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The Via de la Plata (also known as Camino Mozárabe) is by far the longest Camino de Santiago route (it is 1000 kms long) and crosses the whole of Spain from Andalucía in the South to Galicia in the North. This Camino route was traditionally used by North African Christians on their way to Santiago de Compostela.
This Camino route starts in magnificent Sevilla, with its fascinating mix of architecture styles and where you shouldn't miss a flamenco show before embarking on your journey.
After Sevilla you will soon be walking among olive trees, orange groves and bulls (behind fences, don’t worry!) in Andalucía. As you enter the land of the ‘conquistadores’, you will discover a rarely visited part of Spain; off the beaten track and full of medieval churches and wonderful palaces.
The Romans left an important mark along the Vía de la Plata; you will encounter some of the best preserved Roman sites in Europe: such as the city of Mérida and Caparra. Extremadura is also home to some of the best bird watching in Europe and home of the exquisite Pata Negra ham. You will also visit the elegant UNESCO-listed cities of Salamanca and Zamora before entering the green and remote mountains of Galicia.
After Ourense city, perfect to relax at the famous thermal springs, you will discover THE most beautiful of all the last 100km sections to Santiago de Compostela: across peaceful forests, charming hamlets and lush rolling hills with outstanding views.