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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 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
Day two on the Camino Teresiano is a walk through open fields, more small towns, and finally into the town where the famous mystic, St. John of the Cross was born, Fontiveros.
Our day one on the Camino Teresiano was an easy first day's walk, with a beautiful start by the fortress walls of Ávila, a walk on medieval roads and a long downhill cruise into Gotarrendura.
A pilgrimage to Ávila, Spain, at the start of the Camino Teresiano, is a very appropriate place to begin the celebratory walk, commemorating the life of Santa Teresa de Jesús.
The Camino Teresiano, or The Way of St. Teresa, from "Cradle to Grave" is an historic walk from her birthplace in Ávila to her burial place in Alba de Tormes.
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Day six on the the Camino de San Salvador
Day Five on the Camino de San Salvador is a long jaunt down two river valleys, first the Río Lena and next, the Río Caudal. On the way, you pass many historic places, the most significant being the 9th century UNESCO, world heritage Iglesia de Santa Cristina de Lena.
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