El Rasillo de Cameros

This village surrounded by pine forests rises over the reservoir of El Rasillo. It is surprising the contrast between the traditional construction around the church, with different examples of Camerano masonry houses, where we can observe the half-point arch entrance, nailed wooden doors (some of them from the XVIII century) and remains of popular architecture, with mud walls and oak wood frameworks. Beside this historical site, there is an urbanization, started in the 70s, that takes advantage of the hillside, oriented toward the midday sun, and which has a fantastic view over the reservoir.

It is the only case in the region of an urbanization designed exclusively for tourism, which has helped to maintain the economy and forge the open nature of its inhabitants. That is why it is said that El Rasillo is the town of the thousand celebrations. The place was a village of Ortigosa until 1817, when it became independent.

In 2017 it had 150 registered inhabitants. Height: 1.101 m.

1 · The church

In this building we can see the last reminiscences of the Gothic style and the continuity of the construction throughout the XVI and XVII centuries

7 · The fountain

The fountain, with a circular base and a main pillar with four water pipes, is in the centre of the town to facilitate the service to all the neighbours

The Moraga

The particular location of the Sierra de Cameros, due to its altitude (1.100 m) and its cold and dry weather has enabled the development

The migas (breadcrumbs)

‘If you bring the pan, oil, bread, garlic and paprika, you’ll see between the two, what good breadcrumbs we do”. This song-recipe book of one of the pastoral dishes


The Rasillano mountains and pastures host a wide range of mushrooms, some of them highly prized, such as “marzuelos, perrechicos,

Villages and Landscapes of the Camero Nuevo. La Rioja