It has a strategic location, overlooking the river and the bridge from the highest vantage point in the valley.Built on an ancient castro (vernacular structure) in the 12th century and rebuilt between the 14th and 15th centuries. I is square in shape and has a total surface of around 1.700 m2, not including certain sections are not preserved today, such as the moat, the pigeon loft, the stables, the iron gate,’

The main gate is topped by a pointed arch with large keystones. On the right stands the tower of homage, square, which leads to the battlements and turrets.

Historical Data

Castle / Fortress / Watchtower
Predominant styles:


Paseo del Castillo, s/n. El Barco de Ávila. 05600 Ávila.

More information

Oficina de Turismo Regional of Ávila


Casa de las Carnicerías. C/ San Segundo, 17. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Teléfono: 920 211 387

Fax: 920 253 717


Tourist Office of Barco de Ávila (El)


Plaza de la Constitución, 7. El Barco de Ávila. 05600 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 340 100 / 920 340 013 (Ayuntamiento)



Opening hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 – 14:00 and 17 – 20
  • Sunday: 10 – 14.00
  • Closed: thursday
  • Closed in the afternoon: wednesday and sunday

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