The Temple of Debod in Madrid, a rarity of ancient Egyptian architecture that can be seen outside of Egypt. It was a gift from Egypt to Spain as it was possibly going to be submerged due to the building of the Aswan Dam
A cozy little plaza in the shadow of a Roman period relic built around 70AD as daylight was disappearing.
Holy Week procession through Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Segovia was slightly less crowded but only because we stuck to the quieter streets on the outskirts of the city, sometimes inside and at other times outside its walls. With snow still on the surrounding mountain peaks, Segovia was also much cooler than Madrid and Toledo. But more about these cities in a later blog post.
But Spain did not conquer me either. There were many highlight that I will remember for a life time, but Spain did not blow me away the way France and Italy did. But then I have not seen the winemaking valleys of La Rioja, or the hilltop towns of Aragon. Nor did we ventured south to Andalusia with its Moorish history or experienced the desolated plains of Extremadura or the white beaches of the Costa del Sol. But what I saw was more than enough to justify the visit and I certainly would not mind returning one day again.