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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 25€, doubles 40€, breakfast included. Tel 622 067 804 Open 12:00

Hostal Bajo La Murall, on Calle Feria, on the Camino after Plaza Mayor. Singles 35€, doubles 55€, triples 70€. Website www.bajolamuralla.es Tel 980 530 769

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. The Tourist Office is near the cathedral.

Running south off Plaza Mayor is Calle de los Herreros where you'll find many tapas bars. Taberna la Salita is good for slightly posh (but not expensive) tapas and local wines. It's on the right. Closed Sunday and Monday.

On the same street Bayadoliz has been recommended for food, although their cryptic menu may make ordering a bit random. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Zamora has a Decathlon outdoor store conveniently located near the Camino to the north of the city. Opens 09:30.

On the Camino on the left when leaving town (Calle de la Hiniesta) is a Café / Bakery, Pan el Viso, which opens every day at 07:30.

Zamora is a stop on the high-speed (AVE) train line between Santiago and Madrid.

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