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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Martha D (9 months ago)
We loved the visit with Clara. He walked us through Astorga teaching us part of the history of the city. Just over an hour and a half very entertaining. The museum building is very beautiful. It has many of the things that are found in the excavations. I made the reservation by email, they called me to confirm. The girl, lovely. Guided tour plus entrance: €5.
Rafael Valdelvira Salazar (12 months ago)
It is essential to do the tourist visit that they offer you. It lasts an hour and a half and is incredible. The magnificent guide and the unique sites that you cannot access except with the guide.
alberto martin lopez (4 years 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 (4 years ago)
It is very worth the visit!
Abraham De Swardt (5 years ago)
Excrllent exhibits and guidance!
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