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Astorga - Castrillo de los Polvazares - Traditional lunch

Price: 159.00 EUR
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Route: Leon - Astorga - Castrillo de los Polvazares - Traditional lunch  - Leon
Duration: 7 h
The first stop of our tour will be at Astorga , where we will enjoy with us the most complete tour of the city, a beautiful walk where we will visit the interiors of the Palace and the Cathedral and the old town of Astorga.You will hear stories, legends, traditions, gastronomy and folklore . And that's not all, we also include a  testing of typical products of our province: from sweets (chocolates, mantecados, puff pastry, tiles), sausages (beef jerky, cheeses), to different  wines and spirits. Our visit begins in the gardens of the palace, the moat and the staircase, giving way to the interior. Through the spiral staircase we will access the four levels of the palace, until we reach the Museum of the Ways. We will continue with the visit to the CATHEDRAL, we will observe the different altarpieces, the choir stalls, the imposing organ, the sacristy, the cloister and the different facades. And in the visit to the old helmet of the city we will see: Eduardo Castro square, the Episcopal Palace, the Cathedral, the Panero House, the Sancti Spiritus convent, the Museum of Time (only outside), the Sanctuary of Fatima, the Gardens of the Synagogue, the old Roman domus, the church of San Bartolomé, the Roman ergástula, the Plaza Mayor (the Town Hall), Monument to the Sites, the Granell House, the Melgar Park and the Roman Walls. After that we will drive to Castrillo de los Polvazares.The Castrillo de los Polvazares located in the maragatería region where Its locals are known as “maragatos” a name that stems from the Latin word “mercator” because for centuries the inhabitants of this zone were muleteers and dedicated, therefore, themselves to the transport of goods with carts pulled by mules along the entire peninsula. It is therefore the region of the Maragatería, like many of its customs and traditions, mysterious in the origin of its name, its people, its folklore and traditional rites, but at the same time it is fascinating for the uniqueness and wide selection that offers to the visitor. Among its most outstanding attractions are; the traddional architecture of the region, that features houses adapted to the muleteer trade in Castrillo de los Polvazares, among others; craftsmanships, especially woolen textiles; the gastronomy of the region , in which Cocido Maragato is the best known dish, even though thanks to the activity of the muleteers a range of dishes very common in seaports became popular in the whole region, for example cod, octopus and conger eel “al ajoarriero”, beef jerky.  Also in Castrillo de los Polvazare we will get the traditional lunch, and after that we will return o Leon.
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