Roman ruins, medieval buildings and modernist Gaudi buildings and much more are waiting to be discovered in the centre of Astorga. Explore them with this free walking tour!
Free Walking Tour of Astorga
You'd be forgiven for thinking that you were in Barcelona and not in the province of León, because the presence of modernist architect Antonio Gaudí is as obvious in the city of Astorga as it is in Catalonia. You'll see this, and much more, on this incredible tour. First of all, we'll meet at 11 am in Plaza Eduardo de Castro, opposite the Episcopal Palace of Astorga, a neo-gothic treasure designed by no other than Gaudi himself.
You'll find out about what inspired Gaudi to design this palace and much more, as, whilst you admire the façade, our expert guide will explain about the building and different interesting facts. Just a few metres away, you'll also be able to admire the baroque façade of the Santa María Cathedral, which is an unmissable stop for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago route.
We'll continue the free walking tour towards Plaza de España, where you'll see another architectural gem. This time, we're talking about the Astorga City Hall. You'll be able to appreciate the clock, which has two interesting figures on it; you'll find out all about them!
We'll also go past the Roman ruins and the ancient walls of Astorga, where you'll learn about the Legio X Gemina legion of the Roman Army and about the 19th-century Napoleonic wars. There's so much history to be discovered!
We'll end this free tour outside the city hall at 12 noon, just in time to see the bells ring.
- This free tour of Astorga is not available for groups of over 6 people.
- On this tour we will not enter any of the monuments, rather our expert tour guide will tell you all about them from outside.
- Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
1 hour 15 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.
English and Spanish speaking expert guide.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Plaza Eduardo de Castro.