Discover the historic center of Astorga

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Raúl
Quality Verified Registered on January 06, 2020

My name is Raúl, I have a degree in Art History, with a master's degree in "Art, Museums and Historical Heritage Management". I have been an official tourist guide for over 6 years. I have worked as a guide in different cities such as Granada, Seville, Florence, Malaga, Merida, Cáceres, Trujillo and, for 3 years, in Palencia, León and Astorga. The fact of being able to work as a guide in these cities offers me the possibility of knowing them a little better day after day, since in this work, the training must be continued to offer a service with the highest possible quality. Committed to tourist quality, since I am one of the few guides in León who can boast having the "Tourist Quality Commitment" Seal. Come and discover Leon and Astorga with me, surely you have a great time.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

In this Guruwalk you will discover the most hidden secrets of the historic center of Astorga. We will start in Eduardo Castro Square where we will know the Roman origins of this bimillenary city. After this brief introduction we will approach the most important monument of the city: its imposing cathedral and we will know details as curious as the pilgrim's dog or the peculiar character that crowns the cathedral: the enigmatic Pedro Mato. From there we will see the small church of Santa Marta, and the mysterious "sandwich cell". Next we will see a fairly well preserved section of the wall of Roman origin and we will dedicate a stop to the impressive Episcopal Palace, designed by the Catalan genius Gaudí. Through the street of the Sites, the main artery of the historical center astorgano, we will know details about the craft crafts of the city and the passage of Napoleon through it. Already in the Plaza Mayor, we will place special emphasis on the Town Hall and the well-known Clock of the Maragatos. Finally, and on the way to the Garden of the Synagogue, we will talk about the Roman Museum, the church of San Bartolomé and the vestiges of the Roman House.

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  • Meeting point:
    Plaza Eduardo de Castro 15 24700 Asto...
    Plaza Eduardo de Castro 15 24700 Astorga Len Spain
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    In Eduardo de Castro Square, in front of the Tourist Office. The guide will wear a BLUE JACKET with the words GUIDED VISIT on the back.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

59 ratings
4.9
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Professionalism
4.9
Fun
4.72
Expression
4.87
Quality
4.87
Route
4.77
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María 07 Feb 2023
Valladolid

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Raúl muy simpático y agradable. Nos explicó todo muy bien y descubrimos sitios que no vimos por nuestra cuenta
Cris... 06 Nov 2022
Albacete

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Tour ameno, divertido y entretenido. Siempre se agradece que te cuente un Guia experto las curiosidades de una ciudad y para darte un plano general de las cosas que hacer. Muy recomendable
Esther 30 Oct 2022
Manzanares

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Muy amable
María 14 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Muy amena y divertida la visita. Se nota que es un gran profesional
Maribel 10 Apr 2022
Villava

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Travelled in group - Apr 2022
Buena experiencia. Profesionales. Nos acompañó el tiempo y el ambiente religioso de la Semana Santa
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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