Castillo de Penafiel, Penafiel

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Set atop a large, wooded hill with sweeping views over the Castilian countryside, Castillo de Penafiel is an imposing monument to Spain’s tumultuous military history. Explore the ramparts of this fortress, originally constructed in the early 14th century, along with its inner battlements and keep. Visit the inner sections that date from 1917, which also contain a museum on the winemaking industry in the province. You can join a guided tour on the history of the fortress in the region, although these are offered in Spanish only. The ascent to the entrance of the castle is steep: those with mobility problems should take public transportation or a taxi up the hill. Using our online itinerary creator, Penafiel attractions like Castillo de Penafiel can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The very well preserved machicolated ramparts make an imposing view of this large, thin fortress. The interiors have little to offer. That´s probably why a modern wine museum was built inside the...  more »
  • A very interesting visit not only the castle, but the Wine Museum that is inside. It is located at the side of the town of Peñafiel, at walking distance  more »
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  • Absolutely spectacular. Takes you back in history. Think Ivanhoe and imagine yourself in 1000something and you're nearly there. Touch the old building blocks, climb the 76 steps up to the watch towers/platform and admire the 360° scenery. Magic!
  • Worth to visit. The ship shape of this fortress is unique. Great for photos.
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