The Via de la Plata is the most important road that starts in the south and has as final Santiago de Compostela. Although some people differ, it is considered that its beginning is in Seville. This route takes advantage of several Roman roads. From the Middle Ages some pilgrims took advantage of them to get to Santiago. It is a very long route (from Seville to Astorga there are 705 kilometers) and it is characterized because the distance between its stages is very long.