As you may already know, there are as many ways to Santiago de Compostela as there are pilgrims from different origins, since the Camino de Santiago started, in the Middle Ages, from the pilgrim’s own front door. Nowadays, with today’s means of transport, we can choose where to start from without having to travel for miles to get to the Jacobean basilica. However, it is very suggestive to think about the idea of starting the Camino from home. For this reason, we have brought you today a very particular Camino: The Camino de Santiago from Andalusia.

If you live in Andalusia, perhaps you would like to make a pilgrimage in this authentic way.

In the Autonomous Community of Andalusia we can identify several roads to Santiago that run through it, although practically all of them connect at some point with the main Andalusian road to Compostela, the Vía de la Plata. Although this route is the Andalusian route par excellence and recognised in the statistics of the Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago de Compostela. We can list some others, such as the Mozarabic Way, the Via Augusta from Cadiz to Seville and the Southern Way, etc. Let’s take a look at each of them, are you coming?

The Silver Route

The Silver Route is perhaps the best known of the routes that run through and from Andalusia. In fact, it is the only one that comes closest to Santiago de Compostela before dying out on another Jacobean route, namely, the French Way or the Sanabrés Way. Its name has nothing to do with the precious metal, but rather with the derives from the phonetic evolution of the Muslim word “al-Balath which means pavement” or “cobblestone road”: in fact, this route is called “road” because in some sections it runs along the magnificent paved Roman road of the 1st century B.C. that linked Emerita Augusta (Merida) and Asturica Augusta (Astorga).

A route with a strong historical justification (in fact, it was one of the first to be born), and travelled by 9,201 pilgrims in 2019, 2.65% of the total and in moderate annual increase.