A dream castle never inhabited by any bishop
Astorga Episcopal Palace is a very
original dwelling. Its size rivals the neighbouring cathedral,
rising up solidly and gracefully, and repeats the elements
characteristic of the former medieval fortifications. Gaudí
designed this dream castle with stone, brick and slate, and
applied ogival forms to bring it closer to the surrounding
architecture without losing its autonomy and personality.
For Gaudí, the majesty of the building matched the
position of the Bishop of the Astorga dioceses but, because
of different circumstances, it never served this function.