Astorga is a city in northwestern Spain in the province of León, in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon. The river Tuerto flows through it.
Astorga is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Astorga , one of the largest dioceses in Spain.
Cathedral of Santa Maria is the main place of worship in the town of Astorga. The current cathedral was built in the Gothic style from 1471.
The Episcopal Palace is a building by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. It was built between 1889 and 1913, designed in the Catalan Modernisme style.
Santa Marta was a martyr Christian. According to the tradition, Marta was born in Astorga. Iglesia de Santa Marta is a parish church of Astorga, the construction ended in 1741, when he was declared as a official patron of the city.
The City Hall of Astorga is located in the pedestrian Plaza Mayor, in the heart of town. It is a baroque palace, built by stone in 1675.
The Plaza Mayor of Astorga is located in the historic and commercial center of the city, it could be the ancient Roman Forum.
Put the backpack in the albergue and then walked around the town of Astorga aimless-ly.
An old man greeted me at a street. “Hola, Es buen tiempo hoy. ¿Vas a Santo Jacob?” I don’t understand a bit of Spanish. But I thought that he probably said “It’s fine today. Are you going to St. Jacob?” I replied. “Sí, señor. I’m going to Santiago de Compostela.”
“Buen viaje” he said. (Maybe he said “Have a nice trip.) “Gracias, señor” I said. Then, he went away. I said to his retreating back in my heart, his rest of life will be peaceful…