Today we face a short stage of low difficulty that will take us from the town of Zafra to the plains of Villafranca de los Barros. The road, saving the high of San Cristobal, will not have hardly any significant slopes and the little that there is is downhill, so it can be one of the easiest stages of the entire Via de la Plata.


We leave Zafra through the Plaza Grande on the way to the N-432, which will lead us to the tower of San Francisco, which will take us away from the city on our way to the ascent of the Alto de San Cristóbal, from where we can see Villafranca de los Barros. Once we reach the 612 metres of the Alto de San Cristóbal, we begin to descend towards Los Santos de Maimona to the path of the Ribera del Robledillo. We leave Santos de Maimona behind us on our way to a local road near the EX-364, which will take us to a wide track between cereals and olive trees. From here we will continue to the railway tracks, which we must cross by a level crossing and we will access the N-630 to cross under the A-66.

From here we will go through a ring road that takes us to the entrance of Villafranca, where we will enter from Zurbarán street, which leads us to the Plaza de España.

To consider

If we leave from Zafra, this is a short and easy stage, so many pilgrims decide to extend it to the next town, leaving Villafranca de los Barros behind. As we always say, everyone chooses their own way, but we do not recommend this option, as the next town is a little more than seventeen kilometers from here, so we recommend you to be patient.

Places of interest

  • Palace of the Encomienda – Los Santos de Maimona
  • Square of Spain – Los Santos de Maimona
  • Chapel of Our Lady of the Crowned – Villafranca de los Barros
  • Church of Our Lady of the Valley – Villafranca de los Barros

Typical dishes

  • Crumbs
  • Game meats
  • Sausages
  • Boilers
  • Pestiños and Prestín
  • Garlic and Laurel



Van Gogh Pilgrims' Hostel

Address: Avenida de la Estación, 17 06300 Zafra (Badajoz).

Phone: (+34) 924 969 123

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable

Hostel Convento de San Francisco

Address: C/ Fuente del Maestre, 2 06300 Zafra (Badajoz).

Phone: (+34) 680 663 806

Email: Unavailable

Web: Unavailable

Hostel in Los Santos de Maimona

Address: C/ Maestrazgo, s/n 06230 Los Santos de Maimona (Badajoz).

Phone: (+34) 924 544 801

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable

Hostel Extrenatura

Address: C/ Carvajales, 2 06220 Villafranca de los Barros (Badajoz).

Phone: (+34) 656 314 025

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable


Villafranca de los Barros

Town: Villafranca de los Barros

Povince: Badajoz

Population: 12673


Town: Zafra

Povince: Badajoz

Population: 16810