It's a small and ancient town with both Celtic and Roman origins. Only about 30 miles from León, Astorga is an important stop on the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James.) I drove my mother-in-law's mint-condition 1982 Mercedes 300D, and was there in less than an hour.
|Mantecadas are served with coffee at the hotel cafe across the street from the Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace.|
|Wall art shows the packing of Mantecadas cakes in earlier days.|
|Tile Roofs from an overlook in Astorga.|
|The municipal building in Astorga|
|Me in front of the entrance to the Bishop's Palace. The building is in the neo-Gothic style. (Photo by my mother-in-law.)|
|Exterior view of the Bishop's Palace. I can imagine it as a set from the Wizard of Oz.|
|Stained glass detail from the Bishop's Palace.|
|More stained glass.|
|Painted ceramic tiles highlight arches throughout the palace.|
|More stained glass and ceramic tile.|
|The chapel in the Bishop's palace.|
|Wide shot of the Palace.|
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