Villalbilla de Gumiel, a village set on top of a hill in the budding Ribera del Duero, was found documented in the records of the monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza, in the monastery of San Pedro de Gumiel and in the diocese of Osma.
For that reason, we can regard it as an old town. Throughout its journey through time, Villalbilla de Gumiel has had various dependencies of lineage of national status, from monasteries and urban areas like Gumiel, serving as the village’s surname.
The village’s people have maintained a traditional Ribera del Duero life style. An economy based in the industry of its people: the cultivation of grain and grapevines, the rearing and use of livestock, especially sheep.
Emigration has left its mark and only around 100 residents remain.
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Furthermore, the Asomatus and José Manuel Parra Association has collaborated with the recuperation of the traditional slaughter in recent time, producing delicious characteristic pork.
This country cottage can be rented by the room or entirely, it can sleep up to 14 people (seven bedrooms): two twin bed rooms and five double bedrooms. It is located in the Ribera del Duero region, 76km from Burgos and 18km from Aranda de Duero.