It is situated at the western end of the council of Tineo, on the gentle slopes of a hill, and the village of Samblismo or as it is also known, San Blismo or San Brismo, in the valley of the river La Mortera, sheltered by the elongated, wooded hill of Mount San Blismo, both of which are furrowed by the Primitive Way. There are references in documents that in Borres there was, in the Middle Ages, a hospital for pilgrims that was donated by King Alfonso III the Great to the Church of Santiago, was administered by the lords of the area and served for a long time. It is also known that in the tenth century, Froila, son of Alfonso III El Magno, donated the temple of Borres to the Church of Oviedo.
In Borres, the medieval parish church of Santa María stands out. Although it has undergone numerous alterations, the main façade, which is a stone wall, has an interesting semicircular arch door. Inside there is a Baroque altarpiece and a baptismal font one metre in diameter. A fountain with a drinking trough and on the hillside, the building of the old schools that dates back to the year 1965. Between two beautiful breadbaskets you can see the House of the Hospital, so called because this current building is located where the original hospital
Borres and Samblismo celebrate, as does the whole council of Tineo, on 29 June and 16 August.
Tradition has it that when the new owner of the building of the old hospital demolished it in 1918, when building the new house he inherited the obligation to receive the poor and pilgrims, and for them he arranged a room specifically for this purpose. This may be the reason why the quintana is called the Hospital House.
A little beyond Borres the route of the Primitive Way offers two variants, one, called the Route of the Hospitals, climbs to the impressive summits of the mountain ranges of Fonfaraón, El Pico Cimero or of the Hospital, and the Alto La Marta, taking to pass by the remains of old hospitals that in these mountains lent their help and asylum to the pilgrims; the other one takes to cross in its layout, towns and villages to then join the two in the feared one, by the pilgrims, Port of the Palo.
Borres and Samblismo can be reached via the AS-219 road that connects them with the neighbouring villages and with Pola de Allande; from this same road there is a detour to the TI-3 that joins them with the village of Tineo.
Borres and Samblismo have a bus stop on the Tineo-Porciles route. For further information on the service, the telephone number is 985 275 749.
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