Surroundings and activities from the Rural House Azabache
El Barco is situated between the provinces of Avila, Salamanca and Caceres, with an altitude of 1.027 metres above sea level, in a precious valley surrounded by mountains.
The area captivates its visitors with its blue ceiling, its tranquillity, its snowy open mountain ranges …and its incomparable beauty.
The Starlight Foundation, a viewpoint that assures a dark ceiling for the best observation of the stars, was granted certified starlight status in 2013 by the Sierra Norte de Gredos. The Starlight project, endorsed by UNESCO and the World Tourism Organisation, was created in 2007 as a system of certification for places that create the best conditions for the contemplation of the firmament.
El Barco de Avila has always served as one of the doors of natural access to the Central Macizo of the spectacular Gredos mountain ranges, the main massif of the Central System. Thanks to its location, in between the vast array of impressive mountains nearby, El Barco boasts many privileged views. Visitors can take in the natural beauty from all angles.