The Via de la Plata is the route that brings pilgrims from southern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. The trail starts in Seville and ends in Astorga, but we will take a detour in Zamora, following the Camino Sanabrés or Mozárabe to Santiago de Compostela.
The original Via de la Plata was a Roman road that stretched from modern-day Mérida to Astorga. This is why along this Camino, you will be able to find outstanding Roman sites, such as Merida’s Roman theatre or the Aqueduct of Segovia.
But that’s not all: this route is also a testament to the Islamic past of the Peninsula. You will be able to experience the contrasts between the culture and architecture of southern and northern Spain. As you walk, you will pass many cities with a long history and unique charm. Some, such as Merida, Cáceres or Salamanca are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
983 km separate Seville and Santiago, so the Via de la Plata is the longest camino route, and during the summer months the weather will be hotter than in other trails. If you are worried about the length of each walking day, we can split them or add extra nights for you to rest. Each pilgrim needs to follow their own way!
At Galiwonders.com we want to help you to get the most of this lifetime experience. So forget about your luggage and all the logistics. We will take care of all these details, so you can concentrate on enjoying the Camino de Santiago walk.