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Discover the historic center of Astorga

Your Guru: Raúl
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  • Astorga
  • Available in Spanish
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes

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.

Tour Schedule

  • Spanish
    Sun, 01 Aug 11:30
  • Spanish
    Thu, 05 Aug 11:30
  • Spanish
    Fri, 06 Aug 11:30

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 (20)

MÓNICA MARTÍN 09/02/2020

Conocimiento y valía por parte de Raúl. Se ha seguido correctamente el protocolo COVID.

Ana María Obregón López 08/18/2020

Paula Gómez Albero 08/18/2020

El guía genial, muy ameno contando anécdotas y datos curiosos de los sitios más importantes de la ciudad, totalmente recomendable.

Ricardo 08/16/2020

El guía profesional, disfruta de su trabajo y da consejos para conocer la ciudad sus alrededores y lo tradicional.

Alejandro 08/12/2020

Me ha gustado mucho. Si tuviera que ponerle un pero que se me ha hecho corto.

Response from Raúl
Hola Alejandro. Me alegra saber que el recorrido de 1h y 40m por Astorga os haya parecido corto, eso es señal de que os gustó. Un abrazo y os espero de nuevo por León y Astorga.

4.9(20) Ratings

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!

4.9(20) Ratings