Peñafiel Castle

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Castle of Peñafiel
Castillo de Peñafiel
Bandera de Peñafiel.jpg Peñafiel,
Bandera de la provincia de Valladolid.svg Province of Valladolid,
Flag of Castile and León.svg Castile and León, in Spain
Castillo peñafiel desde plaza coso valladolid.jpg
Peñafiel Castle on the hill.
Height34 m
Site information
OwnerMunicipality of Peñafiel
Open to
the public
ConditionSpanish Property of Cultural Interest
Castle of Peñafiel
1 June 1917
Site history
Built10th century
In useThe Wine Museum

Peñafiel Castle is located in Peñafiel, Valladolid Province, Spain. The castle is more than 200 metres (660 ft) long and encloses an area about 35 m (115 ft) wide. Standing in the middle is a 34 m (112 ft) high three storey keep.[1]

Fernan Gonzalez began construction on the Peñafiel site in 947, as a frontier outpost in defense against the Arabs. A castle was built in 1013 by Sancho Garcia to protect the land. Several other members of the Spanish nobility added to the castle including Juan Manuel and Pedro Girón. Blanche I, Queen of Navarre gave birth to the Charles, Prince of Viana in the keep of Peñafiel in 1421.[2]


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  1. ^ Kaufmann, J. E.; Kaufmann, H. W.; Jurga, Robert M. (2004) [2001], The Medieval Fortress: Castles, Forts and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages (paperback ed.), Da Capo Press, p. 287, ISBN 0-306-81358-0, retrieved 28 March 2014{{citation}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Weismuller, Alberto A. (1967), Castles from the Heart of Spain (hardcover ed.), Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., p. 59-61

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Coordinates: 41°35′48″N 4°06′52″W / 41.5967°N 4.11431°W / 41.5967; -4.11431