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O Cebreiro

Private (10, 15€, May to November) Casa Campelo, on the Camino on the left. Laundry facilities. Microwaves. Private rooms. Tel 679 678 458 Open 12:00

Xunta (100, 8€) Albergue do Cebreiro, on the Camino a little past the village. Laundry facilities. Cramped dorms. Tel 660 396 809 Open 13:00

Cafés, shops and tourist stuff. The restaurants in O Cebreiro offer Galician specialities (see below).

Octopus is perhaps the most famous Galician dish, it's called Pulpo a la Gallega or Pulpo Galego in Galician but also sometimes called Polbo á Feira. It is boiled octopus with paprika, salt and olive oil. Caldo Galego is a stew made with chicken broth and ham with chickpeas, potatoes, cabbage and other vegetables, there is also an equally delicious veggie version. Empanadas are pies usually filled with tuna or chorizo, although there are many different kinds, including vegetarian. If you order a piece you generally won't be given cutlery because it's normal to eat it with your hands (like pizza in Italy). For dessert there's Torta de Santiago, a delicious almond tart with caster sugar sprinkled on top, with the outline of the cross of the Knights Templar. You'll find these dishes in restaurants all over Galicia so give them a go! This being a traditional fishing region means that fish of every description also features on the menus of good restaurants.

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