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Casar de Cáceres

Municipal hostel (18, 5€) Follow the Camino into town until you come to the Town Hall / Ayuntamiento on your right, the hostel's on your left. Ask in Bar Majuca or Bar El Siglo for the keys, or the Tourist Information office which is across the square. Kitchen, laundry facilities. The first room suffers from being too close to the toilets with their noisy extractor fan. Possibly also earplugs needed at weekends due to the town's riotous night-life.

Día supermarket on the Camino on the way into town. Cafés, shops, banks and a pharmacy on the Camino near the municipal hostel.

Bar Majuca is friendly and does excellent food. Bar El Siglo has also been recommended. A Churrería on Calle Barrio Nuevo opens at 06:00, from the door of the municipal hostel pass through the arch opposite and take the first left. Albergue Turistico Ruta de la Plata is on the left at the beginning of the town, it bills itself as El Albergue however it's more a hotel than an albergue. Singles from 20€, doubles 40€. Tel 927 291 193

The Cheese Museum / Museo del Queso, showcases Casar's tradition cheese. It's open in the evenings. It's on the way to the Churrería mentioned above.

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