6.70km → Puente Quintos
To Santiago: 
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...

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
Ángel de la Vega
20 5€
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural La Casa del Tío Quico
Casa Rural
Dr. Damián González Galindo
To Santiago: 
342.10
Altitude: 
715
2.20km → Barcial de Barco
To Santiago: 
336.00
Altitude: 
700
To Santiago: 
333.80
Altitude: 
716

The social center of town is the Bar Borox / albergue. 

The Road: 

Beyond Barcial de Barco a bit of care is needed to keep to the camino. If you have any doubts, speak with the owners of the bar Borox (adjacent to the albergue), they sometimes provide a map of the way.

The confusion has to do with the recent development of a disused railway...

Accommodation in Barcial de Barco

Private

1

Albergue Las Eras
Private
Las Eras, 2
14 8€
Altitude: 
705
Now separated from the camino with the opening of the Via Verde.
7.80km → Villabrázaro
To Santiago: 
325.30
Altitude: 
725
The Road: 

Note that it is technically possible to follow the Vía Verde all of the way to Villabrázaro, but that the arrows don’t really give you a good way to find where to depart from it and resume the camino. 

From the albergue in Benavente, follow the Vía Verde a...

Accommodation in Benavente

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Benavente
Municipal
Ctra. de la Estación
12 4€
Pension

2

Pensión La Trapería
Pension
Agujero de San Andrés, 10
Hostal

3

Hostal Universal ⭑⭑
Hostal
San Antón Viejo, 17

4

Hostal La Trucha
Hostal
La Viña, 5

5

Hostal Avenida ⭑⭑
Hostal
El Ferial, 17
Hotel

6

Hotel Santiago ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Maragatos, 34

7

Hotel Villa de Benavente ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ctra. de la Estación
Parador

8

Parador de Benavente ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Parador
Plaza de la Mota
To Santiago: 
317.50
Altitude: 
725

Check with the Bar Real for keys to the albergue.

The Road: 

The camino follows a paved country lane to Maire de Castroponce, well marked.

Accommodation in Villabrázaro

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Villabrázaro
Municipal
Majuelos
14 Donativo€
To Santiago: 
309.20
Altitude: 
745
The Road: 

The way to Álija del Infantado is complicated by only one turn. The camino follows a paved road most of the way and eventually arrives at a larger paved road after crossing the Puente de la Vizana over the Río Órbigo (and into the province of León). Pilgrims who have...

3.00km → La Nora del Río
To Santiago: 
303.50
Altitude: 
740

Two great churches, but if you only visit one make it the Iglesia de San Esteban with its coffered Mudejar ceiling.

The Road: 

Follow the road to La Nora del Río (3km). Arrows at the start of town are conflicting, the smaller ones send you through town (no services) while a giant one encourages you to turn left along a trail adjacent to the river. The river choice is the best option and you will follow it for the...

Accommodation in Álija del Infantado

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Alija del Infantado
Municipal
Benavente
12 8€
Hotel

2

Hotel El Hotelito
Hotel
Real, 124
5.30km → Genestacio
To Santiago: 
300.50
Altitude: 
740
To Santiago: 
295.20
Altitude: 
750

Cross over the river (which now looks more like a canal) to get to the bar, otherwise keep on straight through town.

The Road: 

The camino ahead passes near the villages of Villanueva de Jamuz (bar) (3.4km) and Santa Elena de Jamuz (3.8km) but does not actually enter them. At the far edge of Santa Elena it joins the road but only for a short distance, keep an eye open for the arrows which turn right...

To Santiago: 
291.80
Altitude: 
765
6.30km → La Bañeza
To Santiago: 
288.00
Altitude: 
765
To Santiago: 
281.70
Altitude: 
780

Accommodation in La Bañeza

Association

1

Albergue de peregrinos Monte Urba
Association
Bello Horizonte
36 4€
Pension

2

Hospedería Vía de la Plata ⭑⭑
Pension
Juan de Mansilla, 18
Hostal

3

Hostal Caminito ⭑
Hostal
Mediodia, 1
Hotel

4

Hotel Los Ángeles ⭑⭑
Hotel
Obispo Alcolea, 2
Apartment

5

Apartamentos APH Infanta Mercedes ⭑⭑⭑
Apartment
Madrid-Coruña, 125
14.80km → Astorga
To Santiago: 
275.80
Altitude: 
795

Accommodation in Palacios de La Valduerna

Hotel Rural

1

Hotel Rural Señorío de los Bazán
Hotel Rural
Vía de la Plata, 25
4.10km → Astorga
To Santiago: 
261.00
Altitude: 
840
2.40km → Valdeviejas
To Santiago: 
256.90
Altitude: 
880

Here you will take first notice of the Maragato culture, the ancient tribe of red-headed Iberians that served as the muleteers between the coast and the interior of Spain. They maintain several curious customs by modern standards, doing most thing the exact opposite as we are...

History: 

At the junction of several Roman roads, it is no wonder that Astorga is full of Roman ruins. Several dig sights are ongoing and can be toured, and nearly every structure in town has some Roman foundation. This was an important crossroad for the Romans and the gateway into El Bierzo.

Fiesta: 

Santa Marta is celebrated during the last week of August. Market day is Tuesday.

The Road: 

The camino here leaves the last of the plains behind and begins, slowly at first, to climb. The ascent is slow and gradual until Rabanal, where it begins a more steep ascent to the alto and an equally quick descent into Molinaseca. On the way up it passes through several small but equipped towns...

Accommodation in Astorga (from the Via de la Plata)

Private

1

Albergue Só Por Hoje
Private
Rodríguez de Cela, 30
10 20*€

2

Albergue San Javier
Private
Portería, 6
95 10€
Photo in Albergue San Javier on the Camino de Santiago
Association

3

Albergue de Peregrinos Siervas de María
Association
Plaza San Francisco, 3
165 5€
Pension

4

Pensión García
Pension
Bajada de Postigo, 3
Hostal

5

Hostal La Peseta ⭑⭑
Hostal
Plaza de San Bartolomé, 3
Photo in Hostal La Peseta on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hostal Delfín ⭑
Hostal
Carretera N-VI, 417
Photo in Hostal Delfín on the Camino de Santiago

7

Hostal Coruña ⭑⭑
Hostal
Ponferrada, 72
Photo in Hostal Coruña on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

8

Hotel SPA Vía de la Plata ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Padres Redentoristas, 5
Photo in Hotel SPA Vía de la Plata on the Camino de Santiago

9

Hotel Gaudí ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ingeniero Eduardo de Castro, 6
Photo in Hotel Gaudí on the Camino de Santiago

10

Hotel SPA Ciudad de Astorga ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Sitios, 7
Photo in Hotel SPA Ciudad de Astorga on the Camino de Santiago

11

Hotel Astur Plaza ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza España
Photo in Hotel Astur Plaza on the Camino de Santiago
Closed

12

Albergue Camino y Vía
Closed
22 6€
Photo in Astorga on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Astorga on the Camino de Santiago

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