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Discover the historic center of Astorga

Your guru: Raúl
Questions? Contact with Raúl

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  • Astorga
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru Raúl

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.

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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.
Tour duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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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, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Natalia

5 months ago

Todo muy bien ,Raúl nos explicó todo lo importante y nos aconsejó de los sitios importante, que vaya todo muy bien Raúl.

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Response from Raúl:

Muchas gracias Natalia por darme la oportunidad de enseñarte Astorga. Un abrazo y espero que volváis pronto, que siempre quedan cosas por visitar. Hasta pronto.
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Rocio

6 months ago

Me ha encantado la visita. El guía era muy majo y sus explicaciones han hecho que la experiencia sea aún más entretenida e interesante. Es genial conocer sitios nuevos de la mano de personas así

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Response from Raúl:

Muchísimas gracias, Rocío, por esta valoración tan estupenda. Me alegra saber que te gustó la visita por Astorga. La próxima vez, te veo por León. Un abrazo y hasta pronto!!
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Elena Ruiz

6 months ago

Una visita de 10. Merece la pena ver Astorga con el tour!! Gracias Raúl por todo!!

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Response from Raúl:

Buenas tardes, Elena!! Muchas gracias por elegirme para mostrarte Astorga y gracias también por las palabras que me dedicas. Me alegra saber que lo pasaste bien y disfrutaste al máximo de una ciudad con tanta historia como es Astorga. Hasta pronto.
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Raquel

6 months ago

La visita por el centro de Astorga con Raúl ha sido estupenda. Nos ha gustado mucho. La recomiendo.

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Response from Raúl:

Muchísimas gracias por elegirnos para mostraros Astorga. Para Raúl fue un auténtico placer. Un saludo y hasta la próxima.
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