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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. To visit Castillo de Penafiel and get the most from your holiday in Penafiel, create itinerary details personal to you using our Penafiel vacation generator.
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  • On this trip to Spain we only drove past the castle on the way to see other castles, but went inside it in 2007. When coming into town the castle can prominently be seen from the road. from a distance...  more »
  • Can view as part of the Museum or seperate. Tours only in Spanish. It is closed for siesta. great view of the town and countryside. Note the bull fighting ring-it is the old style, not an arena, just ...  more »
  • What a magnificent castle! The view from various levels is absolutely charming. The township, wineries, vineyards around are incredibly beautiful- most touching being the compound where bull-fights ar...  more »
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  • 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).
  • 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.
  • It's a beautiful castle and the location is superb. But here's why we only rate it 1 star. The person at the counter told us in English (!) that the castle can only be visited with a guided tour and that the tour will start in about 20 minutes (so far good). But she told us that her English isn't that good, but OK, our Spanish is much worse (we don't speak Spanish). But as soon are tour started, she didn't explain anything in English. She kept on talking and talking in Spanish, which was great for everybody, except for me and my wife. So be warned...
  • The castle is great and the views from the tower incredibly beautiful, however, the service of the people working there looks like they have not understood that they live from the tourists. They say they close at 8.30pm, however, if you arrive by 8pm they will not let you visit.
  • Ok