Peñafiel Castle

Peñafiel, Spain

Construction works for Peñafiel Castle commenced in the 10th century, although the contemporary structure underwent major interventions during the 14th and 15th centuries. This medieval fortress was declared a National Monument in 1917 and currently stands as a veritable emblem of wine tourism in Ribera del Duero.

Peñafiel and its castle were key defensive locations along river Duero, both for Christians and Muslims in the 9th and 10thcenturies. Sitting atop the hill, the castle controlled the valleys of rivers Duero, Duratón and Botijas, and protected the population.



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Founded: 10th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Maria Marione (7 months ago)
This is a castle that satisfies our childhood imagination and our adult desire to visit a a historical castle and marvel at humans ability to build and learn how important location is to a castle for protection and defense. The views of the surrounding area are incredible. A must visit.
Keith Sampson (8 months ago)
Wonderful views from a castle steeped in Spanish history. Long walk up steep road to access, but plenty of parking if driving at the top. €6.20 ticket for adult guided tour and entry to the wine museum.
Jorge Andrés (9 months ago)
On one hand they offered us a guided tour in English but the person did only in Spanish when he realized we translated ourselves. Even if that could be a negative point, the guide was attentive and approach to us later to apologize and ask for any questions. On the other the castle has charming but the wine museum fills a gap that gives me a confronted sensation between the missing conceptual view and the recreational offer. All together, the price of the ticket is good, be ready to climb stairs and try to be early to get the best spots to park.
Global Citizen (10 months ago)
Penafiel Castle in Valladolid is a hidden gem that took me by surprise with its allure and historical significance. Nestled in the heart of the Spanish countryside, this medieval marvel exudes an undeniable charm that transports visitors to a bygone era. As I approached the castle, its striking silhouette against the sky left me in awe. The well-preserved walls and turrets instantly conveyed a sense of history, promising a captivating journey through the ages. Once inside, I was enamored by the intricate architectural details and the stories they seemed to whisper. Beyond its historical significance, Penafiel Castle's location is a true delight. The panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from atop the towers are simply breathtaking. I could have spent hours gazing out over the picturesque landscape, feeling a sense of serenity and wonder. The view of the castle from the Corrida arena (Plaza del Coso) of Penafiel is very spectacular as well, adding another layer of beauty to the already enchanting experience. My visit to Penafiel Castle was a memorable journey into the past, filled with wonder and fascination. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply looking for a unique escape, this Valladolid gem promises an unforgettable experience that leaves you with cherished memories of a timeless adventure.
Adrian Robitu (10 months ago)
Amazing views, very nicely restored and interesting tour, including a very informative wine museum.
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