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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  • It contains nothing really interesting. It was the last stop of the day and the Guide took us too quickly without time for photos.
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  • Very nice Castle to see from the plain, from the parking lot... However nothing to do inside and you are forced to join a group visit...
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  • Very nice and well preserved, with beautiful views of the Ribera del Duero. All the people are nice, and Bullring for the holidays in a square with a very original houses was mounted.
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  • Closed when we got there. Never had a chance to actually go inside. Looked good from the outside though.
  • Good place to visit. There is only the option of a guided tour. It takes around 30 mins and they explain the history of the castle and the town. The castle itself is nice but there is not much to it other than what you from outside. Views are great. I would visit it only if I had no other stuff to do around (other options are visiting wineries in the area and winetasting).
  • Nice place to visit. One may pay for the wine museum tour that includes a castle tour or just the castle tour. I did both.
  • The castle was ok. The tour guide gave a minimal explanation of the castle. The views from the top were nice. We also visited the wine museum which gave good information.
  • No o e knows but iit's a amazing castle

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