Gallery: Escorial, Valley of the Fallen, Segovia

Angela DeCarlo, Stories Chief

On Jan. 30, the Spanish Exchange took an excursion to see the monastery palace Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen, and the Alcazar in Segovia.

When we arrived in Segovia, it was pouring. The Alcazar was a favorite residence of the Crown of Castile in the Middle Ages, a kingdom that would later become Spain. It was the palace of Ferdinand and Isabella who commissioned Christopher Columbus 1492 voyage.