Next to the aqueduct was this Telepizza. I was very excited to see it because it brought back fond memories from my mission in Portugal of seeing the Telepizza delivery boys zipping around on their scooters with the pizza boxes strapped to the back. I was happy to see that Telepizza was alive and well.
After checking out the aqueduct, we headed towards the castle by way of the cathedral. When we got to the cathedral, we opted to go in and I was reminded of how all of the old cathedrals start looking the same once you've been in a few. A lesson learned on my first tour of the Iberian Peninsula.
After our stop at the cathedral, we continued on toward the castle, enjoying the quiet atmosphere of a small, old European town. I have no formal photography training or skills, but I'm pretty excited about how this next picture turned out. In fact, it's one of my favorites from the trip because I think it does a good job of capturing that atmosphere.
After our stroll through the old city, we made it to the castle. Supposedly this castle is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle. I'll let you be the judge of that, but it was pretty sweet regardless.
After our tour through the castle, we headed back toward the Aqueduct and bus stop, hoping to stop in some shops along the way or perhaps get a bite to eat. It was lunchtime and we learned that the smaller towns in Spain adhere much more strictly to the Siesta rule than the big city of Madrid. NOTHING was open. In Madrid, the big shops and malls usually stayed open in spite of Siesta time. Not so in Segovia. So, we just wandered the streets back toward the bus stop.
We had a great time in Segovia! When we got back to Madrid, we met up with Mr. Frisby. After relaxing for a few minutes, we headed off to spend the evening at the Prado.