Back to top
You are in: HOME · LA MESA (PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS)

Did you know that... La Mesa

 

In eonaviego A Mesa, is a village, which together with the place of Buspol and other villages, form the homonymous parish of the Asturian council of Grandas de Salime. It is located in the valley guarded by the Berducedo mountain range and crowned by El Pico Buspol. It has a very old history of settlement. In the Middle Ages this area belonged to the bishopric of Oviedo, but in 1584 the neighbours of the parish of A Mesa together with those of Vilarpedre and Salime, taking advantage of the fact that through a Papal bull they pass to King Philip II the control of many territories until then under ecclesiastical dominion, they pay the kingdom an amount to obtain its juridical-administrative independence, thus giving origin to the council of Salime. Grandas and Trabada were constituted separately and it was in 1836 when the Salime and Grandas were united and Grandas de Salime was born in this way. It is known that Buspol was formerly one of the hospitals on the Primitive Way and that it paid a tribute, to the bishop and his council, of a pound of wax. In 1753, according to the Ensenada Cadastre, this hospital was a private house where pilgrims continued to be welcomed on their way to Santiago. 

La Mesa

To discover What to see in La Mesa and Buspol?

 

La Mesa is a coquettish village of stone houses and slate roofs, and dominating the environment the parish church of Santa María, which sits on a prehistoric burial mound several millennia old, was built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, curiously its apse turns its back to the road. In Buspol, its beautiful rural chapel, dedicated to Santa Marina and La Magdalena, retains all its natural charm and is included in the Inventory of Architectural Heritage of Asturias.

 

Advertisement

 

Festivities

 

La Mesa celebrates its patron saint festivities in honour of San Pedro on 29 June.

Parish Church of Santa María in La Mesa

Traditions

 

It is traditional the pilgrimage that on the occasion of the festivities of San Pedro gathers many locals and neighbors of the towns and villages around. A great meal of brotherhood and in the evening a free public rib accompanied by verbena that will last until the early hours of the morning.

 

Curiosities

 

In Buspol you can find the beautiful rural chapel of Santa Marina and Magdalena, which was also the chapel of the hospital. This chapel had one of the oldest bells in Asturias, from the 14th century.

Buspol

 

 

Advertisement

Get to La Mesa and Buspol by car

 

La Mesa can be reached via the AS-14 road which connects it with Berducedo and Pola de Allande on one side and with Grandas de Salime on the other. From La Mesa there are also local roads that connect it with nearby places such as Valiamayor or Buspol.

 

La Mesa

 

 

 


 

Buspol

 

 

 


SENDITUR is not responsible for any variation in the information described, as well as for the misuse of its guides and recommends that everyone be responsible and prudent in carrying out the activity. Likewise, we invite you to document yourself with books and specialized guides to complement the information described. From the commitment of SENDITUR with Nature and the respect to the balance of the environment, SENDITUR urges you to travel in a responsible way, with low environmental impact and respecting at all times the Natural, Cultural and Social environment wherever you go. For any suggestion, SENDITUR invites you to send an email to

Share your experience

Maximum size 2MB

*.gpx, *.kmz, *.kml, *.plt

List of Routes
  • Closeness
  • First name
  • Difficulty
  • Distance
  • Duration
  • Assessment
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:40 h.15.8 km.

Stage 06 La Mesa-Grandas de Salime
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding stages, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.
WAY OF SAINT JAMES
1
Difficulty-Remarkable

6:10 h.22 km.

Stage 05 Pola de Allande-La Mesa
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.
Castro of Chao Samartín
Castro, Principado de Asturias
Castro of Chao Samartín
Monastery of Santa María la Real of Obona
Obona, Principado de Asturias
Monastery of Santa María la Real of Obona
See accommodation in La Mesa
La Mesa, Principado de Asturias
See accommodation in La Mesa

La Mesa, Principado de Asturias

See things to do in La Mesa
La Mesa, Principado de Asturias
See things to do in La Mesa

La Mesa, Principado de Asturias

Copyright © 2020 SENDITUR