A gateway to nature and culture
El Barco de Avila
A Historic and Artistic site. Lying in south-west Avila, on the border with the provinces of Salamanca and Caceres, its privileged natural setting, nestling between the valleys of the rivers Tormes and Aravalle, makes it the natural choice for the area’s principal town and a lively hub.
Not to be missed are the medieval walls and Valdecorneja Castle. Visitors will also enjoy a stroll around the main street and square (Calle Mayor and Plaza Mayor), or the chance to explore the Church of La Asunción de Nuestra Señora, the Chapel of San Pedro del Barco, and taste the famous ‘judiones del barco’, a dish of beans protected by Spain’s second oldest Designation of Origin Regulatory Board. This is most definitely a place worth exploring and savouring.