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The new municipal albergue opened in February 2024 on the Camino past Plaza España.

El Real de la Jara

Private (10, 12€) Alojamiento del Peregrino, shortly after entering the village on the right. Kitchen, laundry facilities, nice terrace. Good reports. Tel 654 862 553

Municipal (28, 15€) La Casa del Cura, at Calle Real 39, On the Camino past Plaza España. Kitchen, Tel 633 248 505 or 954 733 007. New in 2024.

Private (12, 15€) Alojamiento Molina, on the Camino past Plaza España at Calle Real 70. Sunny patio. Each dorm has 2 or 3 beds. Tel 610 026 132

Hostal Rural La Encina after passing Alojamiento del Peregrino, at the bottom of the street turn left and follow the signs through an industrial park. Singles from 25€, doubles 40€. Café / restaurant, reportedly good food. Noisy night club nearby at weekends. Website www.hostallaencina.es Tel 625 998 300

Alojamiento Turístico Mari Carmen, near the church, has rooms from 30€. Tel 609 971 340

Cafés and a bank on the Camino as it passes through Plaza España and Calle Real. Avenida 28 de Febrero, which is left of the Camino from Plaza España, has a shop, more cafés, another bank and the post office.

The café in Casa de la Cultura on Avenida 28 de Febrero has also been recommended for food.

Bar El Montero, also on Avenida 28 de Febrero, has good tapas.

Restaurante Casa el Capote de Galloso also does good food, especially carrillada / pork cheeks, continue along Avenida 28 de Febrero and it's on the right.

Café El Chati on Plaza de España opens early.

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