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"In each of us dwells a wanderer, a gypsy, a pilgrim. What matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart." ~ Phil Coustineau, from his book, "The Art of Pilgrimage."
The Camino Sanabrés is a popular alternative to the Vía de la Plata, that leaves Granja de Moreruela, towards Ourense, in a more northwesterly direction.
Our day five on the Vía de la Plata, from Montamarta to Granja de Moreruela was yet another day of undulating gravel lanes, taking the pilgrim through fields.
Our day four on the Vía de la Plata from Zamora to Montamarta was short and sweet.
Zamora is an incredible place to take a rest day on your Vía de la Plata. It is smaller and more intimate than Salamanca, which we had seen three days prior.
Our day three on the Vía de la Plata, from Villanueva de Campeán to Zamora was short and sweet, allowing plenty of time to explore the fabulous medieval town.
Our day two on the Vía de la Plata, from Cañedino to Villanueva de Campeán was not very beautiful, necessitating a walk paralleling the A-66 highway.
Our first day on the Via de la Plata, from Salamanca to Cañedino was charged with energy and excitement, despite the relatively boring landscape!
The Via de la Plata, one of the longest pilgrimage routes to Santiago, at approximately 1000 km, is a solitary and historic walk, almost impossible in the summer months.
Salamanca is a wonderful town, famous for establishing the very first university in Spain. It is full of amazing history, art and architecture, for which you could spend many days exploring.
The Camino Natural Via de la Plata connects Alba de Tormes and Salamanca, and is an excellent path if you wish to continue onward from Alba to the Via de la Plata (Camino de Santiago) in Salamanca.
Alba de Tormes, where the tomb of St. Teresa of Jesus lies, is the final destination of the Camino Teresiano.
Day five on the Camino Teresiano, Part I, on the Southern Route to Garcihernández is again across the wide open Meseta, passing through Macotera, a natural park and Tordillos.
Our day four on the Camino Teresiano grew very hot as we continued to walk through the wide open countryside of the northern sub-plateau of Castillo y León, otherwise known in Spanish as the Meseta!
Our day three on the Camino Teresiano
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