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Albergue Municipal Ciudad de Cáceres: Closed. No opening date.

Cáceres

Private (40, 18€) Las Veletas, at Calle General Margallo 36, follow the Camino past Plaza Mayor and the Iglesia de Santiago, after 400m it's on the right. Laundry facilities. Singles 26€, doubles 32€, triples 42€. Very good reports. Website www.alberguelasveletas.es Tel 681 258 701 Open 12:00

Hotel Don Carlos on Calle Pizarro has singles from 45€, doubles 60€. Tel 927 225 527

Vargas Figueroa Hostel has been recommended. It's on Calle Cuesta de la Compañía, in the old city, a few minutes walk from Plaza Mayor. Breakfast, bicycle parking. Dorms 23€, doubles 50€. Website vfhostelcaceres.com/en/home Tel 927 760 149

Pensión Carretero on Plaza Mayor (very near Restaurante Los Arcos) has nice singles from 30€, doubles 40€. Good reports. Tel 927 247 482

Cáceres, with a population of 96,000 people is the second largest city in Extremadura (after Badajoz). It has all facilities. There are several supermarkets on or near the Camino entering the city (on the way out of the city there are none). In the centre (but NOT on the Camino) there are supermarkets on Calle Ceres and on Calle Moret. At the north end of Plaza Mayor is a pharmacy. From Plaza San Juan, down Calle San Pedro are banks, with more banks on Avenida de España. On Calle Pintores is a City Decathlon and several other shops selling hiking gear and shoes. The Tourist Office is in the old city opposite the cathedral.

Restaurante Los Arcos on Plaza Mayor underneath Pensión Cartera, is decent enough for the price. 

Restaurant Centro, also on Plaza San Juan has a good, moderately priced menu with local specialities.

If you feel like splashing out Enoteca La Maestra also on Plaza Mayor is good, if a little pricy. 

Restaurant El Figón de Eustaquio on Plaza de San Juan serves good quality local cuisine.

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