Ávila opens the second pilgrim hostel next to the Wall.
The pilgrims’ hostel ‘Las Tenerías’ has opened its doors in Ávila, in the old Casa del Tío Pirulo, at the foot of the Wall and next to the Adaja Bridge and the hermitage of San Segundo, which has It has been rehabilitated for those who make the Southeast Route to Santiago de Compostela, crossing the province of Ávila.
It is the second pilgrim hostel to be opened in Ávila, it expands the offer of accommodation on the southeast route of the Camino de Santiago for which, after the one inaugurated in Gotarrendura, it is planned to launch a third in San Bartolomé de Pinares and another in Cebreros, where there are already some dependencies, although they do not have furniture.
The facilities have bathrooms, a dining room with kitchen and three bedrooms with five bunk beds, and also have mats so that walkers can rest.
As explained by the president of the Association of Friends of the Camino de Santiago in Ávila, Raquel Martín, during 2008 at least 140 pilgrims passed through Ávila, of which 74 used the Gotarrendura shelter.
The southeast route of the Camino de Santiago in Ávila has just over 100 kilometers, distributed in six stages. He enters the province through the municipality of Cebreros and leaves it through that of Palacios de Goda. The route is marked every 22 kilometers with an identifying tile (Cadalso de los Vidrios-Cebreros, Cebreros-San Bartolomé de Pinares, San Bartolomé-Ávila, Ávila-Gotarrendura, Gotarrendura-Arévalo and Arévalo-Medina del Campo), although the intention is mark the itinerary so that the pilgrim identifies the path to follow.
In this sense, the territorial delegate of the Junta de Castilla y León in Ávila highlighted the work of the Autonomous Administration in signaling and promoting the French Way, and showed his intention to work to “put Ávila on the map of the Camino from Santiago”.