On the hill of the current town of Astorga has been located the so-called 'trench of the camp', a vestige of the defensive system of a Roman military camp founded in the Cantabrian Wars (29-19 BC) and which very probably is the origin the current urban settlement. Cantabrian Wars and the importance of gold ore led to a legionary camp aimed at pacification and control of the autochthonous Astures inhabitants from the second decade BC.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Archaeology site
Construction:
Camp
Historical Period:
Roman

Address

Astorga. 24700 León.

More information

Tourist Office of Astorga

Address:

P/ Eduardo de Castro, 5. Astorga. 24700 León.

Telephone: 987 618 222

Fax: 987 619 299

Email: turismo@ayuntamientodeastorga.com

Website: http://www.ayuntamientodeastorga.com/quevisitar

Tourist Office Regional of León

Address:

Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Telephone: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391

Email: oficinadeturismodeleon@jcyl.es