Villoslada de Cameros

Villoslada is a good example of a mountain village. Its forestry, livestock and textile activities have shaped its urban plan, and the departure of its inhabitants to “the Americas” marked many aspects of its local history.

It is located within the Sierra de Cebollera Natural Park and for decades it was a destination for hunters, fishermen and vacationers. Many certain age Riojans learned to ski in the area of Hoyos de Iregua.

The presence of the patroness of the Sierra in this district brings thousands of devotees every year to visit her chapel, and many keep the blessed oil and get “charity” of chorizo and meat at the chapel festivities.

During the summer, the area of Achichuelo has gathered camps and families near the cold waters of the Iregua. Its cuisine recalls its pastoralist past and “caldereta” (stew) and “migas” (crumbs) are consumed, highlighting the importance of pork sausages.

It had 323 inhabitants in 2017. Altitude: 1.079 m.

3 · The Bridge

It is the first bridge that crosses the Iregua River and, in the past, it was essential to walk towards pastures and farmland

4 · The Houses

The houses are located in height on a sunny hill and can be reached through slopes and stairs. Several typologies coexist: On the one hand, the popular architectura

5 · The Roman Stele

Following one of the paths of the Natural Park, the Path of the Dehesa, and in parallel to the Arroyo Maguillo is the Alto de San Cristóbal


8 · The Church

The Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del Sagrario, also known as the Virgen de la Peña, is a XVIIth century building, although there are traces of late Gothic remains.

10 · The Town Hall

On entering the town centre, we are received by a building from the XVIIth century, four floors above the river, which has an access with a half point entrance


11 · The Achichuelo

The Achichuelo is a place of rest and, at the same time, the starting point from which to access beautiful corners of the Natural Park.

Villages and Landscapes of the Camero Nuevo. La Rioja