Via de la Plata

The Via de la Plata is the longest Camino de Santiago route in Spain, crossing the Iberian Peninsula from South to North, starting from the stunning city of Seville, in Andalucia. The trail follows ancient Roman roads used by pilgrims from the South since medieval times on their way to honour Saint James in Santiago de Compostela.

If you are looking to walk the full route from Seville, this is an epic trail and true Camino de Santiago adventure that will make you feel as if you are stepping back in time, following in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims. It is also a Camino route of impressive history and Roman heritage, and you will have the chance to admire ancient monuments such as the Roman amphitheatre in Merida and UNESCO-listed Salamanca.

Once the route enters Galicia, on the Camino Sanabres, the landscapes become greener and lush forests replace vast open plains. For a taste of the Via de la Plata Camino route, we highly recommend walking the last 100kms from the beautiful city of Ourense, Galicia’s spa capital, famous for its thermal waters. This is one of the most beautiful paths into Santiago de Compostela for its peaceful country tracks across rural Galicia.

You will only need to walk the last 100kms from Ourense into Santiago de Compostela to receive your Compostela pilgrim certificate. Talk to our travel experts and they will design the perfect itinerary for you.

Suggested Tours


There are many things to do and see on the Via de la Plata Camino route, these are some of our top picks:

  • Experience the music and dance of Andalucia
  • Step back in time at the Roman amphitheatre in Merida
  • Chill at Ourense’s open air thermal baths
  • Enjoy the peace of this tranquil and sometimes remote Camino route
  • Admire the culture and history of Salamanca
  • Explore the wonderful UNESCO listed Old Town in Santiago de Compostela

Find more travel inspiration, tips and advice for your Camino de Santiago trip on our TRAVEL BLOG.


At JWT we currently have self guided tours available on the Via de la Plata from Ourense, which can be completed in a week.

If you would like to start your Camino de Santiago journey from further afield on the Via de la Plata, our team will create a tailor-made itinerary, perfect for you.

Pilgrims looking to complete the full Via de la Plata Camino route from Seville for instance have an epic journey of 1000kms ahead, which can be challenging for its high temperatures (not recommended in the Summer months) and remoteness in some of its stages, particularly in the Extremadura region.

Let us know about your Camino plans and how our expert travel team can help!

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