If you are arriving earlier or thinking about staying in the region afterwards, here are our recommendations.
You can stay in the town of Astorga, 5km away from the retreat centre. You will find there all amenities as well as cultural points of interest such as the Gaudí Palace and pilgrims’ museum, the Cathedral, the Roman museum and the Chocolate museum, all within walking distance. All information available from the tourism office in front of the Gaudí Palace. Recommended hotels are Casa Tepa, Via Plata, Hotel Spa Ciudad. Please find more worthwhile options on booking.com. From Astorga, you are a 5 min taxi ride away from our retreat centre.
If you have more than a day, we highly recommend staying in León, the ancient Christian capital of Spain. Points of interest include the exquisite San Isidoro museum with its 12th century frescoes, the 13th century Gothic Cathedral with its magnificent stained glass, its cloister and its museum. León historic centre is pedestrian and bustling with tapas bars and restaurants. You will find the tourism office in front of the Cathedral. The Real Colegiata hotel is very central and beautiful. Again more options on the usual booking.com. To get the fullest of your visit, aim to stay by the cathedral.
The train and bus stations in León are right next to each other. There are frequent inexpensive coaches to and from Astorga ( 50km/30miles away ). A taxi between León and our retreat centre costs around 50€.