Whether for its extensive chronicle within the history of Spain or for its documented hospitality, León is considered the most Jacobean region of the capitals of the French Way. Thanks to what is described through various historical data, it is known that the city was confirmed as one of the most welcoming for pilgrims, as some important hospitals are known to be linked to the Camino de Santiago, such as the basilica of San Isidoro or the convent of San Marcos.
Astorga is located within the municipality of León and is one of the destinations with more monumental sites. Continuing along the pilgrim route, one of the most representative and relevant to enter the scene is the Astorga Wall; a historic wall of vast dimensions that surrounds the entire old town of the point of interest.
During the first century and since the town became a great Roman city, what would be the first stone wall was built in the center of Astorga. During the second half of that century, the enclave grew progressively and resulted in a defensive system with several circular towers. During the 2nd century, a new wall was built, approximately two kilometers long.
Although it is a place that has witnessed numerous reforms and restorations since medieval times, today you can enjoy a piece that tells the story of Asturica Augusta founded in the time of Augustus and as a result of the Cantabrian wars.
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