The mosaics of Segovia

The Roman Aqueduct of Segovia
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Segovia is one of the most beautiful Spanish cities. The staple of the city is the Aqueduct (Ist century AD) located in the Plaza del Azoguejo but all the old city is a monument which must be visited if you come to Spain. Another emblematic building of the city is the Alcazar (XIInd century) which was the Royal palace of the Kings of Castile in Medieval times:

Alcazar of SegoviaPhotography by Carlos Dorce

Alcazar of Segovia
Photography by Carlos Dorce

Segovia is also a very mathemtical place. There is not any particular museum or palace but a walk around the old city displays the reason why I am writing this post: it is full of mosaics on the facades of the buildings:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

There are a lot of buildings with this kind of decoration and we can find some examples of the 17 symmetry groups in which we can clasify all the mosaics represented on the plane. For example:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Cascales Palace
Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

If you want to take pictures of mosaics you must go to Segovia and enjoy its mathematical facades. I think that I must come back to Segovia to o a mathematical study about all these wonderful mosaics.

Location: Segovia (map)

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