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San Juan de Ortega

Private (7, 12€) El Descanso de San Juan to the left of the Camino, signposted. Café / restaurant. Evening meal. Breakfast. Tel 690 398 024

Monastery (60, 10€, March to October) Albergue del Monasterio, on your right just after passing the church. Basic and run-down. Evening meal (inedible). Website www.alberguesanjuandeortega.es Tel 947 560 438 Open 13:00

Cafés of which Taberna Marcela does good food. There's a blessing for pilgrims in the church in the evenings. Fiesta 2 June, when there are pilgrimages from the surrounding villages to the monastery accompanied by merrymaking.

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