The road bends right round as you enter San Marcos, one of the most beautiful places that skirt the city walls of Segovia. It’s incredible to think that a small city enclave like this, surrounded by vegetable plots, with so few houses and streets, could be so full of beauty and history. Here you have the Church of Veracruz perched on the San Marcos prairie, affording a magnificent view of the Alcazar, and you have the banks of the River Eresma, or the sanctuary of the Virgin of Fuencisla. It’s hardly surprising that it was the birthplace of one of Spain’s greatest photographers, José María Heredero, who was better than anyone at capturing the stunning splendor of Castile.