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El Real de la Jara

Municipal hostel (32, 8€) El Realejo, the first building you come to on the left when you arrive in the village. Check for instructions on the door which usually direct you to the Tourist Information Office to get the key. Kitchen with microwaves, fireplace. Tel 655 898 252 Open 11:00
Private hostel (12, 10€) Alojamiento del Peregrino a little past the municipal hostel on the right. Kitchen, laundry facilities, nice roof terrace. Good reports. Tel 654 862 553
Private hostel (12, 10€) Alojamiento Molina on the Camino past Plaza España at 70 Calle Real. They also have private rooms. Tel 610 026 132 or 628 745 720

Shop, cafés, bank and a bakery on the Camino as it passes through Plaza España and Calle Real. Avenida 28 de Febrero, which is left of the Camino from Plaza España, has more shops, cafés, a bank and the post office.

Mason Restaurante La Encina has private rooms for 20€ and reportedly good food. It's past the municipal hostel and at the bottom of the street turn left and follow the signs through an industrial park. Tel 625 998 300 or 693 866 646.

Mesón La Cochera, opposite the church, does good food. The café in Casa de la Cultura on Avenida 28 de Febrero has also been recommended. Cafe El Chati on Plaza de España open early.

El Real's impressive castle is one of a series in the Banda Gallega defensive line which protected the northern limits of Al-Andaluz. Later it was used to defend against the Portuguese who had designs on this region. Today it is used as an outdoor theatre.

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