Silver Route I

The Via de la Plata or Ruta de la Plata (Silver Route) is a natural route which has linked the Bay of Biscay with the Atlantic coast of Andalusia since ancient times. The Romans built a road along it, which they used to transport the precious metal, laying the foundations for a great legacy that will take you on a tour through history.




Day 1
Departure. Sunday.
Enjoy a journey through one of the most unknown and beautiful parts of our country, a region filled with endless surprises. Zafra offers the opportunity to explore Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Church (13th century), Grande Square, Santa Catalina Convent, Santa Clara Convent, El Rosario Monastery (Convento del Rosario) and the palace known as Casa Grande.
Day 2
Every step you take through Emerita Augusta offers a glimpse into its magnificent past as an active, flourishing colony within the Roman empire. This legacy can be explored in the National Museum of Roman Art, theater, amphitheater and Roman circus.

You won’t want to miss a visit to the House of the Amphitheater, House of the Mithraeum, the archaeological site at Santa Eulalia Church, the Roman bridge over the Guadiana and Los Milagros Aqueduct. The Arabs and Visigoths also left their mark on the region. Visitors can explore this part of our heritage at the Arab alcazaba (citadel) and Museum of Visigothic Art.
Days 3 and 4
Tuesday and Wednesday.
In this town, Extremadura truly weaves a magical spell. Trujillo, home of discoverers, opens itself to us in the Plaza Mayor (Main Square). As you explore the streets, you will also discover a number of different palaces: Palacio de los Duques de San Carlos, Palacio de los Marqueses de la Conquista and Palacio Marqués de Sufraga.

The ancient castle and Pizarro House Museum are filled with tales of the past. The town also features a number of important historic religious buildings, including San Martín Church, Santa María La Mayor Church, Santa Clara Convent and San Francisco Real Monastery.
Day 5
The Parador de Jarandilla, a historic building of incomparable beauty, is a truly special starting point for discovering sights such as Yuste Monastery, where Emperor Charles V spent his final days.

Visitors will also be interested in natural areas such as Garganta de la Olla. Other recommendations include the towns of the La Vera district, especially Valverde and Villanueva.
Days 6 and 7
Friday and Saturday.
Plasencia, the last stop on our journey along this section of the Ruta de la Plata, is a welcome gift for your final hours in Extremadura, a gift you can begin to enjoy by visiting such sights as the New Cathedral and the Old Cathedral.

The area around the cathedrals offers a number of lovely spots, including the bustling Plaza Mayor (Main Square), San Vicente Ferrer Monastery, the Episcopal Palace and other palaces: Palacio de los Marqueses de Mirabel, Palacio de Carvajal-Girón and Palacio de las Torres.