The Vía de La Plata

Fuente de los Cantos - Zafra

24,5 km Difficulty
Opposite the town hall of Fuente de Cantos, you have to take a right to exit the village and cross the road to Medina de las Torres. There you access a gravel road that used to be a Roman road, and you have to walk 5 kilometres to the next village, Calzadilla de los Barros. If you want, you can take a small detour and visit the church of San Salvador, with its beautiful altarpiece.

Once you leave the village, you go back to gravel roads that traverse agricultural fields and rivulets that you will have to cross. You go past Puebla de Sancho Pérez through the Plaza de España, leading to the church of Santa Lucía.

From here until the end of this section you have to pay attention to signage, as it may be confusing. The end of this day is in Zafra, a medieval historic town. Its ancient wall still has 3 gates and shows how strategic the town was during the Reconquista. 

You should pay a visit to the Alcázar-Palacio de los Duques de Feria, the Colegiata de la Candelaria, several manor houses (of the Mendoza de la Rocha, of the Conde la Corte), the convent of Santa Clara and the Plazas Chicas and Grande, the area where you can find most restaurants and night life. The Casa del Aljimez houses the City Visitor’s Centre, where you will find an explanation of the different cultures and peoples who left their imprint here.

Tips from our postmen and women

"In Zafra, you have the remains of the gates to access the old wall. One of them, the Puerta de Jerez, gets its name from the town of Jerez de los Caballeros, as this was the entry point from that area. The Puerta del Cubo (18th century) is another important gate on the wall. There are plenty of palaces now turned into museums, restaurants, the town hall... and open to tourists nowadays. You can also pay a visit to our Correos office, at the Plaza de España, and located in one of the town's historic buildings. Every year, from October 1st to 7th, we hold the Feria Internacional Ganadera, a cattle fair that dates back to the 15th century that is still very important in the province”. Carlos A. Gonzalez, Correos of Zafra. 


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.


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.


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 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.



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.



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. 



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 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.