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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • 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.
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