To be sure, I was unable to resist checking out the exposed section of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman aqueduct or paying a visit to Segovia's Alcazar while I was in the area. However, I ended up eschewing the opportunity to spend time in the city's cathedral in favor of doing such as going wandering in the areas beyond the old town walls rather than just those encircled by them.
A confession: it was in large part due to my wanting to get better views of the Alcazar then I had been treated to while walking through the old town to it that I decided to descend several meters down to the plain below from the rocky bluff on which the bulk of the old town stands and take a circuitous route back to the part of the city where most tourists were to be found. Along the way, I got to spend time in areas that were greener as well as quieter than much of where I had previously ventured in Spain, and made that walk feel at times like an actual hike in the country that got the adrenaline flowing and my spirits soaring in a way that I don't think a visit to yet another historic place of worship would have! ;b
The Gothic cathedral which I was content to just view
from the outside -- so sue me!
Click on the above image and I think you'll understand why I preferred
to spend a good bulk of my time in Segovia walking around outdoors instead!
Minutes before I took the plunge and ventured
down to the plain below...
A far better view of the Alcazar than one can get from
the rocky bluff on which the old town sits
Solitary angler doing his thing by the river
Another stunning view of the enchanted looking Alcazar!
the old Jewish cemetery
A view of Segovia old town, including the top of
its cathedral, from outside the old town wall :)