El Barco de Ávila
The Tormes River as it passes through El Barco de Ávila, with the Valdecorneja castle in the background
Puente Viejo Bridge, El Barco de Ávila
It is a gorgeous town in Avila, whose greatest lure is the magnificent scenery that surrounds it, and panoramic views of Sierra de Gredos. It has a rich heritage, whose greatest example is the church of Nuestra Señora de Asunción, a Gothic building from the 14th century, a bit more austere than usual. It still has a medieval bridge that crosses the Tormes river, the remains of a wall, and a gate. It is also a good idea to visit the Castle of Valdecorneja, a fortress from the 15th century that belonged to the Duke of Alba, and which nowadays holds a number of cultural activities.
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