Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha Sights

Palacio Episcopal (Archbishop's Palace)

  • Pl. de la Catedral Map It
  • Astorga

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Just opposite Astorga's cathedral is this fairy-tale, neo-Gothic palace, designed for a Catalan cleric by Antoni Gaudí in 1889. Visiting during Astorga's Fiesta de Santa María, the last week of August, is a treat for the senses, when fireworks explode in the sky, casting rainbows of light over Gaudí's ornate, mystical towers. It's also home of the Museo de Los Caminos (Museum of the Way), which contains a large collection of folk items, such as the standard pilgrim costume—heavy black cloak, staff hung with gourds, and wide-brimmed hat bedecked with scallop shells—as well as contemporary Spanish art.

Sight Information

Address:

Glorieta Eduardo de Castro s/n, Pl. de la Catedral, Astorga, 24008, Spain

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Phone:

987-616882

Sight Details:

  • €4, €5 combined ticket with Museo de la Catedral
  • May–Sept., Tues.–Sat. 10–2 and 4–8, Sun. 10–2; Oct.–Apr., Tues.–Sat. 11–2 and 4–6, Sun. 11–2

Published 08/18/2015

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