Thursday, September 14, 2006


Astorga is astounding. Another one of my favorite stop on my camino, Astorga is serene despite it being a medium size city. A perfect pilgrim stop. A beautiful view before arriving, superb buildings and architecture, and very pilgrim friendly.

The cross at Santo Toribio on the hill before Astorga. This is the where you get the first glimpse of the city.

San Justo del la Vega. A small town in before Astorga on the way down the hill.

Cathedral Santa Maria.

They built huge cathedral around this region.

Again, I can't fit this single building into the picture.

Cathedral with the Episcopal palace in the backdrop.

Beautiful carved pillars outside the cathedral.

The old Roman city wall.

The Episcopal Palace. Another Antoni Gaudi's fairytale castle design. And YAPM inside. (Yet Another Pilgrim Museum)

Outside and across the road writing my journal for the day. The trees in this picture has cotton-liked flowers.

Finally I found a spot where I can capture the whole cathedral into this picture.

Plaza Mayor. English translation, 'greater seat'. It's more like 'downtown'. Almost every city in Spain has it.

A small chapel. Taken from the albergue I stayed in Astorga.

A nice quiet park outside the albergue.

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