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Municipal hostel: Open.

Zamora

Municipal (36, donativo) Albergue Municipal, on the Camino up the hill and around a sharp bend on the right. Kitchen. Excellent facilities. Tel 980 534 097 Opens at 14:00.

Casa Mara has been recommended. It's on the Camino 800m before the bridge, Calle de Fermoselle 13. Singles 20€, doubles 35€, breakfast included. Tel 622 067 804

Zamora has a population of 66,000 and is the capital and largest town in the province of Zamora. It has all facilities. Shops, cafés, banks and pharmacy on the Camino on or near Plaza Mayor. Running south off Plaza Mayor is Calle de los Herreros with many tapas bars, of which Bayadoliz is recommended, although their cryptic menu may make ordering a bit random. The Tourist Office is near the cathedral.

Zamora has a wealth of historic buildings, both civil and religious, many of them are in Romanesque style. Notable among them are the 12th century cathedral Ed Salvador, situated at the western extremity of the walled town. It is Romanesque with some Gothic additions. Its tower, Torre del Salvador, was built during the 13th century and is Romanesque. Nearby is the castle, El Castillo, which actually consists of several buildings built on top and inside of each other between the 10th to the 17th century. Also worth seeing is La Magdalena, which dates from the 12th century, and (if the Tourist Office is to believed) is considered the most beautiful Romanesque church in the city. On Plaza Mayor is the church of San Juan de Puerta Nueva, so called because when it was built next to the city walls. It dates from the 12th century and has some Mudéjar features.

Zamora is a stop on the train line between Santiago and Madrid.

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