The Way of Saint Francis of Assisi
The Way of Saint Francis of Assisi recalls, according to tradition, the journey of the Saint from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon. The Salamancan stretch extends over 131 signposted kilometres all through the essence of the lands of the Campo Charro region.
The Way enters the province through Mocho medieval bridge next to Ledesma, then heading south-east among oak groves and bull farms up to Ciudad Rodrigo. It is actually the union of several historical roads, among which is the Roman Dalmatian Road.
The journey is full of jewels such as the small palace of Aldeadávila de Revilla, the large churches of the villages of Santa María de Sando, Gallegos de Argañán or La Fuente de San Esteban, and the small churches of Encina de Silvestre, Sando, Martín de Yeltes or Garcirrey.
The Saint lived in Ciudad Rodrigo, specifically in the chapel of San Gil (Saint Giles), back in 1214, a place where later in time the convent of Saint Francis would be erected. The Cathedral of Ciudad Rodrigo keeps the only portrait that he was ever painted in life, according to tradition.