What to do and see in Astorga, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

December 25, 2017 Almeta Stockton

The unique and intricate work of the Palacio Episcopal de Astorga by modernist architect Antoni Gaudi is a must see in Astorga. Along the Pilgrim’s Road, the town has preserved churches, convents and many other structures important to the history of this region in Spain. Make sure to also visit the Gardens of La Sinagoga and the Chocolate Museum. The town center is a great place to try regional fare—indulge in the local stew.
Restaurants in Astorga

1. Palacio de Gaudi de Astorga

Plaza de Eduardo Castro 15, 24700 Astorga, Spain +34 987 61 68 82
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
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4.5 based on 856 reviews

Palacio de Gaudi de Astorga

Reviewed By Emira T - Tunis, Tunisia

Absolutely worth visiting if you are into architecture! From the outside, it looks less impressive than it is actually inside. Gaudí is one of those geniuses combining creativity and aesthetics. All the details of the interior design, be it the columns and arcades, ceilings, windows and stairs are worth contemplating.
In the seller, there is an exhibition of Roman vestiges.
Ticket fee is at 5 Euros (18-64 years old). If there's one place to visit in Astoria, make it this palace. Really enjoyed it.

2. Castrillo de los Polvazares

Castrillo de los Polvazares, Spain +34 696 01 06 00
Excellent
59%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 589 reviews

Castrillo de los Polvazares

Reviewed By blissy81 - Madrid, Spain

Very small town, aroun 100 people. Everything is stone. You need to park outside and walk your way through it. There are several restaurants that serve mostly Cocido Maragato (broth with chick peas and meats). Wear comfortable shoes.

Plaza Catedral S/N, 24700 Astorga, Spain +34 987 61 58 20
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
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4 based on 706 reviews

Astorga Cathedral

Reviewed By Arwel W

What a classic Cathedral Attached to the side is the museum So go there first €3.50 for pilgrims and audio thingy Which talks you through the whole thing Allow a minimum of 2 hours lots to see The pictures don't do it justice

4. Casco Historico de Castrillo de Los Polvazares

Castrillo de los Polvazares, Castrillo de los Polvazares, Spain
Excellent
63%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 172 reviews

Casco Historico de Castrillo de Los Polvazares

Reviewed By Rebrites - Spain

Castrillo de los Polvozares is a twee tourist village that resurrected from ruins in the past 25 years, and is now a picture-postcard version of the old Maragato ethnic community that inhabited this region for centuries. The cobbled streets and golden stones, heavy archways and wooded hills attract day-trippers from throughout Spain, who stay to sample Cocido Maragato, the local stew of chick peas, greens, and pig parts... it is delicious, if a bit heavy, and definitely not for vegetarians!

5. Ayuntamiento de Astorga

Plaza Mayor s/n, 24718 Astorga, Spain +34 987 61 68 38
Excellent
36%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
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4 based on 191 reviews

Ayuntamiento de Astorga

Reviewed By Mike N - New York City, New York

Perfect example of what a main square is supposed to be and City Hall is the perfect backdrop. Restaurants in the square even offer a Pilgrims' Menu. The moving figures on the clock are just the icing on the cake.

6. Taberna El Trechuro

Calle Real 37, 24718 Castrillo de los Polvazares, Spain +34 696 29 66 87
Excellent
41%
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59%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Taberna El Trechuro

Reviewed By Carmen S - Madrid, Spain

Nos atendió una chica super amable,probamos sus cervezas artesanas,y nos explicó el proceso de cada una.
Hay música en directo,y tienen infusiones de muy distintos sabores y procedencias.
Es un sitio moderno y alternativo.

7. Plaza Mayor de Astorga

24700 Astorga, Spain
Excellent
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4 based on 114 reviews

Plaza Mayor de Astorga

Reviewed By Sandra L - Warwick, Australia

The only building worth photographing is the Town Hall/ Ayuntamiento and that mainly for the figures next to the clock tower bell. Unfortunately we were too late to see them strike on the hour;'that's if they still do so.
October with overcast skies & a bitter wind so not the time or place to sit outdoors.abd people watch.
The square adjacent is.ad interesting with its Iberian Lion crushing the French Eagle.

8. Museo Romano de Astorga

Plaza San Bartolome 2, 24700 Astorga, Spain +34 987 61 69 37
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
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4 based on 131 reviews

Museo Romano de Astorga

Reviewed By ELear - Ancona, Italy

It's only a small collection, but it's well organised and run and very interesting. Modern, light and spacious, lots of variety, with a friendly person on the desk who puts on the introductory video. (If possible, she puts it on in a language you'll understand). The labels on the exhibits are mostly in Spanish, but the meaning's usually possible to guess when the object it's talking about's in front of you. Only one had me stumped, then I realised it meant "ear wax removers"!

9. Museo del Chocolate

Calle Jose Maria Goy 5, 24700 Astorga, Spain +34 987 61 62 20
Excellent
23%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
4%
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4%
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3.5 based on 224 reviews

Museo del Chocolate

Reviewed By ELear - Ancona, Italy

I was especially impressed by the video, which is excellent. It's in Spanish, of course, but it's quite easy to see what's going on - the grinding, the roasting, the rolling, the mixing, the wrapping, printing the wrapping papers, demarcating the 16 squares on each bar… Apart from that, there are exhibits of old machinery, chocolate serving sets, chocolate cups, old photographs of the great chocolate-making families of Astorga… At the end you're invited to taste chocolate from different parts of the world and at different strengths. Beware of the 100% !
Brilliant little museum, which does a valuable job in preserving the memory of old skills and the history of a centuries-old local industry, and gives visitors a highly enjoyable hour or so.

10. Ancient Roman Walls

Glorieta Eduardo de Castro, 24700 Astorga, Spain
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 32 reviews

Ancient Roman Walls

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

These Roman walls are still solid after surviving for 20 centuries long. The old city of Astorga is surrounded by it, making this loovely town even more attractive.
We went on the other side of town and found a lovely park. The Roman walls were there as well and we were able to take pictures of our surroundings. Quite a delight. I wish we had such walls in our town! Quite worthwhile to see!

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