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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Episcopal Palace by using our Astorga attractions planner .
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  • The episcopal Palace and the gardens are very nice, and we haven't stopped to take pictures. The architecture is beautiful, and the exposed content will allow you to be a good fun time. The entrance is cheap. As only downside, that made miss a guide, but still highly recommended.
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  • From the book "Slow Camino" by Terence Callery (now available on Amazon for $12.99) I decided to linger in Astorga the following morning so I could visit the Museo de Los Caminos, the Camino Pilgrim M...  more »
  • A building that is surprising to find down the Avenue, is a lovely, delicate construction... Sit awhile in the placita and observe the details is worth. I amused me looking for the history of the building while he watched her and is quite complex, we now have the opportunity to see it completely finished and looking beautiful. Highly recommended
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  • Outside of the building is the best part, but for 3.50€ it is worth seeing the inside too. This is only a hundred years old, built as the bishop's residence. Pretty interior structure, but it houses relics that are not dated, nor is anything written in anything except Spanish.
  • I love gaudi but I wish there was more telling you about the building
  • Arrived shortly after opening on a weekday and during our visit we only saw one other couple. Amazing building
  • Another Gaudi's marvelous building... it deserve a visit.
  • Gaudi presagradafamilia.

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