"Barco De Avila- escape to the Gredos Sierras" El Barco de Ávila by angelab_nyc

El Barco de Ávila Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 116 photos

Barco De Avila

A 2 hour drive from Madrid . In the mountains ...a historic town and quaint . Famous for their beans( thought I would throw that in)...seriously though, this area is receiving more attention from city dwellers looking for fresh air, hiking and a simpler pace.

Outside a castle in Barco De Avila

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:peaceful mountains, biking, walks, etc
  • Cons:nothing to do in the town, but a great side trip for a day
  • In a nutshell:a small village
  • Last visit to El Barco de Ávila: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • virtualpatrick's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 1:01 PM

    Good to see there's another person on VT who has been to "Gredos" y Barco de Avila. I was there for a week - "working" / talking...


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