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Viana

Private hostel (38, 10€, March to October) Albergue Izar, on the left as you arrive in town. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Breakfast. Website www.albergueizar.com Tel 660 071 349 Open 12:00
Parish hostel (14, donativo, June to September) Albergue Parroquial de Viana, on the Camino, turn right just after the church. Kitchen. Communal evening meal. Breakfast. Prayer service in the church (participation not optional). Open 12:00
Municipal Hostel (46, 8€) Alberguería Andrés Muñoz, to the left of the Camino opposite Hotel Palacio de Pujadas. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Coffee and snacks from machines. In winter call the number on the door. Open 12:00

Shops, cafés, restaurants, a bakery (open early in the morning), a pharmacy and a bank, all on the Camino near the church. The restaurant of the hotel Palacio de Pujadas does an excellent Pilgrim Menu. Restaurant Casa Armendáriz has been recommended. Fiestas Santa María Magdalena 22 July with a full week of outdoor festivities. Fiestas de la Virgen de Nieva 8 September.

Other accommodation options

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Catalonia Las Cañas

Jardines de Viana Spa

Palacio de Pujadas

Vianatxiki

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