Had aÂ lovely eveningÂ run up to Bulnes last night. It’s amazing that such places still survive in western europe – this tiny village in the heart of the central massif of the Picos still has no road to it. In 2001 an undergroundÂ funicular railway was finally opened to connectÂ Bulnes to the outside world and provide a sustainable source of visitor income to keep the village alive.
On the way downÂ to the valley I met the local farmer and innkeeper at dusk, returning from the upper pastures – still using a donkey to carry loads on the narrow mountain trails as has been done for 100’s of years.Â Take a lookÂ here for a few more photos of the village of Bulnes.
The village of Bulnes, nestled under the Naranjo de Bulnes
A land that time forgot
The village square