Guest Blog from SU Madrid: Tina Lin

Credit Tina LinThis past Sunday I took an impromptu trip with my friend out of Madrid to explore more of Spain. We decided on Segovia, a city in one of Spain’s autonomous regions, Castile and Leon. It cost only fifteen euros by bus and forty minutes of excitement to get there. On our arrival, we followed various signs guiding us towards the information center and the lovely aqueducts of the Roman Empire. The attendants at the center were kind and helpful in guiding our day and providing appropriate sites that fit our college budget. The sites were all conveniently located on a straight line across the city. I regretfully visited Segovia on a Sunday, when most shops, museums, and religious sites are closed for the day. However, we were able to visit the Segovia Cathedral, the Alcazar of Segovia, and the city’s old Jewish quarters for just eight euros.

We were only able to see a few of the sites and missed out on their modern art museum, Synagogue, and a few sites in the Jewish quarter. However, we were able to enjoy the narrow corridors of Segovia’s streets and the bustle of the city’s tourists and residents.  The weather was perfect, the sun was shining, and their famous “Cochinillo Asado,” or roasted sucking pig, was available in most restaurants. I couldn’t ask for more.

I would advise future travelers to go on a Saturday when most sites are open, and to bring a “partner in crime” to enjoy the city.


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