On to Astorga, another city with ancient roots – founded by the Romans c 14 BC. There are impressive Roman walls remaining. The main sight - yet another magnificent Gothic cathedral. Nearby was the bishop’s palace, designed by Gaudi and built in the 1890s. Very grand, but, in true Gaudi style, perhaps just a little over the top.

The Bishop's palace

The Roman Walls

The Cathedral

A suffering saint - but which one? Anthony Abbot?

On to Ponferrada

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