The Vía de La Plata
The Vía de La Plata

Castilblanco de los Arroyos - Almadén de la Plata

29 km Difficulty
This section starts at the Avenida de Antonio Machado, towards the road SE-5405. The Camino runs along this road for 15 kilometres, so you have to walk on the side with caution, although the road is not very busy. You will have to climb a bit, especially at the end.

Once you find the Finca El Berrocal, you leave the road and cross the dehesa- grazing land- with great views over the natural park of Sierra Morena. The route goes through the ruins of El Berrocal towards the hilltop of El Calvario, with a strenuous but short climb. On top of the hill, you have two great vantage points, this is a good place to take a break.

Less than 1 kilometre away, you will find Almadén de la Plata, another quaint, whitewashed village, smaller than Guillena, where you can admire the Torre del Reloj (clock tower) in the old town hall, erected at the beginning of the 20th century.

Tips from our postmen and women

Antonia Martínez, Correos of Almadén de la Plata.

“You may access Almadén de la Plata through the Centro de Visitantes de El Berrocal, the Visitor’s Centre. Almadén houses a fossil trunk dating back around 300 million years, unique in Spain, originating from a large araucaria forest in the current basin of the River Viar. Close to the village, you will find the Cerro del Calvario, a hilltop people climb to make promises and enjoy beautiful views over the town. You can also visit the 16th-century church of Nuestra Señora de Gracia. To eat, I would recommend Ibéricos in places such as El Molino, an old oil mill, with an attached museum. The village has always been linked to the marble quarries, mining, and agriculture, and on Saturdays and Sundays, you can taste the wonderful buñuelos at Buñuelos Dolores.” Antonia Martínez, Correos of Almadén de la Plata.

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Transfer Rucksack


We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago


We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

Send Bicycle


Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point


Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

Send luggage to Santiago


Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 


With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

Prepaid Payment Card


Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 


Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.


Pilgrimage Stamps


Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.


Send Parcels


Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!


You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 


Luggage Storage


Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

Correos Offices


Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 


We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.