I booked a tour to Avila and Segovia I had originally planned on doing on my own but the way things were going with my knee decided to take a tour. I wanted to go on Sunday but they said that was not a good day so I booked the tour for Monday despite possible rain. I was up early so I could grab a coffee and a quick bite at McDonald's. I had to be at the place the tour was leaving from by 8.45 am. I looked at the Metro and I could not find a way to take the Metro that went near where the tour left from so I set out in the rain up hill walk of about 30 mins I got there just in time. It was a tough way to say the least.
The tour first went to Avila which is known for its imposing Walls of Avila which started being built in 1090. The walls have 88 blocks or semicircular towers. It is the largest fully illuminated monument in the world. Unfortunately we only able to see a very small section as they did not stop where you could have a good view.
|Basilica San Vicente|
|Convent of st Teresa|
|could not believe this soda machine holy pepsi|
|Teresa of Avila|
Afterwards we boarded the bus and headed to Segovia I had to listen to this woman complain about having to go look in churches and Cathedrals and she said we better not have to go to one more stupid Catholic church and those Catholics are so stupid with Saints they do not understand when you find Jesus you are a saint, I just ignored her she was very ignorant.
We arrived in Segovia and took a quick walking tour and stopped for a few moments at the Aqueduct of Segovia before we headed to the restaurant for our lunch. I saw with a couple from Hawaii and it was a nice lunch although I was not fond of the roast pig that was part of the meal but I sure enjoyed the wine. They kept pouring some in my glass. It was almost time to meet with our guide at the Cathedral but I decided to get another view of the Aqueduct and walked with some people originally from Cuba we had a nice chat.
|Aqueduct of Segovia|
|The Roman aqueduct of Segovia built c AD 50|
|This does not show just how impressive this was|
I hurried along to the Cathedral but the stairs I had to climb on the way were killer for my leg. I got to the Cathedral a bit late and the guide had already gone inside but I took them at the admission desk I was catching up with my tour.