The Vía de La Plata

San Pedro de Rozados - Salamanca

23 km Difficulty
You leave San Pedro de Rozados through the Avenida de los Comuneros, and you get back onto the Camino at Morille, 4 kilometres away, where you can see the church of El Salvador. This section is similar to the previous one: nature and solitude along the broad grazing land with some interspersed woodlands.

You have to walk 10 kilometres to find services in Miranda de Arzán, a village outside the Camino. From there, there are 9 kilometres to Salamanca, visible already from the Alto de la Zorrera. The landscape is not that interesting, but the city that awaits you makes it worth it.

You will access Salamanca crossing the Roman bridge over the River Tormes, which will lead you to the Catedral Nueva and the plaza de Juan XXIII. Salamanca is a World Heritage Site and one of the most famous tourist destinations in Castilla y León due to its amazing old town. The heart of the city is its beautiful Plaza Mayor, a meeting place for locals and tourists. The historic University building with its Plateresque façade is also part of Salamanca’s old town. It was erected in the 15th century and shows the intimate relationship between the development of the city and the institution, being one of the most relevant universities in the world at that time. Today is the oldest still operating University in Spain.

Salamanca has two cathedrals, the old one or Vieja, a Romanesque 12th-century building with a dome called “Torre del Gallo”; and the new one or Nueva, a 16th-century Gothic and Baroque building. Another relevant landmark is the Casa de las Conchas, thus named because there are 300 shells carved on its façade. A visit to La Clerecía is highly recommended, this is the current headquarters of the Universidad Pontificia. You can also walk on the Roman 1st-century bridge, or take a break at the Huerto de Calixto y Melibea before you have a drink in the old town.
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Tips from our postmen and women

“All those who come to Salamanca look for the famous frog on the Plateresque façade of the University of Salamanca, as all students have to find it if they want to pass their exams. Salamanca is a World Heritage Site, so you should see as much of it as you can. To eat, I would recommend the hornazo de Salamanca, a type of pie filled with chorizo, ham, lomo... and also local beef of the varieties morucha, ternera charra or the lenteja de la armuña"Concepción Pérez, Correos of Salamanca.

 

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.