The pride of Santa Marta is the Romanesque Iglesia de Santa Marta and it is well worth a visit. Around the back of the church, beside the doorway, is the oldest known sculpture in stone of the Apostol Santiago. If you happen to be passing by on March 21st, or on September 23rd, join the crowd to observe the illumination of a carved capital as the sun aligns with an opening in the apse.
The camino ahead turns westwards and follows closely the Río Tera as it runs between a string of villages. Shortly before Calzadilla de Tera the camino leaves the road to avoid a blind curve in the road.