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In winter the best source of info on open albergues is WINTER ALBERGUES LIST http://www.aprinca.com/alberguesinvierno/


Religious (20, 10€, April to October) Casa de Peregrinos Emaús, on Calle de San Pedro de Cardeña, which is south from where the left route crosses the river to the north side. Communal evening meal and breakfast, donativo. Plush facilities in a beautifully renovated building. Run by Amigos del Camino. Mass and pilgrim blessing. Tel 947 252 851 Open 12:00

Municipal (150, 10€) Albergue Municipal de Burgos, on the Camino behind the cathedral, on Calle Fernán González. Microwaves, laundry facilities. Impersonal, modern, mega-albergue. Tel 947 460 922 Open 12:00 (14:00 in winter)

Private (136, 22€ with breakfast) Hostel Catedral Burgos, at the square just before the Municipal turn left down the steps for 100m to another long square, it's facing you a little to the left. In a newly renovated historic building. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Private rooms. Website hostelcatedralburgos.es Tel 623 115 887 Open 13:00

Burgos has all services. Supermarket (Día) on Calle Calzadas, on the Camino before the centre, the centre itself has limited grocery shopping. Tourist Office with your back to the cathedral ticket office it's left of Restaurant Don Nuño. The main Post Office is south of the river across Puente de San Pablo. Library on Plaza San Juan. Fiestas San Lesmes 25 January, Fiesta del Curpillos 10 June, San Pedro y San Pablo 29 June.

A local speciality is Morcilla de Burgos, which is similar to black pudding (a sausage made of pigs blood). You can try it in lots of places around the city. There are numerous restaurants on and near the square opposite the cathedral, however for cheaper (less touristy) options try the streets off Plaza Mayor. The restaurant Casa Pancho on Calle San Lorenzo has been recommended, as has Restaurante La Favorita on Calle Avellanos. Both of those streets have a good selection of restaurants and tapas bars. Pizza Station does good pizzas and is open all day, from the cathedral walk under the arch towards the river and turn left. Sidreria el Antoju on Calle Huerto del Rey has been recommended, especially for its amazing Cachopo, the Asturian Schnitzl.

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