Astorga Roman Walls

Astorga, Spain

The Roman walls of Astorga were built at the end of the 3rd century AD or beginning of the next century. The reasons that caused its construction are related to a period of instability experienced in the last years of the Roman Empire, especially originated by the incursions of the barbarian towns from the center of Europe. The walls has a length of 2,2 km.

At the end of the thirteenth century, repairs were documented by the hand of Bishop Nuño, who is credited with an important building task in the city of Astorga. However, we do not know the scope of these contributions, which may have significantly altered the appearance of Roman fortification.

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Founded: 3rd century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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alberto martin lopez (3 months ago)
A visit through Roman antiquity, including museum, very nice. A must see. In addition Astorga and its area have other important things
Rafael Fernandez Qundez (7 months ago)
It is very worth the visit!
Abraham De Swardt (2 years ago)
Excrllent exhibits and guidance!
Philip Tindall (2 years ago)
Great museum, though English translation of exhibits had clearly been auto generated via a translate app, and often read like Yoda was giving the tour.
Philip Tindall (2 years ago)
Great museum, though English translation of exhibits had clearly been auto generated via a translate app, and often read like Yoda was giving the tour.
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