Astorga appears at the confluence of two important routes. The oldest of them, the Vía de la Plata route, dates back to Roman times. Following this route (Gijón-Seville), the metals extracted from the mines in the north of the peninsula were transported to the commercial ports in the south. During the Middle Ages it was crossed by Arab and Christian troops, in times of conquest and reconquest. Excellent communication route for centuries, it became a pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
This Camino is undoubtedly one of the most gastronomic richness can offer. The regions of Maragatería and Bierzo are the perfect appetizers for the excellent Galician gastronomy. A perfect Camino for those with a sweet tooth and those who want to enjoy copious and delicious delicacies as a well-deserved reward for some stages that are not far behind. The natural wealth of the northwest of the penin