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Carrión de los Condes

Convent (30, 10€, 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. Private rooms. Website clarisascarrion.blogspot.com Tel 646 163 883 Open 11:00

Convent (95, 10€, 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'! Website www.carriondeloscondes.org/portfolio-items/albergue-del-espiritu-santo Tel 979 880 052 Open 12:00

Parish (50, 10€, March to October) Parroquia de Santa María, turn right at the square (Plaza Santa María) just after the church, the albergue is down Calle del Clérigo Pastor. Laundry facilities. One word: kumbaya. Website viastellarum-comunidadelaconversion.blogspot.com Tel 650 575 185 Open 12:00

Convent (92, 25€ 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 Open 12:00

On the Camino as it passed through town are shops, cafés, pharmacies, banks, an excellent outdoor store and a Tourist Office. Café-Bar España, on the Camino at the main road, opens for breakfast at 07:00 with freshly baked pastries. Bar Carmen, on the Camino on the left near the Ayuntamiento, is popular and does good tapas. Dia Supermarket to the right of the Camino just past Convento de Santa Clara. Bakery Panadería la Peregrina on Plaza Santa María opens at 0700.

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