Our students had the opportunity to visit the historic city of Segovia over the Thanksgiving holiday! They visited its cathedral, nicknamed “The Lady of Cathedrals” on account of being the most recently constructed Gothic cathedrals in Europe, having been built between the 16th and 18th centuries.
They also toured La Granja, a royal palace built by the first Bourbon king of Spain, Philip V. This monarch of French origin inherited the Spanish throne at the beginning of the 18th century, starting a new dynasty in Spain. The palace was meant to imitate Versailles and houses countless works of art.
Finally, they paid a visit to the Roman aqueduct. This aqueduct is one of the best samples of Imperial Roman engineering that has lasted unto our days.
By Peter A. Lehn, former student of Shoreless Lake School