Camino Viejo del Puerto (Route through Valcorchero)
Description of the route
We start the route in the Plaza Mayor, going along the C/ Santa Clara, on the left we find the Church of San Esteban, we enter and find several virgins, curious: a Castilian Dolorosa from the XVII century, an image of the Virgen del Puerto, and an image of the Virgen de la Misericordia, unusual in the city.
We continue along the street and arrive at the Cathedral, (we will take a look at the relief of the Virgen de la Misericordia, annexed to the Seminario Mayor, in the Calle de la Encarnación). Nowadays we will see inside the Old Cathedral, the Dolorosa de la Esperanza, from the 20th century, and going into the cloister, an image of the Virgen Blanca, from the 14th century and in the chapter house, the image of the Virgen del Perdón from the end of the 13th and beginning of the 14th century.
Leaving the cathedral we go down the street, Trujillo street and we arrive at the Ermita de la Salud, above the Trujillo gate, there is Nuestra Señora de la Salud, a beautiful image from the 18th century. On the right we take C/ Ancha until the end, then we go up C/ Coria until we reach the gates of the Church of San Nicolás.
We enter and see Nuestra Señora de Fuentidueñas, a moving image of the Virgin from the 14th century, next to it a painting of the Assumption of the Virgin. We leave the church, continue straight on… we cross the Cañón del Palacio de los Marqueses de Mirabel, in the corner of which we find the image of La Virgen del Socorro, a maternal virgin of milk.
We continue along Calle Esparrillas until the end, going up Calle Berrozanas, arriving at the height of the Palace of Almaraz we enter the magnificent Calle Sancho Polo, where we find the Renaissance façade of the Palace of the Infantas, currently the school-home of the Josefinas, where we find the image of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso, a carving of royal bearing, possibly from the 13th or 14th century.
Going up the street we reach the Plaza del Salvador, we enter the church and find a beautiful 16th century alabaster image of La Virgen del Puerto, as well as a Piedad from the same period. Leaving the church, we go up Calle del Salvador, turn right and find the 16th century image of the Virgin and Child, formerly a Jesuit school, on the pediment.
We go down the Calle del Rey, until we reach the Calle del Corregidor, to the left, turning off, along the Calle Carta towards the Calle del Borrego, crossing towards the Church of San Pedro, there we enter the chapel of the Brotherhood of Nuestro Padre de la Pasión, and we find in their company, Nuestra Señora del Rosario en su Mayor Dolor, one of our most beautiful Virgins from the hands of one of the best Sevillian image makers.
We leave San Pedro, continue to the end of the street until we reach the Plaza San Pedro de Alcántara, we turn left until we reach the Church of Santiago. There we enter, and find several carvings of the Virgin of popular devotion.
To round off the route, we can continue either by car or public transport to the Regional Hospital, and then walk up a very comfortable pavement to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Port, affectionately known as “La Canchalera”, which is also a privileged viewpoint overlooking Plasencia and the Jerte Valley. The duration of the route varies according to opening hours, but it can be done in a morning or afternoon, comfortably.
Even so it would be necessary to unify schedules, for a concrete and clearer visit to all the churches.
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- ,Distance: 5km
- Estimated time: 2h