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Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Religious (185, 13€) Casa de la Confradía del Santo, on the right on the Camino. Microwaves, laundry facilities. Modern facilities. Vast, impersonal, noisy. If you manage to get to sleep you'll be woken about 04:00 by the reserve cockerels greeting the dawn (they live in a building behind the albergue). Website www.alberguecofradiadelsanto.com Tel 941 343 390 Open 11:00

Santo Domingo is a big town with all facilities. Día supermarket on the left before the town centre and further along a small supermarket down a street to the right. Banks, pharmacy left of the Camino on Avenida Juan Carlos I. Laundromat on the Camino. Fiestas Patronales 12 May.

A local speciality is ahorcaditos, sweet almond pastry in the shape of a scallop-shell. These and other delights can be found in (to mention but one) Pastelería Isidro on Calle Pinar which is to the left of the Camino opposite the cathedral. Restaurante Los Caballeros, on the Camino just before the cathedral, has been recommended. Braseria Gran Ferreteria, on Avenida Juan Carlos I, is also good. But be warned, this is not a good town for cheap eats. Bar La Rueda on Plaza de San Jerónimo opens at 06:00 with coffee and fresh croissants.

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