Silver Route III

The Silver Route is a natural trail that has linked the Cantabrian Sea with the Andalusian Atlantic Ocean since ancient times. Romans took advantage to build a road to transport precious silver, leaving behind the base of a major legacy taking you through history

Day 1
Departure. Sunday.
A pretty town full of history waiting to be explored, from the 12th-century Cathedral, the Walls, initially started by King Fernando II , the 16th-century Town Hall, Los Castro Palace, Los Águila Palace, the home of Los Vázquez, the 16th-17th-century Cerralbo Chapel, San Francisco convent, San Andrés church, Las Claras convent, and more. A place to travel through time...
Days 2 and 3
Monday and Tuesday.
Head to the Baroque 18th-century Plaza Mayor, open your eyes and be seduced by its harmonious beauty. The journey around the city starts from this lively spot. Discover the many monuments such as the 15th-century Casa de las Conchas, the 13th-century Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries or the 16th-century University, as well as the many churches, palaces and archives.

The city of Salamanca is a treasure trove of monuments, where the bustle of the university beats in non-stop cultural activity. The surrounding region of Armuña (Castellanos de Villiquera, Monterrubio, Gomecello, La Velles) is famous for its vegetables with the Silver Route passing through on its way towards Zamora.

To the south lie Arapiles and Mozarbez. Lay in the Salamancan countryside, Ledsema is another town that has a particular historical interest.
Day 4
Wednesday.
The Camino de Santiago takes a break in Villafranca del Bierzo to give a sneak preview of what awaits in the Galician capital. The Santiago church, the famous neighbourhood of Los Tejedores, the La Anunciada building - built on the ruins of an old pilgrim’s hospital- and La Colegiata church are just a handful of the emblematic places you can visit here.
Day 5
Thursday.
This Galician seaside town, which borders Galicia and Asturias, rewards us at the end of the route with the relaxation necessary to discover the beautiful sites and beaches; highlights include the Playa de las Catedrales beach and la Ría de Ribadeo estuary. We also suggest visiting the San Damián fort, the Puente Do Santos bridge and the nearby town of Castropol.
Days 6 and 7
Friday and Saturday.
Gijón: historical, commercial and industrial, where the sea, the rolling mountains and the big city come together to create one of the most attractive cities in the north of Spain. The San Lorenzo beach, the seafront promenade, the marina, the Semana Negra literary week, the social life and the party atmosphere make you want to get to know the city.

And its attractions don't stop there! Gijón has a museum network and diverse cultural offerings (International Film Festival, Salón del Libro Iberoamericano book festival), some of its museums stand out for their originality, including the Railway Museum, the International Bagpipe Museum and others display the city's incredible history, including the Jovellanos birthplace museum, the Nicanor Piñole museum and the Revillagigedo palace.