Astorga traces its origins to ancient Romans. Lying at the junction of two Spanish routes, which became pilgrim roads during the Middle Ages, Astorga has a bounty of historical riches. On a weekend, Astorga promises plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in history. While there, make your stay as comfortable as possible in one of the Astorga hotels. From the hotel, you can walk the same Via de la Plata road used by the Romans to transport mine yields. Or stroll a section of the Pilgrim’s Route to Santiago and try to imagine their religious zeal that prompted the long walk. After immersing yourself in the historic origins of Astorga, visit the Cathedral constructed in 1551. With a High Altar elaborately carved by the famous artist Gaspar Becerra, the beautiful church is a testament to centuries-old faith. Hotels in Astorga make great spots to begin your stroll.
In Astorga, touring the Pilgrimage Museum should be on the list of planned activities. Housed in the Bishop’s Palace, it tells of the trials and tribulations of the Pilgrims. The Bishop Palace is a classic Neogothic architectural design. After touring the museum, plan on visiting the Plaza Romana. Containing the remains of a 3rd century building, you can see actual surviving Roman mosaic floors. Astorga, conceived under the old Roman Empire, has a myriad of archeological treasures that have been carefully stored and displayed for a tourist’s delight. Finally, no tour of Astorga would be complete without visiting the Gardens of La Sinagoga. Shop for discount hotels. The area offers a good selection of Astorga cheap hotels. Get help making your reservation at Vayama.com.
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