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Fire at Torre Vilarińo

ranthr

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There seems to have been a fire in the hospedaje de Torre Vilarińo published from elgreso.es at de Camino de Invierno facebook page. 😥
 

peregrina2000

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There seems to have been a fire in the hospedaje de Torre Vilarińo published from elgreso.es at de Camino de Invierno facebook page. 😥
Oh this is such horrible news. The article I saw in the Galician press says it started in the kitchen, probably because of a short circuit, and that the entire guest house was destroyed (there are several other buildings on the property where some of the family lives). Luckily no one was harmed — there were 18 people staying there (5 children), a group of biologists studying diseases affecting pine trees in the areas.

On our recent Invierno zooms, many of us talked about how great a night there was — it enabled you to walk a 6 km loop with gorgeous views over the Minho, it was next door to an ethnographic museum, with a prehistoric hill fort up on the hill behind it. I surely hope they are well-insured and will rebuild soon, but this must be a terrible blow to them as they were probably hoping to be opening soon.
 

Theatregal

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Oh my gosh this is so terrible. I had such a lovely stay there, it's a beautiful place and as Laurie mentions above, the area is rich with wonderful places to explore. Thankfully no one was hurt. I'm thinking of Susanna and her wonderfully kind staff. Very very sad.
 
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VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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Oh, nòooooo.
Such terrible news. This was a special place.
I am very glad no-one was hurt, and like others hope their insurance policy is a generous one.
 

Albertagirl

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And I am thinking of Invierno walkers like myself who were grateful for Torre Vilarino for breaking what would have been a long day, as well as for the owners and staff of the hotel.
 

Guy Strachan

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Frances ('13/'14), Portugues ('15), Finisterre ('16/'19); Ingles ('17); Sanabres ('18); Invierno '20
There seems to have been a fire in the hospedaje de Torre Vilarińo published from elgreso.es at de Camino de Invierno facebook page. 😥
Such sad news - such a great place & lovely people - was due to stay there a month ago on the Invierno but cancelled because of the CoVid situation...
 
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