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Sahagún

Private (80, 7€, March to October) Domus Viatoris, to the right of the Camino, signposted. Kitchen, laundry facilities. In a grandly renovated building with good facilities, huge stone lions and other statues. Café / restaurant, reputed good. Evening meal. Breakfast. Website www.viatoris.es Tel 987 780 975

Municipal (64, 5€) Albergue Municipal de Peregrinos de Cluny, on the right after the railway bridge. In a converted church. Kitchen, laundry facilities. (They have an overflow albergue with 20 beds and a kitchen. No heating.) Tel 987 781 015

Convent (58, 5€ 'donativo', February to November) Albergue de la Santa Cruz, follow the Camino through town and it's on the right. Small dorms with en suite bathrooms. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Communal evening meal. Mass and blessing. Also private rooms. Website www.alberguesensahagun.es Tel 650 696 023 Open 12:00

Private (20, 8€) El Labriego, on the Camino on the right. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Café / restaurant. Communal evening meal. Tel 622 646 136 Open 10:00

Sahagún has all facilities. On the Camino there are shops and bakery (pastelería) Asturcon which opens at 06:00 and does excellent pastries. Supermarket on Calle de la Alhóndiga. Pharmacy on Plaza Mayor which opens on Sunday. Restaurante Medieval San Facundo is very good, it's part of Hostal Codorniz across the street from the municipal albergue. On a hill a little outside the town in the magnificently restored Iglesia de la Peregrina is an interpretive centre for the Camino called El Centro de Documentación del Camino de Santiago, with an extensive library and exhibitions and art related to the history of the Camino.

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