Plaza del Coso

Plaza del Coso, Penafiel: Address, Phone Number, Plaza del Coso Reviews: 4/5

Plaza del Coso
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FJGonzalezG
Bethesda, MD1,202 contributions
A bullring that squares the circle
Feb 2020
Located on the southeastern corner of Peñafiel, this unique bullring in the shape of a square is conformed by 48 buildings dating to medieval times. The buildings and square appear unchanged, and while walking in the square at night I felt transported to ancient times. Luckily for me, there were no bulls around. Given that Peñafiel is such a small walking city, I think this is a must-see.
Written April 19, 2020
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RicherTrips
Monterrey, Mexico2,624 contributions
A landmark
Jul 2019
When our guide said the next stop would be the bullring, we suggested to skip it. We´re glad she insisted. It´s not an ordinary bullfight arena, it´s a piece of history. It´s so old it doesn´t even have bleachers. It´s a square surrounded by houses. You feel transported to medieval times.
It´s also lovely to watch from the top of the castle.
Written December 6, 2019
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Willy
8 contributions
Amazing place
Oct 2019
A very old Bullfighting plaza (not bullring!) With wood logs defending the houses entrances. A place to visit!
Written November 5, 2019
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John F
Newark-on-Trent, UK596 contributions
Unique square
Oct 2019 • Couples
This exceptional square owes its character to bull fighting. An extraordinarily empty space with a sandy base and surrounded by shuttered houses is transformed once a year when they hold a bull fighting festival, and the shutters open for those who own the viewing ‘platforms’ behind, even though they may not own the actual house. Presumably at that time, Penafiel is extraordinarily busy with lots of restaurants open day and night, but for the rest of year the economy seems to rely on bus tours and occasional wine tourists. With the square empty, there is an iconic view of the square with castle in the background. The tourist office is in this square.
Written October 1, 2019
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Cyrille M
Shanghai, China21 contributions
Not much too see
Jul 2018 • Family
The houses surrounding the place are typical and well preserved. Unfortunately, we could only see from outside. The tourist office on site was closed and it was not possible to visit Inside. A pity.
Written July 24, 2018
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Miguel
London, UK162 contributions
Original Plaza de Toros
Jul 2018 • Couples
The coso is a very old Plaza de Toros, that is pretty well preserved. It is completely different to the traditional round ones you can find in most villages and towns, and it is indeed worth a visit.

You can appreciate traditional Castilian housing, and the windows and balconies (made big to properly see the events) are impressive.

It was a pity to find some cars parked inside, as it really breaks the ambience of the place. The tourist office is found within.
Written July 11, 2018
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Chris D
Aire-sur-l'Adour, France83 contributions
Lovely old square
Feb 2018 • Friends
A lovely old square, with enclosed wooden balconies, so typical of Spain that doubles /doubled up as an arena.
Written March 3, 2018
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Vit Siv
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine405 contributions
Very unusual place
Jun 2017 • Friends
Very interesting place to visit as it is where they still have bull festival action going annually.
It is very small but nice place with old houses.
Written June 27, 2017
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Remco M
169 contributions
Nice
Apr 2017 • Couples
Cute square. Used during easter for some religion activities. There is only one bar in which you can only drink. No tapas no food.
Written April 16, 2017
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Xaribdis
Dublin, Ireland116 contributions
Restaurant Coso in Plaza del Coso
May 2013 • Couples
This review is for the restaurant Coso that is situated in this sqaure, as it was so enjoyable it deserves to be mentioned.
The staff member was very helpful and poilte. She had very good English despite her protestations to the contrary. We were on a wine tour and got more information from the staff here than the tourist office across the square.
The food was local and beautiful, with very big portions. The wine was obviously local, and spectacularly good for €2-3 per glass.
This was the nicest food and best value place we ate in Penafiel.
Written June 1, 2013
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