Museo Romano de Astorga

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Museo Romano de Astorga
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Small but informative and well done
Oct 2019
This is a small museum, but it has some fascinating exhibits with nice explanations. It brought to life the rich Roman history of Astorga and its vicinity.
Written 17 September 2020
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Machbuster
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK168 contributions
Quite interesting
Nov 2018 • Solo
When you get your ticket they provide you with a booklet in English, which is a good idea. Unfortunately not everything is translated, so I missed quite a few things.
The video is with English subtitles, which follow the spoken Spanish, and as they speak very fast in Spain, it was difficult to read it all and follow the pictures.
Written 13 November 2018
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Robert B
Saratoga Springs, NY991 contributions
Nice museum but the tour "Astvrica La Ruta Romana" is the reason to visit!
Apr 2018 • Couples
This tour is superb but it must be booked well in advance via email. If you wait till you arrive in Astorga you most likely will be out of luck. The tour is only given in Spanish and there is a lot of information given so the guide speaks very quickly even for some Spaniards. So if you Spanish is basic, or non-existent, be sure to download the "Astvrica Emerge" App for your phone. The tour will take you to places not open to the public such as the Major and Minor Thermal Baths, the Ergastula, and the Roman sewers etc. etc. If you have been to Bath, England, the Forum in Rome, or have studied Roman history in school the Spanish language presentation is only a minor inconvenience. What makes this tour so fantastic is Alcia, the docent. She does a remarkable job involving everyone old and young, will speak to you in English between sites to make sure you understand, and when we got to the Roman Museum she brought us THE museum directory in English so we could take our time there! All this--the tour combined with the museum for only 3 Euros Reduced! Constant Companion is a tour guide herself and she too marveled at Alicia!!!!
Written 27 June 2018
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain459 contributions
Roman remains gathered in Astorga and Tours of the City
Sep 2017 • Couples
The Roman museum in Astorga is built around an archway which supported a raised Roman building. There are finds from the town on the ground floor and the second floor and an audiovisual show which places the artifacts in context. The museum is interesting but the real interest lies in the tour of Roman sites organised by the museum. These tours last two hours and take you round the City showing some sites visible to the general public but also admitting you to several cellars with archaeological remains - you even get to walk through a Roman sewer! The tours are advertised on the website and you book by email. The museum and the tour costs 5 euros per person
Written 16 September 2017
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RamaManchester_Maine
Manchester,Maine17 contributions
Roman Museum
Apr 2016 • Couples
The Romans were everywhere. This museum has many artifacts found in the area. The actual museum is built within ruins and the stonework is awesome
Written 16 June 2016
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Emily G
Barcelona, Spain25 contributions
A great disappointment
Jun 2016 • Family
Several locals recommended this to us as a great local site. So when we came by on the Camino, we made it a point to go here first. What a disappointment! We were given confused information on how to reserve for the guided tour of the excavations, so rushed across town as soon as the siesta was over to reserve a place. We were told the tour was booked solid, and it became clear listening to the receptionist's frequent phone calls that groups were phoning ahead to book all the places in advance - an impossibility for the many pilgrims who stream through town, and whose schedules are dependent on injuries, weather and other variables. Most historical sites that accept large group reservations place them in private tours, they don't let them hog all the spots for everyone! For a town that benefits so much from pilgrim dollars, this is a serious oversight.

The rest of the "museum" consists of one 12-minute video with extremely poor and confusing English subtitles, and one room with some cases of the typical Roman artifacts - jewelry and lamp fragments, plates, etc. They are curated only by dense walls of Spanish-only text, mostly praising the obscure local scholars who worked on the dig and artifacts. I wish we hadn't spent the money to see it!
Written 10 June 2016
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bloxwich1956
Madrid, Spain41 contributions
Asturica Augusta - excellent, authoritative museum guide!
Aug 2015 • Solo
I was extremely lucky to have a personal tour of the ground-floor of the museum, La Ergástula – a vaulted roman slave prison from 1stC BC - from an excellent, expert guide, who brought the whole experience to life in vivid detail (in Spanish). She also recommended I watch their video inspired by the Roman remains found in Astorga – the villas, gravestone inscriptions, 10th twin legion, seers etc (well-worth watching). Unfortunately, I didn’t have time for the guided tour around the Roman sites (11am, duration 90’) – viewing the remains of the Forum, Temple to Augustus, Villas, city gates, sewers etc, so I hope to return for this.
Written 22 August 2015
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PanchiFiodorof
Oberammergau, Germany36 contributions
Archaeological point " The Ergastula"
Oct 2014 • Couples
At Plaza of San Bartolome 2,24700 Astorga, Leon-Castile-Leon, you can enjoy this Roman Museum, as a part of Spain/España, Rome culture history. Not a big one but also interesting. History from xv to xviii century. Really 2000 years of history.
It's just a part of a 2 cultures routes. One is the French route (Way of Saint James); other one is Silver route (Asturias)
Different objects talks you about way of life in that place an time.
Written 13 February 2015
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ELear
Ancona, Italy3,164 contributions
Ear-wax removers
May 2014 • Solo
It's only a small collection, but it's well organised and run and very interesting. Modern, light and spacious, lots of variety, with a friendly person on the desk who puts on the introductory video. (If possible, she puts it on in a language you'll understand). The labels on the exhibits are mostly in Spanish, but the meaning's usually possible to guess when the object it's talking about's in front of you. Only one had me stumped, then I realised it meant "ear wax removers"!
Written 17 June 2014
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,251 contributions
Excellent displays
Sep 2013 • Friends
There is a combination ticket with the Roman Museum and the Museum of Chocolate. It is a good value. The Roman museum has an excellent introductory film and displays. Afterwards be sure to walk down the street to the excavation of a Roman villa. the mosaics in situ are extraordinary.
Written 25 September 2013
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