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Albergue run by disabled people

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#1
Hi, I thought I read somewhere that there is an Albergue ran by disabled people along VDLP. Does anybody have information on exactly where is this? Thank you much.
 

Via2010

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#2
Hi,

there is not really an albergue run by disabled people, but there is an albergue in a monastery where they also host disabled people in Alcuescar.

BC
Alexandra
 

SabineP

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#3
Hi, I thought I read somewhere that there is an Alburgue ran by disable people along VDLP. Does anybody have information on exactly where is this? Thank you much.
And there is one on the Frances in Estella from ANFAS organisation. They give people with learning difficulties a job/ volunteer experience.
 

jony jony

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#4
Azelia.......as via2010 states , it is not run by disabled people but is a type of home for disabled people without families to care for them i believe . The alburgue is in the same grounds as the home and is a very impressive building , spotlessly clean , gleaming marble floors and staircases ( worth paying to stay just to see that ) .
In the evening there is a meal provided for residents and pilgrims alike ( although the pilgrims eat downstairs in the alburgue ) which is food donated by the locals /businesses of the area .
Last year i stayed there but the doors to the alburgue don't open until 4-30pm if i remember , however there is a small building in the grounds where pilgrims can shelter and wait .

I will certainly be staying there again in September .
 

Via2010

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#5
I can remember, that we celebrated mass together with the disabled people living in the house. Afterwards the volunteering hospitaleros had prepared a communal meal for the pilgrims while the inhabitants went to their Dining-room.
 
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#6
Thank you all for the info. My hubby works with disable people and he definitely would love to stay there.
@jony jony -- when are you starting? We fly to Seville on Sept 20 and will catch a bus to Merida then starts from there. See you somewhere. BC.

With appreciation
Azelia
 

jony jony

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#7
Hello Azelia......i will be leaving Seville by bike on 19th September . Alcuescar is about 34 klms north of Merida and it took me 5 days last year to reach there from Seville . I may well see you on the camino sometime after Acuescar and if so i will , as always , ring my bell as i approach .
Regards.....John
 
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Its also the albergue you ate locked in overnight. Priests insist also locked in from 2pm to 4pm durong sieste. Lovely but i left brcause of lock in
 

Via2010

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#9
Its also the albergue you ate locked in overnight. Priests insist also locked in from 2pm to 4pm durong sieste. Lovely but i left brcause of lock in
Yes, they close the building for siesta and they close the entrance during night-time. But this is not unusual for an albergue. Other albergues on the Via only open after 4pm. And many albergues close their gates for the night at 9 or 10 pm - not to lock pilgrims in but for security reasons, to prevent theft or rape.

If you can not cope with that you should look for a hotel with a 24/7 reception desk.

BC
Alexandra
 

SabineP

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#10
Yes, they close the building for siesta and they close the entrance during night-time. But this is not unusual for an albergue. Other albergues on the Via only open after 4pm. And many albergues close their gates for the night at 9 or 10 pm - not to lock pilgrims in but for security reasons, to prevent theft or rape.

If you can not cope with that you should look for a hotel with a 24/7 reception desk.

BC
Alexandra
It is not the lock itself that is an issue to me but being locked in and not getting OUT in case of emergency that bothers me.
 

Kiwi-family

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#11
When we were there we were offered a tour of the buildings which I believe your husband would find interesting. The mass was very moving too.
We arrived before 2 and were let in and had to choose whether to stay until 4 or go out at 2. No problem for us, although we met others who took offence at that rule.
 

Via2010

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#12
It is not the lock itself that is an issue to me but being locked in and not getting OUT in case of emergency that bothers me.
I can only remember, that the old public albergue in Burgos (the wooden buildings in the park) hat no emergency exit and all window locked by iron fences. Thinking of a possible fire that was the most uncomfortable night I ever had on the camino.

But in Alcuescar they showed us an emergency exit as far as I can remeber. You could go out during siesta or even during the night but not get back into the building then.
 

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