The Camino de Santiago de la Plata

Walking Route Length: 1000 km
Walking Route Number of Stages: 32 Stages
Walking Route Duration: 79 Days

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The Camino de Santiago (de la Plata)

This is the path that follows the route of the Roman consular road called precisely Vía de la Plata which in ancient times connected "Emerita Augusta" (Mérida) with "Asturica Augusta" (Astorga) crossing the western part of the Iberian Peninsula from north to east. In the early Middle Ages this route was kept alive both during the Hispanic-Visigothic period and under Islamic domination. The denomination derives etymologically from the Arabic, Ball' latta was in fact the name by which this wide road, paved with a solid path that led to the Christian north, was known by Muslims. It was in fact used by the troops of Almanzor who attacked Santiago de Compostela in 997. In the late Middle Ages the Way was again Christianized and it was possible to travel and pilgrimage to Compostela again after the conquest of Seville and Cordoba by King Ferdinand III the Saint.

This path goes from Seville to Santiago (about 1000 km) is characterized by its truly unique landscape beauties and crosses the beautiful cities of Seville, Merida, Caceres, Salamanca, Zamora and Ourense.

It should be remembered that once Granja de Moreruela has arrived, the pilgrim has two possible routes ahead of him, the first continues to Astorga and from here follows the French Way to Santiago, the second always from Granja de Moreruela along the so-called Camino del Sudest or Camino Sanabres.

The Camino de la Plata is characterized by mostly dirt roads, with traffic limited to agricultural vehicles. Short sections on asphalt. The path, which appears to be well marked by the usual yellow arrows.


1st stage Sevilla / Guillena. 23km
2nd stage Guillena / Castilblanco de los Arroyos. 19Km
3rd stage Castilblanco de los Arroyos / Almadén de la Plata. 29,5Km
4th stage Almadén de la Plata / Monesterio. 37Km
5th stage Monesterio / Calzadilla de los Barros. 30,5Km

6th stage Calzadilla de los Barros / Villafranca de los Barros. 40,5Km
7th stage Villafranca de los Barros / Torremejia / Merida. 42Km
8th stage Merida / Alcuéscar. 39Km
9th stage Alcuéscar / Caceres Km 39.5
10th stage Caceres / Cañaveral Km 46
11th stage Cañaveral / Carcaboso Km 39.5
12th stage Carcaboso / Aldeanueva of the Way. 39Km
13th stage Aldeanueva del Camino / Calzada de Bejar. 22,5Km
14th stage. Calzada de Bejar / Fuenterroble de Salvatierra. 20.5km
15th stage Fuenterroble de Salvatierra / San Pedro de Rozados. 29,5Km
16th stage San Pedro de Rozados / Salamanca, Km 25
17th stage Salamanca / El Cubo de la Tierra del Vino. 35Km
18th stage El Cubo de la Tierra del Vino / Zamora. 31,5Km
19th stage Zamora / Montamarta. 18,5Km
20th stage Montamarta / Granja de Moreruela. 22Km
21st stage Granja de Moreruela / Tabara. 26km
22nd stage Tabara / Calzadilla de Tera. 34km
23rd stage Calzadilla de Tera / Cernadilla. 33,5km
24th stage Cernadilla / Requejo de Sanabria km 36
25th stage Requejo / Villavella km 30.3
26th stage Villavella / Campobecerros km 31.7
27th stage Campobecerros / Vilar de Barrio. 33,6Km
28th stage Vilar de Barrio / Orense. 36,6Km
29th stage Orense / Monasterio de Oseira. 30,2km
30th stage Monasterio de Oseira / Laxe. 28,1Km
31st stage Laxe / Outeiro. 33,2km
32nd stage Outeiro / Santiago de Compostela. 16,2km


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