Things to see and do - Astorga
Astorga Travel guide
Astorga : Michelin's recommendations
Already renowned at the time of the Romans, Astorga developed in the Middle Ages thanks to the fairs and activities which entertained pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela. Food-enthusiasts will enjoy Astorga's mantecadas, a type of brioche. In the Plaza Mayor, note the famous clock crowning the town hall, where two costumed “maragatos” (a cross between a Goth and a Moor) appear every hour.
Tourist attractions Astorga : Things to see and do
Plaza de Eduardo Castro
This Modernist interpretation (1889) of a medieval palace is by Gaudi and constructed from local materials: granite from Monte Arenas, brick from Jimenez de Jamuz and slate from Galicia. In the chapel, the building's finest setting, are sculptures, f..
pl. de la Catedral
This church was built over several centuries, from the 15-18C. On the façade, note the bas-reliefs of the porch, a fine Descent of the Cross above the door and inside, behind the main altar, the retable. The museum contains a fine collection of silve..
Matadero Viejo, 11 E - 24700 Astorga
This hotel is located in Astorga, just 150 metres from the cathedral. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a seating area with a sofa and flat-screen TV. The elegant rooms at El Descanso de Wendy feature wooden floors and private bath..
Los Sitios, 7 E - 24700 Astorga
Prix Prices from : 50 €
Set in a beautiful Art Nouveau mansion in central Astorga, this hotel is just 100 metres from Antoni Gaudí’s Episcopal Palace. It offers a spa and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Hotel Spa Ciudad de As..
Plaza San Bartolomé, 3 E - 24700 Astorga
Hotel Restaurante La Peseta is centrally located beside San Bartolomé Church in Astorga, on the Santiago Pilgrimage Route. Just 10 minutes’ walk from Astorga Cathedral, it offers free Wi-Fi and 24-hour reception. Air-conditioned rooms feature wooden..
La Magdalena 1 E - 24718 Castrillo de los Polvazares
Well run by a young couple. It has a rustic regional décor, a simple set-up and matching service. It also has rooms. There are also cosy and personalised bedrooms with wood ceilings and floors.
Jardín E - 24718 Castrillo de los Polvazares
A well-located sturdy property with an entrance hall/reception area selling typical local products. It has various dining rooms decorated in a rustic-contemporary style and a glass-fronted terrace. The star dish is a hearty stew, the 'Cocido Maragato..
Los Sitios 7 E - 24700 Astorga
Santiago 1 E - 24700 Astorga
This restaurant is popular with pilgrims following the Way of St James. It serves typical regional dishes and specialities such as cocido maragato (a local stew) at reasonable prices.
Portería 2 E - 24700 Astorga
This restaurant began as a grill house, but has now expanded its menu to include various traditional dishes and stews, just like grandma used to make. The interior is in a contemporary-rustic style.