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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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  • A spectacular Castle, another work of Gaudi signed, situated in the city where the road meets the road pilgrim Portuguese French pilgrim to the great cathedral of Compostela. It's a different style an...  more »
  • It's good to see a secondary masterpiece of Gaudi outside Barcelona. My visit day was a bit dissapointed as the palace was closed and with scaffolding around building for restoration.  more »
  • When we entered the old city of Astorga in the evening, we discovered immediately the beauty of the palace built by Gaudi. The earlier model of the Episcopal Palace had been destroyed by a fire. Bisho...  more »
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  • Another Gaudi's marvelous building... it deserve a visit.
  • Very beautiful. Entrance to museum 3.5 euros.
  • Very interesting Gaudi building. ....Although he did not complete this building.
  • 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.

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