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Municipal (20, 12€) Albergue San Andrés, follow the Camino to the right after the square, it's a little up the hill on the left. Kitchen. Go to Bar Kiosko El Parque, down the hill on the left, for the keys. Tel 691 231 248 or 680 885 329

Termas Aqua Libera, on the Camino on the left, is a Roman-themed hotel with Roman restaurant, Roman baths and Roman massages. Details from their website www.aqualibera.com

Casa Rural Mérida, on the Camino on the right, has doubles from 55€. Website www.casaruralmerida.com Tel 657 392 901

Casa Rural La Plata, beside the shop. Singles from 35€, doubles 50€. Tel 691 231 248

The food in café Kiosko El Parque is reported good and it opens for breakfast, closed Tuesdays. There's a small shop / bakery on the same street as the municipal albergue, open 10:00. Hotel Termas Aqua Libera allows entry to its Roman baths for pilgrims for 10€.

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