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Resources for information on the Via de la Plata

The Via de la Plata is a route that is much less crowded. Just as there are fewer pilgrims, there are not many guides or maps and of the ones available most are 3 to 5 years old. Here is a list of the guides, maps and information that I have found so far.

The Camino Planner is an interactive tool meant to allow you to generate several customized files (images, spreadsheets, web tables, pdf files and GPS files) containing different data regarding your future pilgrimage along any of the four currently available routes to Santiago: coordinates, distances, heights, villages, lodging facilities, stages, and even sun and moon calendar. Camino Planning Tool.

Eroski – Is an application that is in Spanish but list all of the stages of most of the Camino routes. It is an excellent resource for up to date listings of Albergues and other information. Eroski Camino guides in Spanish You can also find free Apps on the itunes app store.

Via de la Plata App From Sutro media written by an American Pilgrim and available on the itunes app store looks to be an excellent guide for the VLDP.

Pocket Earth App Is a map app that allows you to download maps of Spain and then zoom in to specific regions and cities or towns.
it cost $2.99 for unlimited access to all maps of the world and was recommended to me by a pilgrim who completed the VLDP in 2014.

Camino Forums There are many pilgrim forums on the internet. I really like participating in The Camino de Santiago forum and Camino Forums Both sites are very interactive and are an excellent resource for pilgrims new and
old.

Here is another good website for the Via de la Plata Gronze.com a guide to the Via de la Plata

El Camino Santiago this is a good site for interesting information. El Camino Santiago Website

Here is a really cool google map of each stop on the Via de la Plata. Google Map of the Via de la Plata

You can get your pilgrims credential from your local association or from the Asoc. Amigos del Camino de Santiago
Vía de la Plata. They also sell guide books in english.

Amigos del Camino de Santiago
C/ Castilla nº 82, Local. 41010 SEVILLA
Teléfono y Fax: 0034 954 335 274
email: viaplata@viaplata.org
http://www.viaplata.org

They are now right on the Camino. You cross the Triana bridge coming from the direction of the cathedral and follow the Camino taking the first right. They are just up the street on the righthand side at number 82 on the ground floor, first door on your left. You can´t miss it. You can get a credential there. They are only open from 18:00 to 20:00 November to March and 19:00 to 21:00 April to October.

Another place to get a credential is the hotel Simon.

Hotel Simon
Calle Garcia de Vinuesa, 19
41001 Sevilla
0034954226660
email: info@hotelsimonsevilla.com
hotel-simon@jet.es
web:
http://www.hotelsimonsevilla.com

It is literally 120 meters from the Cathedral. You exit the Iglesia del Sagario and cross the tram tracks and turn right. You just go down the first street on the left. It´s 100 yards or meters from there. They are ready and waiting in the Hotel Simon with credentials and you simply fill out a form with your information, pay 2 euros, and they give you an official credential specific to the Camino de la Plata with 40 places for stamps. On the front of it it says Amigos del Camino de Santiago Via de la Plata and on the back there is a large map of the Via de la Plata.

Many pilgrims stay at the Triana backpackers hostel. Book on line early if you plan on staying there. I checked 2 months in advance and they were all booked for the night I wanted to stay. I am staying at the Hotel Simon.

Albergue Triana Backpackers
C/Rodrigo de Triana 69
41010 Sevilla
sevillatriana@gmail.com
http://www.trianabackpackers.com
0034 954 459 960

Lastly there are many pilgrims who have walked and blogged about the VLDP. I have gained a great deal of information from the blogs of past pilgrims.

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