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Santiponce

Private (12, 16€) Italica Hostel, go right of Bodeguita Reyes down Calle de la Iglesia. At the square you will see it facing you. Free tea - coffee and snacks. New in 2021. Tel 636 678 376 Open from morning

Hotel Anfiteatro Romano, on the right a little past the town, has been recommended by many pilgrims, it has double rooms from about 50€. Tel 955 996 704

Shops, cafés, bank, pharmacy, hotels.

Bodeguita Reyes, right on the roundabout, does good food. 

The newly restored Monesterio de San Isidoro in Santiponce can be visited (free for pilgrims). They have a sello (stamp). It's on the Camino on the right. The Teatro Romano is a couple of minutes off the Camino, at the roundabout take Calle la Iglesia, then right on to Calle Claven, then left at the end. The ruins of the Roman city of Itálica are just to the left of the Camino to the north of Santiponce. This is the birthplace of the Emperors Trajan whose rule brought the Roman Empire to its greatest geographic extent, and also of Hadrian, best known for the construction of the wall which marked the northern limits of Roman control in Britain. Open daily 09:00 to 15:00.

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