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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.

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Tourist attractions Astorga : Things to see and do

  • Astorga's Bishop's Palace Interesting

    Plaza de Eduardo Castro E - Astorga

    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..

  • Cathedral Interesting

    pl. de la Catedral E - 24700 Astorga

    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..

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Hotels Astorga

  • Hotel Spa Ciudad de Astorga

    Los Sitios, 7 E - 24700 Astorga

    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..

  • El Descanso de Wendy

    Matadero Viejo, 11 E - 24700 Astorga

    Prix Prices from : 59 €

    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..

  • Posada Real Casa de Tepa

    Santiago, 2 E - 24700 Astorga

    Set in the walled town of Astorga, Casa Tepa is next to the cathedral and Gaudí Palace. This restored 18th-century palace offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma-screen TVs. Formerly home to the Earl of Tepa, Casa de Tepa’s most famous resid..

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Restaurants Astorga

  • Cuca la Vaina Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Casa Coscolo Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Serrano Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Chalet de Josele Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Los Sitios 7 E - 24700 Astorga

  • Las Termas Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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