The Astorga Wall was built in the early 4th century AD. for eminently defensive purposes. It has more than 2 km. in length and is built with masonry linked with mortar, which supports a core of Opus Caementicium or Roman concrete. Throughout its long history, it has been the object of multiple destructions and restorations. It has well-visible semicircular towers around the Gaudí Palace, in whose vicinity is located one of the ancient gates of the enclosure, the Roman gate, found in the course of archaeological excavations.The span is about four meters wide and was flanked by two towers or bastions with a semicircular floor.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Military architecture
Construction:
Rampart
Historical Period:
Middle Ages

Address

Avenida de las Murallas. Astorga. 24700 León.

Email: rutaromana@astorga.es

Website: http://www.asturica.com/

More information

Oficina de Turismo Regional of León

Address:

Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Teléfono: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391

Email: oficinadeturismodeleon@jcyl.es

Página Web: http://www.turismocastillayleon.com

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

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