The name Villaralto makes reference to a small village in an elevated position. It is separated from the main road and enjoys relative isolation. The name Villaralto makes reference to a small village in an elevated position. This humble village is discretely separated from the main road and enjoys relative isolation. The village’s urbanistic characteristics evidence its position within the region of Los Pedroches: Surrounded by pasturelands filled with ilexes, the village boasts granite lintels and is dominated by a watchtower that marks the rhythm of the unhurried and peaceful life of the locality. Such tranquillity is truly a blessing.
- The village is located in the central area of Los Pedroches, 4 km from the C-411.
- Distance from Córdoba: 80 km.
- Altitude: 583 m.
- Surface area: 25.1 km2.
- Population: 1.350.
- Term used to designate inhabitants: Villaraltenses
- Region: Los Pedroches.
The hamlet of Villaralto arose at the end of the 15th century or beginning of the 16th century, in a vineyard region belonging to the neighbouring village of Torremilano, and remained a dependency of the latter until it achieved independence. In 1633, the village was sold to the archdeacon of Pedroche, Melchor Fernández Carreras.