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In Castro Dozón: Guest House Casa Dozón, on the main road near the pharmacy. 30€ per person with breakfast. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Tel 620 542 503


Xunta (40, 10€) Albergue de Cea, just to the left of the Camino at the start of the village, follow the signs. Kitchen. Tel 600 878 289

Guest house A Quinta de Cea, at Rua España 50, close to the Xunta hostel, has doubles from 45€. Also apartments to rent. Information and reservations from their website www.aquintadecea.com Tel 662 252 641 or 669 955 686

Casa Mañoso, at Rúa Campo da Feira, 6, to the right at Praza Maior then right again. Singles 45€, doubles 60€. Website www.casamanoso.es Tel 687 932 467

The Camino leads straight up to Praza Maior, if you continue straight, veering left, up Rúa Melilla, at the top is Rúa Calvo Sotelo where there are a shop, cafés, including Sol y Luna which opens early and also does full meals, and a bank. Around Praza Maior are restaurants, various cafés, a bank and a pharmacy.

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- more background and historic information about the places you'll walk through


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The full Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata has the following:

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