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..
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..
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 Ingeniero Eduardo de Castro, 6 E - 24700 Astorga
Hotel Gaudi is set opposite Astorga's Santa María Cathedral and Gaudí’s Episcopal Palace, on the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage Route. Its dining room offers views of the palace. Typical meals from León and the Maragato region are served at Hotel..
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.
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.
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.
Los Sitios 7 E - 24700 Astorga
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..