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Alberche Aldea del Fresno 2.jpg
The Alberche near Aldea del Fresno
Country Spain
Physical characteristics
Main source Fuente Alberche, Ávila Province
1,800 m (5,900 ft)
River mouth Tagus
373 m (1,224 ft)
Length 100 km (62 mi)
  • Average rate:
    14.7 m3/s (520 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 4,108 km2 (1,586 sq mi)

The Alberche is a river in the provinces of Ávila, Madrid and Toledo, central Spain. It begins its course at 1,800 m in Fuente Alberche, San Martín de la Vega del Alberche municipal term, Ávila Province.[1] It forms the natural division between the Sierra de Gredos and the Sierra de Guadarrama, in the Sistema Central.

The Alberche flows roughly from NW to SE and bends sharply midway in its course to flow from NE to SW. It meets the Tagus at Talavera de la Reina. This river has the following dams along its course: Burguillo, Charco del Cura, San Juan y Picadas and Cazalegas. Alberche Beach is a sandy beach stretch on the banks of the Alberche River, a favorite spot for vacationers from Madrid.[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Enciclopedia Salvat, Vol. 1, Barcelona 1942
  2. ^ Best Beaches Madrid - Madrid Beaches

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Coordinates: 40°24′49″N 4°47′11″W / 40.41361°N 4.78639°W / 40.41361; -4.78639