Salamanca Day 7

Today we had a early start at 8am for our group trip to Segovia and Avila.

In Segovia we visited the Roman aqueduct built in the 1st century, which is still standing today with no mortar to hold the stones together.

We followed the aqueduct through numerous plazas until we reached the royal palace of Alcazar. Here Queen Isabel was crowned or as some believe, crowned herself.

After the Alcazar, the students had some time to grab lunch and explore the town before we left for Avila.

Avila is famous for the wall that surrounds it, with 9 gates of entry. Once entering through one of the gates, we visited cathedrals, plazas, and the finger of Santa Teresa.

In Avila I also rewarded the boys with a lemonade for winning the creative photo contest of the day.

We arrived back in Salamanca at 8pm, just in time for dinner!

Walking in Avila

Walking in Avila

Thatcher statue

Thatcher statue

Resting in the church

Resting in the church

Peeking out form Alcazar

Peeking out from Alcazar

Group tour in Segovia

Group tour in Segovia

Checking out the view from the Alcazar

Checking out the view from the Alcazar

Creative photo contest winners

Creative photo contest winners

End of the aqueduct

End of the aqueduct

Girls posing with the mermaid

The girls posing with the mermaid

Group in front of the aqueduct

Group in front of the aqueduct

Beatles of Avila

Beatles of Avila

Aqueduct in Segovia

Aqueduct in Segovia

Alcazat terrace

Alcazar terrace

Alcazar royal palace

Alcazar royal palace

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