Peñaranda de Duero Castle

Peñaranda de Duero, Spain

The castle of Peñaranda de Duero is a well preserved Gothic castle. The castle originally dates from the 10th century but reforms by Counts of Miranda del Castañar in the 15th century changed much of the building. Today the castle stands at the start of a defensive wall that formerly surrounded the town, of which only the crenellated arch of 'Las Monjas' still stands.

The castle was an important point on the fortified line which existed between the medieval Christian Kingdom of Castile and the Moor state of Al Andalus during the 10th century. The castle is a narrow walled precinct, with a four story keep rising from the center. The keep features a rooftop terrace, battlements, a gallery of machiolations, and three additional square towers, two of which flank the ogival arch that marks the entrance. The walls are solid stone ashlar stone, although much of the keep features decorative wooden beams.

Today, the Castle of Peñaranda de Duero serves as one of the many historical monuments and tourist attractions in the area.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Inuga Ant (17 months ago)
Puedes pasearte por allí y ya si quieres, pagar por ver la torre del homenaje. Nosotras llegamos tarde y estaba cerrada. En invierno-primavera debes contactar con antelación la oficina de turismo. De todos modos es bonito y las vistas del pueblo muy chulas
Mikel thetower (20 months ago)
Aunque está un poco deteriorado, esta fortaleza es digna de ver. El museo en la torre del homenaje, está muy cuidado y muy bien explicado todo. Me he divertido mucho. El pueblo también merece la pena ver, todo muy cuidado, parece que estuviéramos en plena época medieval.
Laura Barrientos (2 years ago)
Expectacular
Anne Gould (2 years ago)
The castle was interesting,,sunset glorious,some of the houses old and we'll preserved,but a few fallen down.We didn't feel very welcome there,a few rather gruff people
Bob Kingdom (2 years ago)
Loved it
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