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Ruta de Plata, Spain's Silver Road

By: Philip Game
Roman theatre, Merida / Roadside bull

Roman theatre, Merida / Roadside bull

A two thousand-year-old touring route crosses the heart of Spain.

From the alpine lakes of Asturias to the olive groves of Extremadura, a journey meandering down the ancient Silver Road (Ruta de la Plata) provides an introduction to the best Spain has to offer.

This two-thousand-year-old touring route leads south from the Principality of Asturias on the north Atlantic coast, crossing the Cantabrian range then continuing south across the meseta, the great Castilian plain, to Extremadura and on to Andalucia and its celebrated capital, Seville.  The Silver Road draws together not only the threads of Iberian history, but also a web of gastronomic opportunities. 

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