Astorga

Albergue San Javier is in a very old building just by the cathedral. For the princely sum of eight Euros each we secure a pair of bunk beds in a dorm – fairly crowded but with a balcony opening onto a lovely central courtyard so airy and pleasant. We wander out to the plaza in front of Gaudi’s episcopal palace. Rosie opts to sit in the sun and read but the promise of interesting looking stained glass draws me in – I am not disappointed. Afterwards we amble through the old, walled city – the Camino goes right through the middle and we will be heading in the other direction when we set off tomorrow. We dine well on a twelve Euro ‘menu del dia’ which includes a full (refilled!) bottle of wine which we don’t attempt to finish in the interests of staying hydrated. Back at the Albergue the wifi turns out to be excellent – an unexpected bonus!

 

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