The Vía de La Plata

From Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela. 38 sections. 963 km. 

Andalusia is the starting point for the Vía de la Plata or Southern Way, a Camino that crosses the Iberian Peninsula from South to North through the regions of Extremadura and Castilla y León. Astorga is the town where pilgrims on the Vía de la Plata traditionally meet those on the Camino Francés or French Way to access Galicia and continue to Santiago de Compostela.  Besides, you can also continue to Puebla de Sanabria and do the Sanabria Way.

This Route offers nature, calm landscapes and quaint villages. The Vía de la Plata also goes through Roman ruins, historic cities and lively towns such as for example the Andalusian capital, Seville, and UNESCO Heritage Sites such as Mérida, Cáceres or Salamanca. The Southern Way is a great chance for pilgrims to discover amazing spots such as the ruins of Augusta Emerita, or to enjoy some Iberico ham.

Historically, this Way was used to trade in silver coming from the Americas by ship to the port of Seville, hence its name (literally, silver way). In fact, that is also the current name of the Roman road that goes through Mérida, Salamanca and Astorga, and even of the autovía (toll-free highway) that links Seville to León.

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How to get to the starting point?

Seville is the main starting point for the Vía de la Plata, a city properly connected to the rest of Spain:

- How to get to Seville by train: The railway station of Santa Justa is the main junction in Seville. It is located at Avenida de Kansas City (+34 954 540 202). You may catch the AVE, a high-speed train, from Madrid, or any one of many other trains from other destinations. Please check timetables at Renfe.

- How to get to Seville by bus: There are two bus stations in Seville: one at Plaza de Armas (Av. del Cristo de la Expiración s/n. Tel: +34 954 908 040) and another one at el Prado (C/Manuel Vázquez Segastizábal s/n. Tel: +34 954 417 111). There are coaches from different Spanish destinations operated by Damas, Alsa, Casal, Socibus or Comes.

- How to get to Seville by car: Depending on where you are coming from, you can reach Seville from different access routes:

Asturias, Castilla y León, Mérida and Portugal: N-630.
Madrid and Córdoba: N-IV (E5)
Huelva and Portugal: Autovía A-49 (toll-free)
Málaga, Granada, Almería and Murcia: A-92 (toll highway)


- How to get to Seville by plane: Seville’s airport, San Pablo, is on the toll highway A-4. There are 36 domestic and international flights from this airport with different airliners. Please check for details at Aena. You can take a taxi to get to the city centre, it takes 15 minutes and costs around 15 to 22 Euros. There is also a city bus from Seville Airport. The trip takes half an hour and tickets start at 4 Euro (+34 902 459 954). 

Asociaciones del Camino de Santiago


 
Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Sevilla
C/ Castilla, nº 82 Local
Sevilla, 41010
viaplata@terra.es

 
Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Huelva
C/ Alemania, 26 - Bajo (Casa de Galicia)
Huelva, 21001
ferquindo@hotmail.com

 
Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago - Vía de la Plata de Fuenteroble de Salvatierra
C/ Larga, 37
Fuenterroble de Salamanca, 37768
aviaplata@terra.es

 
Asociación Cultural "Amigos da Vía da Plata de Ourense"
Plaza das Damas, 1
Ourense, 32005
viaprataourense@ceo.es