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Hotel La Fábrica: Closed from 11 to 24 September.

Fuente de Cantos

El Zaguan de la Plata, at Calle Llerena 40, from the Camino turn right at the church. Unfortunately not currently operating as an albergue. Apartments for 2 to 6 persons, kitchen, laundry facilities. Variable pricing from 50€. Website www.elzaguandelaplata.es Tel 924 500 999 or 678 277 716

Hostal Vicenta, continue past El Zaguan de la Plata, at the square veer right on to Calle Isabel la Católica to the end then turn left. Singles 15€, doubles 24€. Café / restaurant. Old and a run down. Tel 611 617 641

Small shop and pharmacy near the church. Dia supermarket on Calle Carriceros, left of the Camino. Cafés and several banks and a post office on Calle Llerena (right at the church) and on Plaza Zubaran (at the top of Calle Llerena).

Restaurante El Gato, does a good pilgrim menu, continue straight up Calle Llerena to the main road and turn left. Restaurant Venta del Gato, which is on the opposite side of the main road, is also good.

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