In the census that was carried out in 1591 the village was known as Villaescusa (meaning excuse town in English), belonging to Roa. It was home to 1,569 inhabitants, and it got its name because it is said that, in the old town, everybody made excuses in order to not pay taxes.
Currently, it has a few more than one hundred residents. Amongst its charms, we can find the parish church of San Mamés, its patron saint and the chapel of Cristo del Humilladero.
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