In the autonomous community of Castilla-y-León, between the towns of Astorga and Ponferrada is the village of Rabanal del Camino. The first of its kind in this rural hamlet, Refugio Gaucelmo was established by the CSJ in 1991, in association with one of the Friends of the Camino associations of the local area of El Bierzo.
Formerly an old parish house, the award-winning Refugio Gaucelmo has been providing traditional-style hospitality to pilgrims along the Camino Francés every year since between the months of April and October. As of the end of 2017, we had welcomed more than 154,000 pilgrims who come to enjoy our beautiful garden, classic afternoon tea and the Gregorian chant from the friendly monks next door. For a full breakdown of pilgrim statistics at Gaucelmo, you can click here.
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Confraternity of Saint James,
27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY, United Kingdom.
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7928 9988
Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered no. 4096721 — UK Registered Charity no. 1091140
Founded in 1983 to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela