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Episcopal Palace, Astorga
Astorga,  León,  Castile and León, Spain.

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The Episcopal Palace of Astorga, Spain is a building by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, built between 1889 and 1913 for the Roman Catholic Bishop of Astorga. Designed in the Catalan Modernist style, it is one of only three buildings by Gaudi outside Catalonia.

When the earlier Bishop’s Palace was destroyed by a fire in the 19th century, the Bishop  assigned the design of the new palace to his friend Gaudí. During the Spanish Civil War the Bishop’s Palace served as the local headquarters of the Falange (Spanish quasi-Fascists), an organisation sympathetic to the Church. Today it is a museum of religious art called Museo de los Caminos, dedicated to the Way of Santiago.

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Virgen de los Remedios

A woodcut of the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Remedies venerated in Naucalpan near Mexico City.

The statue was brought from Spain during the conquest of Mexico and is therefore considered the patroness of the Spanish inhabitants of Mexico and all Mexicans of Spanish decent.