Peñafiel: a very monumental town

Today we talk about towns in Spain again because the beauty and importance they have cannot be ignored. In this case, the stop is made in the community of Castilla y León , specifically, in the province of Valladolid to reach Peñafiel . A town that is well known for its monuments , this being one of the main reasons why it attracts many tourists each year. And what is there to see? What can be done? The options are multiple, but here we tell you what you cannot miss.


Peñafiel is well known for the castle from which it takes its name: Castillo de Peñafiel , although it is also popularly known as the Ship of Castile. A nickname that has been given because its shape is reminiscent of a ship .

This castle is one of the must-sees in this town where you also have to see the Plaza del Coso , which is one of the most emblematic places in this town. As with the castle, this square is known as El Corro because it has a rectangular space of medieval origin made up of 48 buildings in which a special decoration is observed on the lintel balconies . Many of them are covered in wood –it is called a valance-, apart from being finished off in the upper part by arabesques.

In this square, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Spain, events such as the Bajada del Ángel are held , which takes place on Easter Sunday, apart from being the main setting for the Fiestas de Nuestra Señora and San Roque, which they take place in the municipality between August 14 and 18.

Other places of interest are the Plaza de España , which is the center of this municipality and the part where shops, restaurants and bars are concentrated. The route also leads to passing under the passageway used for the entry of the bulls of the running of the bulls during the festivities to reach the Plaza de San Pablo and Calle del Palacio .

Precisely there is the Church-Convent of San Pablo , which has a characteristic façade in which different architectural styles can be observed. In addition, inside, there is the funeral chapel of the Manuel family, which is in the Plateresque style.

The visit is completed with the Parish Church of San Miguel de Reoyo and the Parque de la Judería , which is the old Jewish quarter from which you can see the Convento de las Claras, which today is a hotel, but allows see the cloister.