Vía de la Plata Map 14

Vía de la Plata Map 14
To end of camino: 
559.20
Altitude: 
710

Baños derives its name from the abundance of water that flows from the surrounding mountains, and from the thermal waters that spring up here. If you fancy a splurge, head to the balneario for a soak. The mountains are a blessing for the locals, who enjoy a temperate climate because of them. Unfortunately for pilgrims, the same mountains stand in the way of northern passage.

The Road: 

From Baños the camino begins its climb to the Alto de Béjar. It begins along the old Roman road on the east side of town, avoid the temptation/mistake of following the N-630 (though that will get you to both the alto and the Albergue El Solitario). The climb to the alto is...

Photo of Baños de Montemayor on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
556.80
Altitude: 
935

The albergue has re-opened!

The Road: 

The camino turns left and away from the road at the entrance to Peñacaballera, if you got distracted and ended up at a roundabout you went too far. From the alto the camino begins its winding descent to La Calzada de Béjar, crossing along the way the Puente de la Malena (4km...

Accommodation in Puerto de Béjar / Peñacaballera

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos de Puerto de Béjar
Municipal
16
Donativo€
Photo of Puerto de Béjar / Peñacaballera on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
552.80
Altitude: 
665
To end of camino: 
547.40
Altitude: 
795

Once an important frontier outpost, La Calzada has seen 90% of its population vanish in the last century. The albergue receives praise from most pilgrims, and several homes have been converted into lovely rural accommodation.

The Road: 

Mostly straight and mostly flat walking all the way to Valverde de Valdelacasa.

Accommodation in La Calzada de Béjar

Private

1

Albergue Rural Alba y Soraya
Private
24
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Rural Alba y Soraya
Photo of La Calzada de Béjar on the Camino de Santiago
3.50km → Valdelacasa
To end of camino: 
538.60
Altitude: 
805

Take a moment to enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains.

The Road: 

Follow the road out of town in the direction of Valdelacasa.

Accommodation in Valverde de Valdelacasa

Municipal

1

Albergue Santiago Apóstol
Municipal
22
10-15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Santiago Apóstol
Private

2

Albergue Nenúfar
Private
12
6€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Nenúfar
Photo of Valverde de Valdelacasa on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
535.10
Altitude: 
965
The Road: 

The camino leaves Valdelacasa along a paved road, and in 2km it leaves the road in favor of a dirt track to the left. The signage here is not great and might have you believe that you should stay on the road; it is OK if you do, both ways will get you to Fuenterroble de Salvatierra...

Vía de la Plata Map 15

Vía de la Plata Map 15
14.40km → Pico de la Dueña
To end of camino: 
527.20
Altitude: 
955
The Road: 

Between Fuenterroble and Morille the camino splits into two distinct routes. The split happens 11.7km from Fuenterroble at a place signposted as Dueña de Abajo.

LEFT ROUTE - 31.8km (20.1km from split)

This route is slightly longer but...

Accommodation in Fuenterroble de Salvatierra

Parochial

1

Albergue parroquial Santa María
Parochial
70
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue parroquial Santa María
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural Arrieros Familia García
Casa Rural

3

Casa Rural Paqui
Casa Rural
To end of camino: 
512.80
Altitude: 
1145
To end of camino: 
506.00
Altitude: 
950
Photo of Calzadilla del Mendigos on the Camino de Santiago
3.80km → Morille
To end of camino: 
499.20
Altitude: 
975

San Pedro is a bit off the camino, you can keep on the road to Morille if you do not plan to stop here.

Accommodation in San Pedro de Rozados

Private

1

Casa Rural VII Carreras
Private
14
7€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural VII Carreras

2

Albergue Mari Carmen
Private
14
7€

3

Albergue Mutatio
Private
12
9€
Casa Rural

4

Casa Rural VII Carreras
Casa Rural
Booking.com
To end of camino: 
484.20
Altitude: 
960

Accommodation in Pedrosillo de los Aires

Municipal

1

Refugio de peregrinos de Pedrosillo de los Aires
Municipal
10
Donativo€
6.20km → Morille
To end of camino: 
489.20
Altitude: 
960

Vía de la Plata Map 16

Vía de la Plata Map 16
18.70km → Río Tormes
To end of camino: 
495.40
Altitude: 
930
The Road: 

10km from Morille the camino passes nearby the village of Miranda de Azán (bar), it is 300m out of the way but is the only stop between here and the suburbs of Salamanca

As you near Salamanca you will cross under two motorways, the second of which marks the...

Accommodation in Morille

Municipal

1

Albergue municipal de Morille
Municipal
30
6€
0.60km → Salamanca
To end of camino: 
476.70
Altitude: 
770
To end of camino: 
476.10
Altitude: 
805

Salamanca is, without any exaggeration, the single most spectacular Renaissance city in all of Spain. The old town is built almost exclusively of locally sourced sandstone, and in the bright Castillian sunlight it shines like gold. It has two Cathedrals (old and new), conjoined due to a miscalculation when construction on the latter began. The New Cathedral has some curiously modern carvings; bonus points if you can find the astronaut or the imp eating an ice-cream cone.

If you can, try to see the city at night. It is lit from every angle and the effect is magnificent,...

The Road: 

Waymarks in and out of Salamanca are scant, there are some bronze shells embedded in the ground but they are not so easy to find. Fortunately, the way out is a nearly straight course due north.

From the Plaza Mayor exit through the center gate of the main facade, onto ...

Photo of Salamanca on the Camino de Santiago

Vía de la Plata Map 17

Vía de la Plata Map 17
To end of camino: 
469.20
Altitude: 
815

At the end of this small village, the camino returns to the road and crosses over it. Old arrows might try to keep you on the road, but avoid them in favor of a track which veers right. This track crosses the nearby motorway and then returns you to the road safely on the other side where you have to cross back over the N-630 to enter Castellanos de Villiquera.

The Road: 

At the end of this small village, the camino returns to the road and crosses over it. Old arrows might try to keep you on the road, but avoid them in favor of a track which veers right. This track crosses the nearby motorway and then returns you to the road safely on the other side where you...

Photo of Aldeaseca de la Armuña on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
464.50
Altitude: 
830
Photo of Castellanos de Villiquera on the Camino de Santiago
7.40km → Huelmos
To end of camino: 
460.40
Altitude: 
800

This Calzada (road), and nearly every other derives its name from being situated along an important trade route. Two notable artifacts remain from its founding by the Romans: a collection of milarios (in front of the municipal albergue) and La Fuente Buena (a preserved fountain) across the N-630.

The Road: 

The camino to El Cubo de Tierra del Vino parallels closely the N-630 and A-66 and on several occasions crosses beneath it.

Accommodation in Calzada de Valdunciel

Private

2

Albergue La Casa del Molinero
Private
7
14€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Casa del Molinero
Hostal

3

Hostal El Pozo
Hostal
To end of camino: 
453.00
Altitude: 
825

A rural development which includes a private albergue. If you stay here it is well positioned for a side trip to the nearby Castillo de Buen Amor, which is now a hotel as well.

Accommodation in Huelmos

Private

1

Albergue Casa Saso
Private
10
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Saso

Vía de la Plata Map 18

Vía de la Plata Map 18
To end of camino: 
439.50
Altitude: 
840
The Road: 

The camino continues straight through El Cubo on the main road, crosses a short bridge, and turns left onto a secondary road.

Accommodation in El Cubo de Tierra del Vino

Private

1

Albergue F&M
Private
8
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue F&M

2

Albergue Turístico Torre de Sabre
Private
20
14-17€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Turístico Torre de Sabre
17.10km → Río Duero
To end of camino: 
426.40
Altitude: 
760

On the southern edge of town (on your right as you enter) stands the once majestic Convento Franciscano de Nuestra Señora del Soto. It is a declared ruin now so you cannot see the inside, but the exterior retains a certain charm.

The Road: 

The camino between Villanueva de Campeán is almost entirely through the countryside along well-marked paths. The entrance to Zamora is short, and the first real glimpse you will get of the riverside city is from the mighty Río Duero.

Accommodation in Villanueva de Campeán

Off Camino: 
0.60
Altitude: 
715

Located 1km off of the camino, about 4km after leaving Villanueva de Campeán.

Accommodation in San Marcial

Vía de la Plata Map 19

Vía de la Plata Map 19
1.40km → Zamora
To end of camino: 
409.30
Altitude: 
620
Photo of Río Duero on the Camino de Santiago
6.80km → Roales del Pan
To end of camino: 
407.90
Altitude: 
660

Zamora is world famous for its concentration of Romanesque architecture (and art). There are 14 Romanesque churches in the old town alone and countless more in the surrounding region. 

To top it all off it has the Catedral de San Salvador and the Castillo de Zamora, and these are the two that you should focus on if you are overwhelmed by the idea of visiting all of the others. They are adjacent to one another on the west side of the city (off the camino) overlooking the river. The Cathedral is Romanesque and was built in only 23 years, the blink of an eye when...

Notice: 

NOTE: There is a separate set of arrows which direct the way along the Camino Portugués de la Plata, a route which turns westward and into Portugal. At the same time, the Camino de Levante (from Valencia) enters Zamora from the east.

The Road: 

The camino through the old town crosses the Plaza Mayor onto Calle da las Costanillas which it follows downhill to the first roundabout. It crosses directly over the roundabout and keeps to this road as it passes through the next large intersection (passing the Iglesia de San...

Photo of Zamora on the Camino de Santiago
12.30km → Montamarta
To end of camino: 
401.10
Altitude: 
700

Municipal albergue closed.

Photo of Roales del Pan on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
388.80
Altitude: 
695

Overlooking the village from the other side of the reservoir is the Ermita de la Virgen del Castillo. The municipal albergue is located along the N-630 before the camino gets to the village, and the Hostal Asturiano is just a bit further south of it.

The Road: 

The way from Montamarta crosses part of the reservoir here, which may be impassible when the water is high. When that is the case simply take the N-630 over the water.

In 4.5km the camino crosses over the A-66 (see note below regarding optional road route). It then crosses a few...

Accommodation in Montamarta

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Montamarta
Municipal
20
5€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de Montamarta
Casa Rural

2

El Molino de Castilla
Casa Rural
Photo of Montamarta on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Montamarta on the Camino de Santiago

Vía de la Plata Map 20

Vía de la Plata Map 20
3.40km → Riego del Camino
To end of camino: 
376.30
Altitude: 
720

Accommodation in Fontanillas de Castro

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Fontanillas de Castro
Municipal
12
Donativo€
To end of camino: 
372.90
Altitude: 
700
The Road: 

The camino keeps to the countryside and enters Granja de Moreruela along a back street. Immediately you are presented with the choice between continuing the Vía de la Plata to Astorga or following the Camino Sanabrés to Santiago via Ourense.

Accommodation in Riego del Camino

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Riego del Camino
Municipal
15
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de Riego del Camino
Private

2

Casa Camino
Private
15
Donativo€
6.70km → Puente Quintos
To end of camino: 
366.30
Altitude: 
710

From Granja de Moreruela you can follow the Camino Sanabrés (follows from below) a total of 366km to Santiago, or you can follow the Vía de la Plata to Astorga 93.8km and from there follow the Camino Francés the remaining 256.9km. A description of the route to Astorga continues on page 98 but this guide does not include the stretch from Astorga to Santiago.

The Road: 

The Camino Sanabrés turns left and due west from Granja. It follows farm tracks to reach the Puente Quintos (6.7km) over the Río Esla

Once over the bridge, the river splits into two distinct routes to get to Faramontanos de Tábara. The right route follows the...

Accommodation in Granja de Moreruela

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Granja de Moreruela
Municipal
20
6€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de Granja de Moreruela
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural La Casa del Tío Quico
Casa Rural
Photo of Granja de Moreruela on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
359.60
Altitude: 
1170
The Road: 

Once over the bridge, the river splits into two distinct routes to get to Faramontanos de Tábara. The right route follows the road and is preferred when rains have been heavy. Follow the road to the first paved left turn to descend and rejoin the left route. The left route turns left at...

Photo of Puente Quintos on the Camino de Santiago
6.90km → Tábara
To end of camino: 
348.20
Altitude: 
710
The Road: 

The camino to Tábara crosses over the AVE railway development. From this point you can see Tábara in the distance, but note that the camino does not enter Tábara. If you plan on stopping here aim for the church towers. 

Accommodation in Faramontanos de Tábara

Private

1

Acogida La Casa Azul y Amarilla
Private
5
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Acogida La Casa Azul y Amarilla
Photo of Faramontanos de Tábara on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
341.30
Altitude: 
745

Tábara’s municipal albergue is one of the not-to-be-missed albergues on the whole of the Vía de la Plata.

The Road: 

If you entered Tábara you have two options to return to the camino. You can return to the camino where you left it, or if you stayed at the Municipal albergue you can follow the alternate route from there.

The camino between here and Santa Croya offers two options, both of...

Accommodation in Tábara

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Tábara
Municipal
14
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de Tábara
Private

2

Albergue El Roble
Private
14
9€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Roble
Photo of Tábara on the Camino de Santiago

Vía de la Plata Map 21

Vía de la Plata Map 21

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