The Vía de La Plata

Torremejía - Mérida

16 km Difficulty
This stage takes you towards the capital of Extremadura from Torremejía. You have to leave through a gravel road parallel to the main road or on the main road N-630 itself, a quiet road in any case. Seven kilometres after starting, the Camino moves away from the road to access the vera of the Guadiana, through agricultural fields.

You will access Mérida through the area of Bellavista and you will cross the river over the Roman Bridge. This historic city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded by the Roman Emperor Augustus in the 1st century BC as a strategic enclave for his troops.

You will not only find the amazing bridge over the Guadiana but some other incredible monuments you cannot miss, such as the Roman theatre, the circus, the arc of Trajan, and its renowned amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 15,000. You can also see the Roman aqueducts of los Milagros and San Lázaro, the Temple of Diana or the houses of the Mithraeum. If you want to get a better picture of Mérida's past, you can visit the Museo de Arte Romano and the Alcazaba, a building of Moorish times located by the Conventual de la Orden de Santiago, today the headquarters of the regional government -Junta de Extremadura-, and the museum of Visigothic art, with one of the best collections of this period in Spain. 
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"The Basilica de Santa Eulalia displays the “Hornito”, the place where, according to legend, Saint Eulalia, the patron saint of the city, was martyred. The Chapel allows for pilgrims to see the Saint at any time of the day without having to actually go inside". Diego Carrasco, Correos of Mérida. 

 

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.