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Castillo de Penafiel

Penafiel, Penafiel, Spain
+34 983 88 11 99
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Disappointing

Looks better from a distance, and the tour isn't worth paying for, especially as it is only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PennyH2009
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Surrey, United Kingdom
English not spoken here!

Spectacular views of Penafiel from the castle, however, all signs and tours are done in Spanish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AffeltSC
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Winter Garden, Florida
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“wine museum” (21 reviews)
“guided tour” (10 reviews)
“walk around” (3 reviews)
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Penafiel, Penafiel, Spain
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+34 983 88 11 99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks better from a distance, and the tour isn't worth paying for, especially as it is only available in Spanish. We didn't bother with the wine museum, having booked to visit several bodegas whilst in the area.

Thank PennyH2009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular views of Penafiel from the castle, however, all signs and tours are done in Spanish only. Tour lasted over and hour and we could not understand a thing that was said. Was not worth the tour for me although my husband enjoyed it somewhat...More

Thank AffeltSC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle of Peñafiel surprises for it´s ship´s shape, due to the intention of covering all the possible space of the hilltop. It is a nice example of the castles that name the region, and if not the biggest, it´s very original and well preserved....More

Thank Miguelal1984
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very picturesque castle. Strong point of landscape which attracts attention. It looks better from distance than from inside. My opinion it is “over renovated”, everything around is “to new”. Other hand it gives idea how this castle looked medieval times. Apart of everything view from...More

Thank gregskim2016
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We really enjoyed exploring this castle, although we were disappointed that the guided tour was only in Spanish. Our son did his best to translate three minutes of explanation into a 30 second snippet so we could follow along, but it would've been nice if...More

Thank Darlene C
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

When arriving on the main road in Penafiel, you already will see the castle on top of the Hill, never mind the road until the castle is very good and you have a free parking right at the castle. The visit is done only with...More

Thank Hans G
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

The castle appears nice, however all history, direction and tales were done only in Spanish. I understand that I was in Spain, but to stand for 3-5 minutes not understanding explanations about the castle and its content was a waste of time. If you don't...More

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

A little bit of Culture and History after lunch and winery visit. Beautiful views and entire village can be seen from the Castle. An interesting Wine Museum can be visited as well.

1  Thank Manuel P
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

for the one tourist attraction in town to only offer tours in Spanish is very short sighted. Maybe they don't care if they get international tourists....

Thank An_Expat_Wife
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Unusual hilltop fortress, like a boat sailing on the highest promontory. Very long and very narrow. Decent guided tour of history and excellent views from the parapet.

Thank rebmans
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Gary H
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Response from Hans G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would like it much to give a positive answer on your question, but we did not got the opportunity to enter into the castelo, so we do not know it you can get a hold on an audio gide in your language, but we do "think... More
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