It is nestled on the bank of the one-eyed river. Celtiberian and Roman remains have been found in Villar de Torre. In the 11th century there was a monastery in the town, that of Santa María, and the first documents in which reference is made to the town date from this period when King García Fortúnez of Pamplona and his wife offered it to the Monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla. For some time it was a royal villa. After the disappearance of the lordships in 1811, it became a town in the province of Burgos, until the creation of the province of Logroño in 1833.
Villar de Torre offers a pleasant view, with wide streets and buildings with shields. The 16th century Our Lady of the Assumption has a marvellous main altarpiece in Romanesque style from the same century.
The festivities are in honour of San Juan on 24 June and the last weekend of August is celebrated "Gracias" being Saturday, the day of Thanksgiving.
On the Sunday of the last weekend in August, the Festival de la Patata Brava (Brave Potato Festival) is held at Las Gracias.
Villar de Torre was, in other times, a town in which the breeding of pigs was very important, and here met once a week the "men of treatment", " traders", breeders of the area with their respective herds, to make operations of purchase and sale of these animals.
To Villar de Torre we arrive following the LR-204 that joins the locality with Santo Domingo de la Calzada passing by Cirueña, this road also communicates the population with the LR-206 between the A-12 to its step by Azofra and the nearby Berceo.
It has an interurban public transport service that covers the Logroño-Valgañón line and stops at Villar de Torre every day at different times.
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