Viloria de Rioja is a small and charming village in Burgos on the French Way. This village distributes its houses almost randomly around the main street and the old temple. It has only 39 inhabitants and provides a quiet environment in which to rest and stroll without haste or worry. A haven of peace in the middle of the road.
A little history
The origin of this village in Burgos dates back to the end of the 9th century, during the reign of Alfonso III. It was when Count Diego Rodríguez managed to recover Oca, the episcopal see, and also the area to the west of the current Sierra de la Demanda and the sources of the Tirón and Oja rivers.
An important process of colonization was then developed that led to the birth of a large number of localities that currently exist in this area. The first documentary reference to this village dates back to 1028. Viloria de Rioja is cited as Villaoria, and it is said that it would have the meaning of both villa áurea (golden villa) and villa de Oria (proper name).