Thousands of people flock to the Shrine of the Virgen del Camino to take part in this procession in honour of the patron saints of León - Saint Froilan and the Virgin of El Camino. Seemingly endless queues form to kiss the Virgin’s cloak, touch the Saint’s nose and stroll around the streets packed with stalls. One of the traditions of this festivity is to taste the traditional morcilla of León, a kind of black pudding, and buy bags of hazelnuts, known locally as perdones.

General information

General information:
Castilla y León Tourist Interest
Date:
5 de Octubre

Address

Ermita en el casco urbano. Valverde de la Virgen. 24198 León.

More information

Tourist Office of Valverde de la Virgen

Address:

Plaza del Santurario de la Virgen del Camino, s/n. Valverde de la Virgen. 24198 León.

Telephone: 987 303 431

Fax: 987 302 213

Email: info@aytovalverdedelavirgen.es

Website: http://www.aytolvalverdedelavirgen.es

Tourist Office Regional of León

Address:

Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Telephone: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391

Email: oficinadeturismodeleon@jcyl.es

Website: http://www.turismocastillayleon.com