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.
You Decide the Price!
All our guides work exclusively for tips, therefore at the end of the tour, you decide the price you think the service provided deserves.
- 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.
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Free tour in English
1 hour 15 minutes.
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
English and Spanish speaking expert guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (11:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Plaza Eduardo de Castro.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.