Convent (30, 7€, March to November) Convento de Santa Clara, in a magnificent old building on your left entering the town. Microwaves. The nuns also make pastries. Mass in the evenings, the nuns sit behind bars at the back of the church. Tel 979 880 837 Open 11:00
Convent (96, 6€, April to October) Albergue Espíritu Santo, turn left where the Camino crosses the main road then veer right, on Calle San Juan. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Dorms segregated by sex, with no bunks. Nice patio. Described by one correspondent as 'grandmotherly'! Tel 979 880 052 Open 11:30
Parish (58, 5€, March to October) Parroquia de Santa María, turn right at the square after the church, the albergue is down Calle del Clérigo Pastor. Run by a community of all-singing, all-dancing Benedictine nuns who go out of their way to welcome pilgrims. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Website viastellarum-comunidadelaconversion.blogspot.com Tel 979 880 768 Open 12:00
Convent (92, 28€ with evening meal and breakfast) Casa de Espiritualidad Nuestra Señora de Belén, continue through the town and go straight where the Camino turns left. Laundry facilities. Run by an order of Filipina nuns, they have their own farm. All private rooms. Tel 979 880 031
On the Camino as it passed through town are shops, cafés, pharmacies, banks, an outdoor store and a Tourist Office. Café La Plaza, opens for breakfast at 06:00 with freshly baked pastries, as does Café España. Bar Carmen, on the Camino on the left, is popular and does good tapas.
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