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Several routes rejoin in Santa Marta de Tera

Santa Marta de Tera

Municipal hostel (12, 5€, Easter to December) follow the signs from outside the church. Keys from the exhibition centre beside the church. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Nice, modern facilities. Tel 980 649 006

Shop. The shop has no sign, to get there turn right out the albergue door, take the second street on the left and ring the doorbell of the house facing you at the end. Shop entrance around the corner.

ATTENTION! Since the closure of Casa Anita Santa Marta has turned into an accommodation bottleneck with the albergue often filling up early in the day. You would be wise to get here early or to have a Plan B. An alternative to continuing to Calzadilla de Tera is to walk west along the main road (N-525) for 5km / 1¼ hrs to Camarzana de Tera where Hotel Juan Manuel does single rooms with dinner and breakfast for 33€. Tel 980 649 019. This village also has cafes, shops and a pharmacy. From here you can rejoin the Camino in about 2km by walking west along the N-525 and turning left on to the ZA-105.

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