Peñafiel Castle

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Castle of Peñafiel
Castillo de Peñafiel
Bandera de Peñafiel.jpg Peñafiel,
Banderaprovvalladolid.svg Province of Valladolid,
Flag of Castile and León.svg Castile and León, in Spain
300px
Peñafiel Castle on the hill.
TypeCastle
Height34 m
Site information
OwnerMunicipality of Peñafiel
Open to
the public
Yes
ConditionSpanish Property of Cultural Interest
Castle of Peñafiel
1 June 1917
RI-51-0000148
Site history
Built10th century
In useThe Wine Museum
MaterialsRocks

Peñafiel Castle is located in Peñafiel, Valladolid Province, Spain. The castle is more than 150 metres (490 ft) long and encloses an area about 10 m (33 ft) wide. Standing in the middle is a 20 m (66 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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References[edit]

  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
  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