I’m curious in relating to this arch. There is nothing between each system, no mortar, nothing that keep them together except pressure.
Host: Latino legion say’s that the Aqua Dock was built by the devil in one night and not by the roman’s at all, in any event, it carried water until the 20th century. Underneath the Aqua Dock, a landmark is Segovian cuisine, for generations the Candido family has been preparing Segovia’s most re-known dish, suckling pig.
Female 3: It was Candido, the man who saw the city of Segovia in a restaurant way speaking and it was the first of him to Segovia was very well known in that way because of our typical design in the succulent pig, you know. When you very well cook, you can carry—yes we have this, we have plate on this so its very tasteful and very good.
Male: Ladies and gentlemen, the occasion of your visit in the history of Calcala Segovia, we’ve got the roast suckling pig with this. it is a tradition that was passed out in times of our heavily force of Castila and it was taken with special permission of the king, you don’t need permission for today and taste this.
Host: Segovia’s other great landmark, the Alkafar rises above the gulf of two rivers at the western edge of the city. It has been a mirage and a child’s dream, like something from a fairy tale.
Female 3: It is said that the all safety of Segovia is seems to be as big as the dome shape because of this, I thought the world and it is said that this is where the crown of this dome shape because it is in a pointed way. And curiously just in this side is the glamorous valley and there is the other valley, so both rivers meet just at the end of this stone sheet, at the end of this gulf.
Host: The style is a combination of Arabian and German influences. Originally a medieval castle, it was destroyed by fire in the 19th century and reconstructed according to contemporary taste in castles at that time. One can almost imagine the fair haired damsel in distress signaling from one of its watch towers. The Hablos Segovia’s old town is the Blafa Manior.
Female 4: This is a typical square with the balconies looking at this square, so normally this kind of bull fights, typical from Spain used to take place here in this square. And of course, this square is very important—it’s a lot of important because of the cathedral that was built during the 16th century, the 17th century and I think the 18th century. Since 1525 until 1768, here we are 1,005 meters over the sheet. So it is said that this is the lady of all the cathedral here in Spain because you can see 14 kilometers far away, this cathedral okay from everywhere and its nice to see how she get up as a lady over the rest of the buildings. And its interesting to know that this is the last gothic cathedral that we built here in Spain. We are talking about the 16th century, the beginning of the 16th century and that’s the renaissance period, so it must be a renaissance cathedral but it was a gothic cathedral. Okay, so that’s because it’s the last one.
Female 5: This gate is very expensive for the Segovian people because this man, San Fuito he always lock our saint and every 24th of October at midnight, all the Segovian people come here to see how he pans the faith. In fact its impossible to see, maybe he pass the face, he turn the face, when we close our eyes, so anyway just to meet him because he just said that the good he has in his hands is the book of the history of Segovia. And when he finishes to turn on the faces of this book the history of Segovia will be finished.
Host: Just as many pages have been turned, many more will surely follow. The sense of history within an hour of Madrid is overwhelming and if the past is any indication of the future this area is and will remain El Corazon.