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I have just been doing some research on CSJ Pilgrimage as I have two months off next year. Unfortunately its Jan and Feb so if anyone has experience or information regarding weather and accommodation on the Vía de la Plata at that time of year will be most grateful.

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The Friends of Santiago Association is extremely active and willing to extend practical help and advice. They recently compiled and published a wonderful Silver Way guide full of practical information, photographs, maps,etc. The guide may be obtained, free of charge, by requesting it directly from the Seville Friends.
The Association's address is: ASOCIACION DE AMIGOS DE SANTIAGO EN SEVILLA, Calle Real de la Carreteria 25, atico, Sevilla, Spain.
During the winter time those in charge of mailings and inquiries are in the office from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. the rest of the year; the Telephone number is 954-21-80-80.
They will also mail a credential, free of charge, if you send them
a) your name,
b) address,
c) age,
d) purpose of the pilgrimage,
e) information as to whether you will walk, go by bicycle or use other means and,
f) the date and place where you'll commence the pilgrimage.
These materials can also be obtained directly from president of the Association' by writing to:
Maria Jesus Vegas Garcia y Bias
Calle Paraiso, 27
41940 Tomares, Sevilla
The above-cited materials may also be obtained personally in Seville by going to the Cathedral. The rectory is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The credential can be obtained, and stamped, there, as well as the Association's wonderful new guide.
The Seville Friends Association has a very nice Web page (in Spanish)at You can also request the guide and/or credential by sending them an e-mail, to
Other websites: - guide book provide good guidebook information on the route from Salamanca - Alison Raju has a guide book as well


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Thank you Sil, this is very useful information.

I will move this post to the Via de la Plata section, so others looking for this type of information can find it easily.

Thanks again,

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