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Discover the historic center of Astorga

Your Guru: Raúl
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4.9
54 ratings
  • Astorga
  • Available in Spanish
  • 1h and 30min

About the Guru

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 ... More

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.

About the Tour

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.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: 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.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (54)

4.9
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Professionalism
4.91
Fun
4.76
Expression
4.88
Quality
4.88
Route
4.79
Arantxa
22 Jul 2022 Donostia-San Sebastian
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

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

Kistine
03 Apr 2022
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Travelled in family - Mar 2022

En realidad el tour no lo realizó Raúl, sino Lara, una chica de la comarca, orgullosa de sus raíces y del conociendo de su tierra. Visita amena, divertida y muy interesante. Sin duda recomendable

Response from Raúl
Muchas gracias, Kistine!! Hoy no pude ir a Astorga a realizar el tour y por eso os dejé en manos de mi compañera Jara. Me alegra muchísimo que hayáis pasado una buena mañana con ella. Es una persona encantadora que disfruta de su trabajo. Tenemos en cuenta los consejos que me has mandado. Gracias a consejos como los tuyos, seguimos aprendiendo y mejorando. Un abrazo y hasta pronto. Espero poder conoceros personalmente.
Lidia
28 Feb 2022 Madrid
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Travelled in couple - Feb 2022

Response from Raúl
Hola Lidia. Muchas gracias por tu valoración. Un saludo y hasta pronto.
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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!