Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Aranda de Duero
The historical Cellar Don Carlos is an underground cellar from the 15th century located in the center of Aranda de Duero....
The historical Cellar Don Carlos is an underground cellar from the 15th century located in the center of Aranda de Duero. They offer guided visits where they explain everything about these type of cellars. It is also a wine shop, with a large selection of Ribera del Duero Wines. They also offer commented wine tasting. The cellar can be used as a tasting room and it has a small museumThe cellar is open for visits from Monday to Saturday: 12 PM - 2 PM and 6 PM- 8 PM. Private visits and and other activities can be arranged on request.Aranda de Duero is the largest town of the Ribera del Duero wine region, and it is famous for its wines, roasted lamb and its underground cellars. Most of them are privately owned and are not open to the public. Don Carlos cellar is an exception, it was restored by its actual owners and open to the public so everybody could enjoy this particular construction so popular in the Ribera del Duero winemaking history. During the visit you will feel you are back in time and you will learn about the history of Aranda and its underground cellars, the architectural characteristics of these constructions to achieve the purpose of perfect wine storage and aging, and more interesting things about Ribera del Duero Wines. Then you will have the opportunity to buy some wines from their Wine Shop where there is always a qualified person that will be very happy to advise you with your wine shoppingThe cellar is also used as a unique venue for other wine activities and events, wine tasting courses, commented tastings, food and wine matching, etc.