Astorga


ASTORGA   City (founded by the Romans, Astorica Augusta)

Fachada de la catedral de Astorga

Fachada de la catedral de Astorga (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Situated in the León province in northwest Spain, WSW of León.  It lay in the devastated border zone between Christian and Moslem Spain, and was rebuilt by King Ordono I (850-66).  For seven years one of his sons, Vermudo, reigned as King of Astorga in defiance of his brother, Alfonso III, the Great, of León.

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