Refugio Gaucelmo, nestled in a small square opposite an ancient church near the top of the village of Rabanal del Camino, opened its doors to pilgrims in 1991.

The story of Gaucelmo starts with an idea which, with hard-work and faith, gave rise to this much-loved corner of the Camino Frances where CSJ volunteers have welcomed over 161,000 pilgrims from 140 countries.

On Monday 25th October 2021 Refugio Gaucelmo reached the 30th anniversary of its official inauguration and we invite all of you to join with us in celebrating this milestone and looking forward to the future.

Using archive material and the words of the people who were there, we will tell the story of how Refugio Gaucelmo came into existence and look at some highlights of the past 30 years.  

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