SEGOVIA

20/06/2017

Hoy, se pasó el día en Segovia, una ciudad en la región de Castilla y León. Cogimos un autobús por una hora desde Madrid hasta Segovia; no estaba muy lejos de Madrid con suerte. Al llegar, era una ciudad con tanta historia, casi como una vista del pasado. Es loco que los edificios se pudiera construir sin tecnología moderna hace unos siglos.

La catedral de Segovia / the Cathedral in Segovia
El acueducto de Segovia / the Aqueduct in Segovia
Primero, se vio la catedral gigante. Era la más grande que cualquiera iglesia que he visto antes.

Entonces, se vio el acueducto antiguo de la época romana de España. La geometría de esta estructura era muy bonita y se podía ver la belleza de las matemáticas.

Finalmente, se entró el castillo. No era un edificio gigante, pero los detalles de los cuartos eran lujosos. Era gracioso oir que éste fuera la casa de verano de la familia real. Nuestro guía nos dijo que el rey dijo “Madrid es para los políticos”. Yo supongo que ésta sea la razon por qué se fuera la familia real por los veranos.

No era un viaje largo, pero había mucho para ver. Que historia había. Yo espero ansiosamente por aprender más.

El castillo de Segovia / the Castle in Segovia

Natagnél

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June 20

Today, the day was spent in Segovia, a city in the region of Castilla & Leon. We took a bus for an hour from Madrid to Segovia; it was not very far from Madrid luckily. Upon arriving, it was a city with so much history, almost like a view of the past. It is crazy that the buildings were able to be built without modern technology a few centuries ago.

First, we saw the huge cathedral. It was bigger than any church I’ve seen before.

Then, we saw the ancient aqueduct from the Roman era of Spain. The geometry of this structure was beautiful and the beauty of the mathematics could be seen.

Finally, we entered the castle. It was not a giant building, but the details of the rooms were luxurious. It was funny to hear that this was the summer home of the royal family. Our guide told us that the King said “Madrid is for the politicians”. I guess this is the reason why the family left for the summers.

It was not a long trip, but there was a lot to see and a lot to learn. What history there was. I am anxiously awaiting to learn more.

Una vista del castillo encima de la fuente real de Segovia / A view of the castle on top of the Royal Fountain of Segovia
El jardín real de Segovia / the Royal Garden in Segovia
Los tronos reales de Segovia / The Royal thrones in Segovia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Natagnél Frisella is a senior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, studying Spanish Language & Literature. Natagnél is traveling through Spain this summer 2017, concluding with the UMKC Spanish Program based at the University of Granada in Southern Spain.

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