The Silver Route II
Guadalupe, Plasencia, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Zamora, Benavente and León lie peacefully along the Portuguese border. These beautiful cities provided food and shelter along a section of one of the most emblematic routes of the Roman Hispania: the Silver Route. In the Middle Ages, it was one of the drover`s roads of the Mesta and part of the Road to Santiago, whose tradition is still very much alive. This route enters the green Spain and along it there are many superb examples of Romanesque, Gothic and Spanish Renaissance architecture. Guadalupe greets travelers, flanked by the steep mountains. The ecclesiastical significance is very much in evidence in the rich sacred Heritage of Plasencia. In the province of Salamanca, the monumental wealth of Ciudad Rodrigo and its landscape are worthy preludes to Salamanca itself, always teeming with university life. The route rests in Zamora and Benavente with a lesson in Romanesque art. The icing on the cake: León and its monumental Parador hotel.
Leon (7) Madrid (141) Salamanca (10) Seville (78) Spain (253) Zamora (4)
Recomended for 10 to 15+ nights.
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