Foncebadón is a small Leonese village located in the municipality of Santa Colomba de Somoza and on the French Way. This village is especially linked to the Jacobean route, as it was largely abandoned until the resurgence of the pilgrimage in the mid-twentieth century. Nowadays, it has many services to welcome travellers and offers a quiet stop in a peaceful environment.
A little history
In the 60’s and 70’s this humble village suffered a great abandonment and its inhabitants began to move to Madrid to look for new job opportunities. The important reduction of the population led to the deterioration of the houses and the different constructions. Even to the collapse of some of them. Nowadays you can find rehabilitated buildings, the village has come back to life and relevant places such as the parish church or the school are already in good condition, after being recovered.