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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  • One of the most impressive castles that I’ve visited. It houses a wine museum with very interesting information. The tour was great and the views were even better. Even though it is dangerous to...  more »
  • We went through Penafiel on a day trip and decided to drive up to the castle. We managed to arrive just before the last tour of the day so joined that instantly. The tour is only offered in Spanish...  more »
  • 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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