The origins of this town on the banks of the Tormes river go right back to the end of the 12th century. The old town centre is in the process of being officially listed as a Historical and Artistic Site.
This lovely town has architectural monuments of especial interest, such as the beautiful Romanesque bridge with eight arches over the River Tormes, which is simply known as the Puente Viejo, or Old Bridge.
The majestic Castillo de Valdecorneja, which was built in the 12th century and reconstructed in the 14th century, is located at the highest point of the valley. It was the starting point for the old town walls, some remains of which can still be seen.
You can’t leave there without trying its delicious local specialities, including the famous Barco beans (judías) and the Avila chuleton steak.
Here you will find a wide range of options for active tourism: horse riding, quad biking, hiking, climbing, canoeing, etc.