El Barco de Ávila

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El Barco de Ávila, Spain
Castle of El Barco de Ávila, built in the 12th century.
Castle of El Barco de Ávila, built in the 12th century.
Flag of El Barco de Ávila, Spain
Official seal of El Barco de Ávila, Spain
Coordinates: 40°21′35″N 5°31′25″W / 40.35972°N 5.52361°W / 40.35972; -5.52361
CountrySpain Spain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ComarcaEl Barco de Ávila - Piedrahíta
 • Total12 km2 (5 sq mi)
1,009 m (3,310 ft)
 • Total2,368
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

El Barco de Ávila is a municipality located in the province of Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. It forms part of the region of El Barco de Ávila - Piedrahíta and is located in the valley of Tormes river. Is the headboard of the natural region of Alto Tormes. In 2017 it has a population of 2436 population.

Place names and symbols[edit]

El Barco could take its name form a boat used to cross the river or, as different authors think, from different words of different languajes: bar (in Hebrew house), from basque bartzea or meeting between villages, form the celtic house...


El Barco de Ávila is located at the southwest of the province of Avila, near of the frontier of the provinces of Salamanca and Caceres, being the headboard of the region between the valley of the Tormes river and Aravalles river, better known as Alto Tormes. This municipality is located on a altitude of 1004 msnm. It has a surface of 12,68 km². It limits with La Carrera, El Losar del Barco, San Lorenzo del Tormes and Navatejares.


El Barco de Ávila has a warm weather with a dry and warm summer according to the climatic classification of Köppen.

Main sights[edit]

  • Castle (12th century, rebuilt in the 14th century)
  • Casa del Reloj
  • Romanesque bridge
  • Hermitage of Santísimo Cristo del Caño
  • Hermitage of San Pedro de El Barco
  • 12th century walls

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.