The Camino de Torres is one of the most unknown routes on the Camino de Santiago. This route, full of great cultural and historical value, is divided into 23 stages with an average of 25 kilometers each. Its total 570 kilometers cover medieval paths from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela, passing through Ciudad Rodrigo and Portugal.
The writer from Salamanca Diego de Torres Villarroel expressed in his work the itinerary he followed in 1737 when he decided to make a pilgrimage to Santiago. Three centuries later, Luis Antonio Quintales, a professor at the University of Salamanca, paid homage to this route, turning it into a new path, maintaining the routes and places of passage of the poet.
Among the people who travel through Spain every year along this route are fifty pilgrims from the VALE Cultural and Sports Association (Vera Amicitia León) from the city of León. “The association is already about ten years old. We get together and do mountain routes, trips abroad or the Camino de Santiago”, explains the organizer of the group, Miguel Ángel Estrada. The association began this past weekend the Camino de Torres in Salamanca towards the town of Robliza de Cojos. They have made numerous routes to Santiago over the years, such as the Camino Frances, the Camino de El Salvador or the Camino del Norte. “We found out about the Camino de Torres by chance, looking for new possibilities among the paths that are promoted, since we finished the French Way in December and wanted to start another one. It is a forgotten route and we found it interesting”, comments the coordinator of the entity.