After the disintegration of the Roman world, the Via de la Plata Route was used as a road link by successive settlers on the Iberian Peninsula. Starting in the 9th century, it began to be frequented as a road for pilgrims. It was then that it also became known as the “Mozarabic Way of St James” due to the fact that Christians living in Muslim territory made use of the road infrastructure present on the route towards Santiago.
In this section, you will find information of interest to those who wish to follow the Via de la Plata Route towards Santiago de Compostela.
Map with existing links and sections between the Via de la Plata Route and St James’ Way.
List of hostels situated in the member municipalities and their contact details. Hostels.PDF
List of associations of friends of St. James' Way and their contact details. Associations.PDF
Links with further information (municipalities):
Gijón. Gijón in The St James' Way.
The northernmost of the pilgrimage roads to Santiago, the Coastal Road, winds along the green marine landscape that bathes the Cantabrian Sea (as the Bay of Biscay is known locally) and has one of its stopping-off stages in the city and port of Gijón. León. St James’ Way has special significance for the province of León; not by accident, more than 200 kilometres of this pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela pass through the lands of León Zamora. In Zamora, the Via de la Plata Route links up with the French and Sanabrian Roads, which lead to the ultimate stage of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.