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Astorga

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Added on 29 Oct 2012,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 27 Jan 2021

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Type of sights

Heritage building(s)

 

Name and address

Astorga

ES-24700 Astorga

Geodetic coordinates

42.457548 -6.057346

Communication

Catedral de Santa María
Catedral de Santa María
Muralla, Palacio Gaudí, Catedral de Astorga
Muralla, Palacio Gaudí, Catedral de Astorga
plaza mayor de Astorga
plaza mayor de Astorga
Albergue de peregrinos de Astorga
Albergue de peregrinos de Astorga

Astorga is a town in the province of León, northern Spain. It lies southwest of the provincial capital of León, and is the head of the council (comarca) of La Maragatería. The river Tuerto flows through it.

Astorga lies in the area of the Maragatos, a small ethnic and cultural community with distinctive customs and architecture. The town lies along the French route of the Way of St. James (Spanish: Camino de Santiago). Saint Turibius of Astorga was bishop of the city in the 5th century.

Main sights

  • Catedral de Santa María de Astorga Wikipedia Icon
  • 19th century Episcopal Palace Wikipedia Icon (Palacio Espiscopal), designed by Antoni Gaudí.
  • Town Hall, construction started in 1683. It is a Baroque edifice with three towers in its façade, the middle one including the bells.
  • Roman archaeological remains, including those of the original military camp, the sewers, two baths (late 1st and 3rd century AD), remains of the forum and several mosaics.
  • Remains of the ancient city walls.

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Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Astorga, Spain', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 October 2012, 04:51 UTC, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Astorga,_Spain&oldid=515575904 [accessed 29 October 2012]

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Added on 29 Oct 2012,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 27 Jan 2021