It is located on the left bank of the 120 León-Astorga national road, irrigated by the Truévano stream, which in turn yields its waters to the Oncina stream, a tributary of the Esla river. Until 1925, Fresno del Camino and the current village of Virgen del Camino formed a single population centre, but it is in this year when the two localities separate and come to have their own neighbourhood councils within the municipality of Valverde de la Virgen. Very old books are kept in the parish archive and it is known that in the locality there was a convent of the carbajalas in a place known as the "Val". Fresno del Camino belonged to the old Brotherhood of Valdoncina.
In Fresno del Camino its parish church of San Andrés dates from the 18th century. In the door of the church we can see a pilgrim's shell and inside the temple an interesting renaissance altarpiece houses the image of the patron saint of the village San Andrés, but what attracts attention is the equestrian carving of San Isidoro killing Moors.
Fresno del Camino celebrates its festivities during the summer although the day of its patron saint, San Andrés, is 30 November.
The apparition of the Virgin of the Way took place in a place of the locality and for that reason and from then on the town was called Fresno and the Hermitage.
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Fresno del Camino can be reached via the N-120, which from the nearby León goes towards Astorga. The locality is in the vicinity of the junction formed by the AP-71, the LE-30 and the AP-66.
Fresno del Camino has a metropolitan bus service that connects it with León and nearby towns.
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