What to see in Astorga?
Astorga is the perfect place to discover lots of historic monuments. The Hotel Gaudi is located in front of the city’s most important monument: the Episcopal Palace designed by the Spanish artist Antonio Gaudi. Close to this masterpiece, you could also visit the Gothic Cathedral, the Town Hall, and Astorga Main Square.
While visiting Astorga please make sure that you do not miss the Roman ruins (its two Domus, an ancient Roman house, the baths, etc.), the medieval bridge, the medieval walls surrounding the city and the Ergástula, the museum of Roman History.
Astorga: Maragato Stew and Chocolate
If you are in Astorga you should not miss the chance to taste this typical dish called “Maragato Stew”. Chocolate also forms part of our history: the making of chocolate was one of the principal industries in the region in the XIX century. You could learn more about this delicious sweet at the Chocolate Museum, located at less than 10 minutes walking from the Hotel Gaudi. .
An exceptional natural environment: Las Médulas and The Ancares Valley
Just 1h by car away from Astorga are Las Médulas, an opencast Roman gold mine. Since 1997, Las Médulas are part of the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. A beautiful place you could visit during your stay in Astorga.
También, y a la misma distancia, encontraréis la encantadora Sierra de Ancares, donde descubriréis pueblos centenarios y castaños milenarios, en un entorno privilegiado en las alturas de León.
Also, at the same distance, you’ll find the majestic Ancares Valley where you’ll discover centenary villages and millenary chestnuts in a privileged environment.