A town situated in the east of the district of La Loma y Las Villas, in the northeast of the province, at an altitude of 794 m.


Data of interest

Tourist area Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas

Distance to the capital (km): 89 84,3

Altitude above sea level (m) 794 785

Extensión (Km2): 240 239,37

No. of Inhabitants 11152 10.726

Demonym Villacarrillenses

Postal Code 23300

Tourist information

Paseo Santo-Cristo

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The area around the town can be separated into two well-defined sections. On one side is the area of countryside, raised lands covered in a genuine "sea of olive trees". On the other side, there is the Sierra de las Villas, where the landscape is covered in conifers, scrubland and hills. A number of rivers irrigate the land: The Guadalimar, which serves as a natural border with the district of Condado; the Guadalquivir, which separates the countryside from the sierra, with its two tributaries, the Aguascebas Grande and the Aguacebas Chico. The township of Vallacrrillo is made up of a number of different towns and villages: Villacarrillo, Cabeza de Mogón, La Caleruela, Agrupación de Mogón and Arroturas. The local economy is almost exclusively based on olive farming and Villacarrillo is currently the world's largest producer of olive oil.

The township also boasts a great and varied historical and artistic heritage. Highlights include the Iglesia de la Asunción (Church of the Assumption), the Iglesia de Santa Isabel de los Ángeles (Church of Saint Elizabeth of the Angels), the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall), the Casa de la Inquisición (House of the Inquisition), the air-raid shelters and numerous palaces and mansions of great artistic interest from different periods.

Source of information

Ayuntamiento de Villacarrillo


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