2.40km → Valdeviejas
Altitude: 
880

Here you will take first notice of the Maragato culture, the ancient tribe of red-headed Iberians that served as the muleteers between the coast and the interior of Spain. They maintain several curious customs by modern standards, doing most thing the exact opposite as we are...

History: 

At the junction of several Roman roads, it is no wonder that Astorga is full of Roman ruins. Several dig sights are ongoing and can be toured, and nearly every structure in town has some Roman foundation. This was an important crossroad for the Romans and the gateway into El Bierzo.

Santa Marta is celebrated during the last week of August. Market day is Tuesday.

The Road: 

The camino here leaves the last of the plains behind and begins, slowly at first, to climb. The ascent is slow and gradual until Rabanal, where it begins a more steep ascent to the alto and an equally quick descent into Molinaseca. On the way up it passes through several small but equipped towns...

Accommodation in Astorga (from the Via de la Plata)

Private

1

Albergue San Javier
Private
Portería, 6
95 10€ Photo in Albergue San Javier on the Camino de Santiago
Association

2

Albergue de Peregrinos Siervas de María
Association
Plaza San Francisco, 3
165 5€
Pension

3

Pensión García
Pension
Bajada de Postigo, 3
Hostal

4

Hostal La Peseta ⭑⭑
Hostal
Plaza de San Bartolomé, 3
Photo in Hostal La Peseta on the Camino de Santiago

5

Hostal Delfín ⭑
Hostal
Carretera N-VI, 417
Photo in Hostal Delfín on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hostal Coruña ⭑⭑
Hostal
Ponferrada, 72
Photo in Hostal Coruña on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

7

Hotel SPA Vía de la Plata ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Padres Redentoristas, 5
Photo in Hotel SPA Vía de la Plata on the Camino de Santiago

8

Hotel Gaudí ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ingeniero Eduardo de Castro, 6
Photo in Hotel Gaudí on the Camino de Santiago

9

Hotel SPA Ciudad de Astorga ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Sitios, 7
Photo in Hotel SPA Ciudad de Astorga on the Camino de Santiago

10

Hotel Astur Plaza ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza España
Photo in Hotel Astur Plaza on the Camino de Santiago
Closed

11

Albergue Camino y Vía
Closed
22 6€
Photo in Astorga on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Astorga on the Camino de Santiago

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