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Episcopal Palace, Astorga

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The exteriors alone are worth the visit at Episcopal Palace, a Gothic palace filled with religious and historical artwork as well as an Episcopal museum. The architecture of the building itself is breathtaking, with colorful stained-glass windows, and the sculptures in the gardens are a highlight, too. Inside, a few of the artists featured include Francisco Herrera el Viejo, Francisco Pacheco, Zurbarán, and Murillo. Some of the documents in the library date back to the 14th century. By using our Astorga trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Episcopal Palace and other attractions in Astorga.
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  • The building is beautiful and the spectacular stained glass windows. The works that are on it are not all in good condition but are interesting to see.
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  • Outside it looks like a fairy-tale Castle, but inside he keeps several pleasant surprises. It hurts, that were by the entrance of works, and the gardens lost charm. Inside you can see various plants, the stained glass windows are precious. Soon, I imagine that the elevator will operate, but you have to climb several plants, and to gain access to last, there are a few stairs, for 3 euros, which is the entrance, recommend a visit.
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  • A palace that seems to have come out of a fairy tale, all a delight to behold, although not much sticks with the environment, the Cathedral is worth seeing. Magnificent.
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  • This episcopal palace (which looks like a castle) was started by architect Antoni Gaudi. It's fun to look through. There's a beautiful chapel inside and a lot to look at. You can purchase a combination ticket for this site and the museum next door to the Church.
  • Unique bishop's house designed by Gaudi. Entrance ticket combine the cathedral.
  • Another breathtaking masterwork by genius Gaudí. The views of the Roman wall and the cathedral for perfectly with the architecture of the Palace, now a museum dedicated to the Camino de Santiago. It's an odd feeling to see one of Gaudí's best works displayed in such a small city, but that just adds to the charm.
  • Unique Gaudi's design. Enjoy the way the stones are carved into the air. Amazing curves in a Modernist interpretation of the Gothic style.
  • Magnificent palace, the architecture is just marvelous, great shapes. Definitely something to watch.