starts in La Vid, near the old washing place that has
been restored and can now be used again.
In the dusty
records you can find documents about the history of the
Camino de Santiago that passes by Buiza, Villasimpliz
and La Vid. In these mountains there are remains of the
existence of the Camino Real, through which thousands of
pilgrims used to cross Pajares.
Lorenzo’s Hermitage is located on this path, on the top
of a hillock in Bernesga’s stone pavemented path, and
surrounded by legends.
the hermitage, the route descends to Villasimpliz. This
town’s history begins in the time of the Romans, you can
still see the remains of the Romans Way in its
The route then
leaves the town and continues towards the hillock, and
then descends to Buiza; this town has seen much history
for many years.
The Romans also built in this area the way that used to
link Leon with Asturias and Buiza was a place of
commercial transit and also one of the northern routes
of the Camino de Santiago. In this way there used to be
an inn or convent to provide shelter to pilgrims and