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Discover the historic center of Astorga

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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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).

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David 19 May 2024
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Travelled in group - May 2024
Nos ha sorprendido gratamente la ciudad y la visita
Myriam 21 Apr 2024
Alhama de Aragón

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Un 10 es poco para ella, Jara es una maravilla de persona y explica todo genial el tour a sido muy divertido, nos explicó las historias y las anécdotas muy divertidas. 100% recomendable.
Olga 17 Mar 2024
Valladolid

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Jara ha realizado un tour muy entretenido, mezclado historia, arte y gastronomía. Recomiendo
Marta 17 Sep 2023
Santander

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Todo perfecto
Vanessa 23 Jul 2023
Guadalajara

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Travelled in family - Jul 2023
Me encantan lo recomiendo 💯 % gracias
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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 5 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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