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At the confluence of the stream of the Raposeras and the stream of the Oncina, a tributary of the river Esla, Valverde de la Virgen is located in the centre of the municipality of the same name of which it forms part and which includes several localities, Fresno, Montejos, San Miguel and La Virgen, all of them under the nickname of the Way because they are located in the middle of the Jacobean route. This municipality was created in the mid-nineteenth century rather by an administrative provision. Previously they formed part of the municipality of Quintana Raneros. At first it was called Valverde del Camino but in the first quarter of the 20th century, and on the occasion of the proclamation and coronation of the patron saint of the entire region of León, Nuestra Señora la Virgen del Camino, officially changed its name to Valverde de la Virgen. In the town of Valverde de la Virgen is the Town Hall. It belonged to the old Brotherhood of Valdoncina.

Valverde de la Virgen

To discover What to see in Valverde de la Virgen?

In the village you can contemplate, in its parish church dedicated to Santa Engracia, the ancient bell tower of its primitive church, with its nests of the storks that every year return to them.


Valverde de la Virgen celebrates its festivities in honour of San Vicente on 22 January. It also celebrates festivities at the beginning of August.


Valverde de la Virgen, like many of the localities in the area, participates in the traditional pilgrimage of San Froilán, which from León and in procession with the image of the saint, is made to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Way.

Parish Church of Santa Engracia in Valverde de la Virgen


Because the Basilica of the Virgin of the Way, patron saint of the Old Kingdom of León and currently of the whole region, is located in the municipality, and since this Virgin is a Pietà or Dolorosa, in the coat of arms of Valverde de la Virgen, in the place of honour, there is a heart pierced by seven daggers, which symbolise the seven pains and above it a closed royal crown makes mention of her patronage over the Kingdom of León.

Get to Valverde del Camino by car

Valverde de la Virgen, crossed from side to side by the N-120 between León-Astorga, is relatively close to the capital of León. This same road connects it with the nearby towns of La Virgen del Camino and San Miguel del Camino.

By bus

Valverde de la Virgen has a metropolitan bus service that connects it with the capital. The León bus station is located on Avenida Ingeniero Sáenz de Miera S/N Telephone 987 211 000.

By train

The closest train stations to Valverde de la Virgen are the two that León has. León station, which is managed by Adif, best known for Renfe station, which hosts trains that run long-distance and high-speed lines, is located in Avenida de Palencia, telephone 902 240 202 and Matallana station, Feve, in Avenida Padre Isla, 48, Telephone 987 22 59 19, which provides regional services to Bilbao and Transcantábrico.

By airplane

León Airport is located in the surroundings of La Virgen del Camino, a town near Valverde de la Virgen, and has daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona expanding its offer in summer.

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5:55 h.27.8 km.

Stage 18b Variant of Villar de Mazarife
Difficulty-ModerateRed Difficult Category, level 1. More demanding stages, either because they are longer, with greater unevenness or present some particular difficulty.

6:45 h.32.1 km.

Stage 18 León-Hospital de Órbigo
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding stages, either because they are longer, more steep or have a specific difficulty.

8:20 h.35.7 km.

Stage 19 Hospital de Órbigo-Rabanal del Camino
Difficulty-RemarkableRed difficulty category, level 2. Stages with large slopes or important distances, which require good physical preparation.

5:40 h.24.8 km.

Stage 17 Reliegos-Leon
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
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