Map of all Caminos to Santiago de Compostela
Vía de la Plata Map 1
Altitude: 
20

Sevilla is a capital city whose laidback culture and seductive dance are quick to charm visitors. Give yourself an extra day of sightseeing here, or two, and get lost. Although it is the 4th largest city in Spain you will find that the Old Town is manageable on foot.

Within the tangle of...

History: 

Despite its inland location, the big river hear has allowed the city to play an important role in the Spanish Empire’s global expansion. Christopher Columbus is resting here (in the Cathedral), and Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage around the earth began here too.

Sevilla’s slogan of ‘No me...

Notice: 

PERSONAL SAFETY: There is a fine line between issuing a fear-inducing warning and a casual mention of potential danger, and when it comes to the section of road on the outskirts of Sevilla something in between those two is necessary. There are a few places where the surroundings are quite...

In a major city the size of Sevilla you can always expect there to be a celebration of something going on, but the largest and most iconic one is the week of Semana Santa leading up to Easter. Reserve a room early.

The Road: 

CAMINO MARKERS: Be aware that there is no single official designation of the camino trail. Between Sevilla and Santiago, the camino is maintained by a number of local and regional governments, as well as by several ‘Amigo’ associations. Along the way, you...

Accommodation in Sevilla

Municipal

1

Albergue Juvenil de Sevilla
Municipal
Isaac Peral, 2
300
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Private

2

The Spot Central Hostel
Private
Adriano, 6

3

Albergue Triana
Private
Rodrigo de Triana, 69
50 13*€
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4

Sevilla Hostel One Centro
Private
Angostillo, 6
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5

La Banda Rooftop Hostel
Private
Dos de Mayo, 16

6

Black Swan Hostel
Private
Bilbao, 8

7

The Nomad Hostel
Private
Itálica, 1
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Pension

8

Pensión Doña Trinidad
Pension
Archeros, 7
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9

Pensión Bienvenido
Pension
Archeros, 14
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Hostal

10

Hostal Sierpes ⭑
Hostal
Corral del Rey, 22
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Hotel

11

Hotel Sevilla ⭑⭑
Hotel
Daoiz, 5
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12

Hotel Plaza ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Albareda, 15
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13

Hotel Alfonso XIII ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
San Fernando, 2
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Altitude: 
5
The Road: 

Once over the bridge, the camino turns right onto Calle San Jorge, and then right again onto the Calle Antillano Campos, followed by a left onto Calle Castilla which curves gently to the left. The arrows will direct you across a small paved square and up a broad set of...

Altitude: 
4
The Road: 

1. THE RIVER ROUTE: This route has a reputation for being a bit unsavory, and it certainly does feel run down at the onset. Piles of windswept trash and the occasional squatter hut don’t lend it much credibility but it really is the more scenic of the two routes. That said, if...

Altitude: 
10
The Road: 

This route travels through well-populated areas as well as through a long industrial estate and might be your only option following heavy rains. To follow this route keep on straight after the bridge. The arrows along the way are extremely faded but there are a few ceramic shells to keep you in...

Accommodation in Camas

Hostal

1

Hostal El Cruce
Hostal
Plaza El Almendro, 1
Altitude: 
20

Roman history buffs should schedule an extra half day to visit Itálica, and non-buffs should do the same; the remains really are extraordinary. Before you get to the Roman parts, drop in at the Monasterio de San Isidoro del Campo. It is at the southern end of town and it would...

History: 

Santiponce stands upon and around the original Roman city of Itálica, which was founded in 206BC. It was here that two of the Roman Empires’ most celebrated emperors were born: Trajan and his adopted son Hadrian (off wall fame). 

The Road: 

The camino leaves Santiponce along the same road that it came in on. Shortly after passing the archaeological site of Itálica it once again does a little dance around the highway on-ramps. Here, keep on this road to pass under the highway. Immediately after the last ramp (the...

Accommodation in Santiponce / Itálica

Hotel

1

Hotel Anfiteatro Romano ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Extremadura, 13
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6.10km → Guillena
Altitude: 
10
Notice: 

Heavy rains can cause high waters in the area around the river here. If it is impassible, there is an easy detour. If you have already gotten to the river, turn back in the direction that you came from and turn right on the first road. Follow it as it passes under the A-66 and...

Altitude: 
20
The Road: 

The arrows in town lead you through the main square and right up to the A-8080. Cross it (towards Casa Esteban) and follow a side road to your right. Soon the camino returns to a rural setting and makes several twists and turns before arriving at the outskirts of Guillena.

Altitude: 
25

Guillena is a modest-sized town, on maps for as long as maps have been made. Most services, and the private albergue, are located along the main road. The municipal albergue is next to the municipal swimming pools.

Notice: 

The private albergue Luz del Camino is on the main road about 50m past the turn mentioned below.

The Road: 

At the start of town laminated signs take you off of the main road. The Camino follows the Calle Real past the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Granada and eventually to the municipal albergue. If you miss those signs, or if you prefer to stay at the private albergue located on the...

Accommodation in Guillena

Municipal

1

Albergue de Guillena
Municipal
Vega
20 10€
Private

2

Albergue Luz del Camino
Private
Federico García Lorca, 8
13 12*€
Hostal

3

Hostal Francés
Hostal
Andalucía, 62
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Vía de la Plata Map 2
Altitude: 
330
Notice: 

The stage between Castilblanco de los Arroyos and Almaden de la Plata is a very challenging and long day. There are zero places along the way to refill your water so be sure to carry extra with you along this stretch of nearly 30km.

The Road: 

The way out of Castilblanco de los Arroyos is along a path immediately adjacent to the road for the next 15km. It leaves the road at the entrance to a gated farm.

Accommodation in Castilblanco de los Arroyos

Municipal

1

Albergue de Castilblanco de los Arroyos
Municipal
Urbanización La Sierra
28 Donativo€
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural Las Lilieras
Casa Rural
Alcalde Antonio López, 2

3

Casa Rural Callejón de la Mora
Casa Rural
Callejón de la Mora, 12
Hotel

4

Hotel Castillo Blanco
Hotel
Ctra. Sevilla-Cazalla de la Sierra km, 32
Altitude: 
510
The Road: 

The gate to the municipal farmlands of Berrocal is usually closed. If it is, look to the right for a separate entrance for hikers. The camino from here to Almaden is along farm tracks and lanes. It descends to the Arroyo de los Zahurdones (4.7km) and includes a particularly...

Altitude: 
555
Altitude: 
460

Almadén rests in a small but flat valley in the shadow of the surrounding Sierra Moreno mountains. 

Notice: 

The road ahead is another 15km stretch without fountains, stock up in Almaden before setting off.

The Road: 

The camino is well marked through town and quickly returns to rural tracks; it follows a decidedly not straight path to El Real de la Jara as it attempts to go around the peaks rather than over them.

Accommodation in Almadén de la Plata

Municipal

1

Albergue juvenil Vía de la Plata de Almadén de la Plata
Municipal
Puerto de la Cruz
64 7€
Private

2

Casa del Reloj
Private
Plaza del Reloj, 9
6 10€

3

Albergue Casa Clara
Private
Plaza de la Constitución
8 12€
Pension

4

Casa Concha
Pension
La Cruz, 8
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Hotel

5

Hotel El Romeral
Hotel
Antonio Machado, 57
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10.70km → El Real de la Jara
Altitude: 
465

The castle overlooking El Real de la Jara makes for the perfect excuse to go for a bit of a climb, to take in the views, and to enjoy a fine sunset. It is empty inside but has been made safe for exploring.  

The Road: 

About 1km after leaving El Real, the camino crosses a small creek which marks the entrance to the region of Extremadura. It continues to follow rural trails until El Culebrin and the adjacent 24h truck stop.

11.50km → El Culebrín
Altitude: 
465

The castle overlooking El Real de la Jara makes for the perfect excuse to go for a bit of a climb, to take in the views, and to enjoy a fine sunset. It is empty inside but has been made safe for exploring.  

The Road: 

About 1km after leaving El Real, the camino crosses a small creek which marks the entrance to the region of Extremadura. It continues to follow rural trails until El Culebrin and the adjacent 24h truck stop.

Accommodation in El Real de la Jara

Municipal

1

Albergue municipal El Realejo
Municipal
Pablo Picasso
32 10€
Private

2

Alojamiento del peregrino
Private
Pablo Picasso, 17
12 10€
Pension

3

Alojamiento Rural Mari Carmen
Pension
Córdoba, 2
Hostal

4

Hostal La Encina ⭑⭑
Hostal
Polígono de la Encina, 14
32 10€
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