EPISCOPAL PALACE (1889-1893)


Astorga
León


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.

     
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