In the highest place of the city, the forum of Astorga was a vast space around which the public buildings were arranged, scenery and epicentre of the city life. It was a large quadrangle close to 30,000 m2, defined by a monumental portico, that ended in exedrae. Buildings for official worship would occupy its centre. In the case of Astorga, the forum space has survived in the current Plaza Mayor (main square), much smaller.