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

Estella / Lizarra

Private (30, 20€) La Hostería de Curtidores, on the Camino on the right before the town. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Buffet breakfast. Website www.lahosteriadelcamino.com Tel 663 613 642 Open 11:30

Private (24, 8€, May to September) Albergue ANFAS, turn right over a footbridge before the town, signposted. Kitchen, laundry facilities, pleasant communal area. Run by a local association for people with special needs. Website www.albergueanfas.org Tel 639 011 688 Open 12:00

Parish (32, donativo, Easter to October) Albergue Parroquial San Miguel, turn right over a footbridge before the town, signposted. Kitchen. Breakfast from 06:00. Mass with pilgrim blessing. Good reports. Tel 654 480 239 Open 12:00

Private (20, 19€, March to November) Albergue Ágora, turn right over the hump-backed bridge then left then right, on Calle Callizo Pelaires. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Breakfast. Modern with facilities, bunks with privacy curtains. Private rooms. Website www.dormirenestella.com Tel 681 346 882 Open 13:00

Municipal (80, 8€, February to November) Albergue de Peregrinos de Estella, Continue straight with the hump-backed bridge to your right and it's on the left. Laundry facilities, microwaves. Tel 948 550 200 Open 12:00

Private (12, 14€) Albergue Alda, on Plaza de Santiago, which is at the end of Calle Mayor. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Private rooms. New in 2022. Website www.aldahotels.es/alojamientos/alda-estella-hostel Tel 948 030 137 Open 14:00

Religious (30, 16€) Albergue Capuchinos Rocamador, on the left just after the first roundabout. Kitchen, laundry facilities. Communal evening meal. Breakfast. Private rooms. Website www.alberguescapuchinos.org Tel 948 550 549 Open 12:00

Youth Hostel (80, 11€, April to October) Albergue Juvenil Oncineda, continue along the Camino from the Municipal until you come to a roundabout, the albergue is at the end of Calle del Monasterio de Irache, to your right. Kitchen and laundry facilities. Evening meals and breakfast. Private rooms. Website www.albergueestella.com Tel 666 199 939

Estella is a big town with all services. Paseo la Inmaculada is the main shopping street and has most things you'll need including a Carrefour supermarket and café / bakery Lopez which opens at 07:00. Taller Gastronómico Casanella, on Calle Espoz y Mina, gives cooking classes as well as serving food, recommended. Café La Rua, opposite the municipal albergue also does good food and opens early with fresh pastries. Bar Alday, just over the hump-back bridge from the municipal, does good food in big portions. Restaurante Casanova on Calle de Fray Wenceslao de Oñate has also been recommended. There's a Tourist Office in the Palacio de los Reyes de Navarra, continue on the Camino from the municipal albergue, open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 21:00. Leaving town several cafés open early. Fiestas Patronales 2 August, San Andrés 30 November.

Estella is a major wine producing centre in the wine region of southern Navarra known as Tierra Estella. Although this region may suffer from its proximity to its better-known neighbour, La Rioja, Navarran wines shouldn't be discounted. Until recently Estella was known almost exclusively for its rosés, but now its whites and reds are equally prized.

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