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Albergue Extranatura in Villafranca, closed from 30 April until further notice.

Villafranca de los Barros

Private (18, 15€, March to November) Albergue Extrenatura, on Calle Carvajales, right of the church on Plaza España. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Singles 25€, doubles 45€. This albergue has a history of closing without warning, better to call and confirm. Website www.alojamientoextrenatura.es Tel 656 314 025 Open 12:00

Hotel Diana on Calle Lepanto, turn left at Mercado Municipal. It has nice singles for 35€, doubles 45€, triples 75€. Website www.hoteldiana.es Tel 924 520 502

Casa Perín, follow the Camino through town until you get to Plaza de la Coronada, where there is a church on your left, it's on your right on the corner. Singles for 27€, doubles 40€. Tel 646 179 914

The Camino arrives in town at Plaza Mercado with the Municipal Market / Mercado Municipal on the corner on your right. Turn left here on to Calle Lepanto, which is the town's main street, with two supermarkets, cafés, banks and pharmacies.

Hotel Diana has a good restaurant with a pilgrim menu and a café which is open from 07:00.

Restaurante Buiza has been recommended. It's on the main road towards the north of town, in the same building as Peña Cultural Flamenca. Tel 924 524 259

Also good reports of the menú del dia in Le Bistró, it's across Plaza España from Albergue Extrenatura.

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