Segovia, Spain

Ashley Brown

Segovia is a historic city northwest of Madrid in central Spain. Its centuries of settlement have resulted in a rich architectural legacy, including medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and a Gothic cathedral. Its ionic ancient Roman aqueduct has more than 160 arches, most in the original mortarless granite, and stands above Plaza Azoguejo in the heart of the city.

King Fernando & Queen Isabella

Many books state that Queen Isabella and King Fernando gave Christopher Columbus his commission while they are residing Cordoba. The court was officially based in Cordoba then, and Isabella was residing in the Alcazar Castle on the banks on the Guadalquivir River. Queen Isabella and King Fernando were the first ones to start building the castle but did not finish it.