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Celebrating a significant date: suggestions sought

AJGuillaume

Pèlerin du monde
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Via Gebennensis (2018)
Via Podiensis (2018)
Voie Nive Bidassoa (2018)
Camino Del Norte (2018)
My darling and I will be starting in Almería on 22 September. We're slow walkers, and although I have given us some flexibility, I have had to plan our walk to make sure she can have some enjoyment.

We're celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this year, and according to my plan, we would be celebrating in Guadix, Los Baños (Cortés y Graena) or La Peza. Most probably Los Baños. Actually, if all goes to plan, it's highly likely the significant date will be as we walk from Guadix to Los Baños (yes, a short stage. Didn't I tell you we are slow walkers, distance challenged? ☺️)

I'm looking for suggestions of a nice place to stay and a good place to have a celebratory dinner.

If it is in La Peza, we're staying at the albergue, and we'll probably go to the local bar. So we might celebrate in style earlier.

So I'll welcome suggestions for Guadix and Los Baños.

In Los Baños, the Hotel Balneario de Graena looks nice, but I need a suggestion for dinner. Or other suggestions for accommodation.

In Guadix, I'm open to all suggestions. I'd like to be close to the centre, and we will have experienced a night in a cueva when we stop at La Huertezuela.

¡Muchísimas gracias!
¡Buen Camino!

Post scriptum: when we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary, I had thought we could celebrate the 40th by walking the Great Wall in China and cruising the Three Gorges. How things change: after our amazing experience walking from Switzerland to SdC in 2018, there's no better place in the world where I would want to celebrate our anniversary but on the Camino!
 
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C clearly

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Congratulations, AJ!

Paco of the Almería group lives in Guadix and he is very friendly and proud of his city. Maybe you could contact him. He is the person behind the Facebook group - Camino Mozarabe de Santiago Comarca de Guadix. In case you are not on Facebook and can't access that page, here is the posted contact information: WhatsApp 34 615 95 27 63, and email mozarabeacci@gmail.com. I expect that he would be the ideal person to help you with suggestions for lodging and dinner - either in Guadix or nearby.

Some of us stayed in the very beautiful Casa de la Escultora when it was operating as an albergue. There was an open albergue-type area as well as some private rooms. You can see photos on various reservations sites, but it seems not to be available and the Mozarabe guide shows it as temporarily closed. Here is a website for la escultora herself.

I hope this helps. Guadix is a good place for a rest day.
 

AJGuillaume

Pèlerin du monde
Time of past OR future Camino
Via Gebennensis (2018)
Via Podiensis (2018)
Voie Nive Bidassoa (2018)
Camino Del Norte (2018)
Congratulations, AJ!

Paco of the Almería group lives in Guadix and he is very friendly and proud of his city. Maybe you could contact him. He is the person behind the Facebook group - Camino Mozarabe de Santiago Comarca de Guadix. In case you are not on Facebook and can't access that page, here is the posted contact information: WhatsApp 34 615 95 27 63, and email mozarabeacci@gmail.com. I expect that he would be the ideal person to help you with suggestions for lodging and dinner - either in Guadix or nearby.

Some of us stayed in the very beautiful Casa de la Escultora when it was operating as an albergue. There was an open albergue-type area as well as some private rooms. You can see photos on various reservations sites, but it seems not to be available and the Mozarabe guide shows it as temporarily closed. Here is a website for la escultora herself.

I hope this helps. Guadix is a good place for a rest day.
Thank you @C clearly !

I'll contact Paco, and ask him for suggestions.

As part of my planning, I read @Magwood 's excellent blog about the Mozárabe. I saw that you had stayed at La Escultora.
It does not appear at all on the latest guide of the Asociación Jacobea de Almería-Granada's guide. Paco might be able to give me more details.

We have planned a rest day in Guadix.

¡Muchísimas gracias!
 
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MariaDunlop

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My darling and I will be starting in Almería on 22 September. We're slow walkers, and although I have given us some flexibility, I have had to plan our walk to make sure she can have some enjoyment.

We're celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this year, and according to my plan, we would be celebrating in Guadix, Los Baños (Cortés y Graena) or La Peza. Most probably Los Baños. Actually, if all goes to plan, it's highly likely the significant date will be as we walk from Guadix to Los Baños (yes, a short stage. Didn't I tell you we are slow walkers, distance challenged? ☺️)

I'm looking for suggestions of a nice place to stay and a good place to have a celebratory dinner.

If it is in La Peza, we're staying at the albergue, and we'll probably go to the local bar. So we might celebrate in style earlier.

So I'll welcome suggestions for Guadix and Los Baños.

In Los Baños, the Hotel Balneario de Graena looks nice, but I need a suggestion for dinner. Or other suggestions for accommodation.

In Guadix, I'm open to all suggestions. I'd like to be close to the centre, and we will have experienced a night in a cueva when we stop at La Huertezuela.

¡Muchísimas gracias!
¡Buen Camino!

Post scriptum: when we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary, I had thought we could celebrate the 40th by walking the Great Wall in China and cruising the Three Gorges. How things change: after our amazing experience walking from Switzerland to SdC in 2018, there's no better place in the world where I would want to celebrate our anniversary but on the Camino!
Congratulations! We celebrated our 40th Anniversary last October while on the Camino. We spent that day doing the usual “Camino stuff” with our Camino family and friends. We certainly let every know and many congratulations and celebrations were had.
Saved the special romantic dinner for when we got back home. 💕
And we’ll do the same this year when we walk again.
 

peregrina2000

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So I'll welcome suggestions for Guadix and Los Baños.
Hi, AJ,
Just curious to know if you`ve found a good place for a special celebration.

We had a “goodbye lunch” for a friend who was leaving the camino in Guadix. We didn’t have much time becuse of his bus connection, and thought we’d stop in the nearby 4 star hotel. We assumed they would have a decent restaurant. WRONG. It was not good. It must be the Hotel Palacio de Oñate based on google maps. Surely you will find something better.
 

AJGuillaume

Pèlerin du monde
Time of past OR future Camino
Via Gebennensis (2018)
Via Podiensis (2018)
Voie Nive Bidassoa (2018)
Camino Del Norte (2018)
Hi, AJ,
Just curious to know if you`ve found a good place for a special celebration.

We had a “goodbye lunch” for a friend who was leaving the camino in Guadix. We didn’t have much time becuse of his bus connection, and thought we’d stop in the nearby 4 star hotel. We assumed they would have a decent restaurant. WRONG. It was not good. It must be the Hotel Palacio de Oñate based on google maps. Surely you will find something better.
Hello @peregrina2000 ,
I followed @C clearly 's advice and contacted Paco by email. He gave me his number and asked me to contact him via WhatsApp. He hasn't made any suggestions yet.

A former member of the forum suggested open air dining at the Plaza de la Constitución, and Restaurante Boabdil.

Although our anniversary day is when we leave Guadix to walk to Los Baños, we have decided to mark the day in Guadix on the 1st of October.

And if we find something nice in Los Baños, we'll extend the celebration ☺️

As for the accommodation, Paco has confirmed that la Casa de la Escultora will not open, so we're going to stay at the Habitaciones Las Termas. We have experienced cuevas previously, and we're planning to sleep in a cueva in La Huertezuela, so we thought we would stay closer to the cathedral in Guadix.
 

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