The Vía de La Plata

Villafranca de los Barros - Torremejía

27 km Difficulty
You have to depart from Plaza de España and leave the town hall to your right towards Calle del Calvario and the church of La Coronada, to exit Villafranca de los Barros through the street of San Ignacio.

This section goes back to gravel roads on the way to El Chaparral to then cross the stream of Bonhaval and access a long straight road. There are some diversions to Almendralejo that you can take if you want to spend the night there, or else carry on straight ahead to Torremejía. In Almendralejo, you can visit the Gothic church of Nuestra Señora de la Purificación, and the Huerta Montero, a unique tomb in Extremadura, dating from the Copper Age. The town hall, also known as Palacio de Monsalud, was the place where poet José de Espronceda was born. 

Torremejía is the smallest village in this part of the Camino, but you can still find all necessary services here. It has two interesting places that you can visit: the 17th-century parish church and the Palacio de los Mexía of the same period, which is currently a hostel.
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Tips from our postmen and women

Juan Carlos Zamora, Correos of Almendralejo. 
 
“Located in the area of Tierra de Barros, Almendralejo is still known as a cordial city and has been designated as International Wine Town. We have plenty of wine producers, great wines, liqueurs and sparkling wine. I recommend having them with some of our local delicacies: migas of Tierra de Barros, the caldereta extremeña, the arroz con liebre or the tostadas con caldillo”. Juan Carlos Zamora, Correos of Almendralejo. 
 

 

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.