With some terrific road trip options in the surrounding area, renting a car makes sense. Without one, it wouldn’t be half as easy to soak up everything that Astorga, 17 miles away, has to offer. Astorga Cathedral, City Hall and Museo del Chocolate alone justify the drive. Don’t miss Ponferrada either! Just 40 miles away, Castillo de los Templarios, Plaza del Ayuntamiento and Bodega del Abad are must-sees here.