We’re a group of students from María Moliner Secondary School in Segovia. We’re going to present to you our city and our school.
Segovia is a city located in the centre of Spain, very close to Madrid.
But since not all of us are from the city of Segovia, first we’re going to show you some pictures of our villages. Trescasas Palazuelos de Eresma San Cristóbal Hontanares de Eresma La Lastrilla
OUR CITY Segovia has been declared a World Heritage Site because it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Monuments in Segovia. Next we will show you some of our city’s monuments, along with some short captions. We hope you don’t get bored.
The Aqueduct was built by the Romans in the first century. It’s so grandiose that legend says that it was built by the devil.
The Alcázar Segovia’s castle, the alcázar, was completed between the 12th and 16th centuries. Its current façade, which is largely a result of restorations due to an 1864 fire, has been copied by Walt Disney’s castles.
The Cathedral. <ul><li>Called the “Lady of the Cathedrals”, it was built between 1525 and 1577 to replace the Romanesque temple that was partly destroyed during the Castilian War of the Communities. </li></ul>
La Casa de los Picos. House-fortress that controlled access to the city through the main gate of the city wall.
The Mint: La Casa de la Moneda. <ul><li>Coins were minted in Segovia beginning in Roman times. The mint itself dates back to 1455 during the reign of Henry IV. </li></ul>
The City Wall. It was rebuilt in the 11 th century and surrounds Segovia beginning at the Alcázar.
The Churches of Segovia Romanesque architecture predominates among Segovian churches . The churches in Segovia were built in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Church of the Vera Cruz <ul><li>The Church of the Vera Cruz is one of the most exceptional examples of Spanish Romanesque architecture. </li></ul><ul><li>Th e origin has been associated with the Templars and the knights of Santo Sepulcro. </li></ul>
Near Segovia <ul><li>In the outskirts of Segovia there are beautiful palaces, such as the palace and gardens of La Granja de San Ildefonso. </li></ul>
Our school is called “María Moliner” It’s located in a neighbourhood called La Albuera and is composed of 1000 students and 100 teachers. Our school
We have specific classes for music, technology, labs… The school also offers vocational training programs.
Our school has got a bilingual program in which natural sciences and social sciences are taught in English, although we do not all participate in the program.
<ul><li>School days begin very early. We get up around seven. Classes begin at 8:30 and end at 14:20. </li></ul>After we get ready and have breakfast, many of us have to catch the bus, which takes us to school.
But it’s not all studying. After having lunch and doing our homework, many of us participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, judo, choir, sevillanas…
<ul><li>We use weekends for catching up on studying, helping out at home, watching TV, going out for a walk, or shopping with our parents or friends. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Well, we hope we haven’t bored you too much with our presentation and that it’s helped you get to know us a little better. </li></ul>Bye…!
<ul><li>2 º ESO Students (13 years old) </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Department of English </li></ul>