Via della 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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“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.