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Romanesque Church of San Juan Bautista

18/06/2019 - 13:48

Originally from the 12th century, it has undergone reforms during the following centuries. Its orientation and orientation are characterized by the rural character: masonry and ashlar in the corners, of a nave and a semicircular one oriented towards the east. Of this Romanesque origin it is conserved only the apse is conserved and the rest of the temple is reconstructed in the Gothic period and in the XVIII century. The text is centered and preserved in the original. It is also possible to observe how the romantic and even older pieces have been used to reconstruct both the portico and the belfry.
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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

18/06/2019 - 10:21

Baroque building of the eighteenth century, stone and whose only nave is covered with a barrel vault with lunettes unlike the sacristy that does it with an arched vault, or that of the main chapel that is covered with one of three helmets. To the exterior it shows a beautiful neoclassical tower of the XIX century. It can be visited by contacting the City Council.

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Iglesia parroquial de Quintana del Pidio

17/06/2019 - 10:35

The parochial church is dedicated to the invocation of Santiago Apóstol. It is known that there was an old parish church in Quintana, of Romanesque origin. Its only vestiges are a boarded-up door with a semicircular arch between the altar and the pulpit; a semicircular arch window moves to the south wall of the temple and the baptismal font, an authentic jewel for its antiquity. However, as it happened in many other populations throughout the centuries, due to the population growth the sacred space remained small, so it was necessary to undertake large expansion works that gave rise to the current building.

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Iglesia de San Miguel de Reoyo

07/06/2019 - 09:37

The parish of San Miguel, is one of the most emblematic of Peñafiel.

Its architecture is sober and elegant as befits the end of the Renaissance, late sixteenth century, although it has Romanesque remains, the twelfth century, attached to the side of the Gospel.

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Herreria

04/06/2019 - 10:26

The Cerezo family currently runs the Blacksmith shop that was founded by their grandfather, Santos Cerezo, in the second half of the 19th century. In the old forge iron forge following the Castilian tradition, which is displayed in all kinds of artistic forms. Highlights the collection of antique metal and wood clocks perfectly restored.

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Botica

04/06/2019 - 09:57

Lucas Ximeno founded this pharmacy in the eighteenth century and his descendants (eight generations) have maintained their legacy over the years. Account with several dependencies: apothecary, rebounds, laboratory and garden of medicinal plants. The atmosphere of yesteryear can be felt as soon as you enter the main room, where you can see a magnificent collection of pharmacy boats from the 18th century.

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Nuestra Señora de las Nieves Church

31/05/2019 - 12:50

Its most important building is the Church of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, Gothic construction of the XIII century, which is located next to the road that runs through the valley.

It's made of stone, with a cute tower. It rises under the floor of a single nave covered by wooden armor which in turn is covered with plaster. It has two rooms, in which the main chapel is covered with a pointed barrel vault, and the sacristy is made with ribbed vaults.

There is also a high choir at the feet with 15th century paintings. The main altarpiece and the image of the patron saint made in the 15th century are also noteworthy.

It can be visited by contacting the City Council.

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Virgen de los Huertos Romanesque Church

31/05/2019 - 12:22

On the outskirts of the village of Berlangas is the hermitage of the Virgen de los Huertos, Romanesque in style, it is a construction from the XII Century. Of her it is necessary to emphasize its precious Romanesque arch to the entrance of the hermitage and the valuable Romanesque image of century XII of the Virgin of the Orchards patroness of the town, that is kept in its interior. It should also be noted that the hermitage in its interior also has a small choir.

In February 2010 its electrical installation has been improved, putting new lamps.

During the summer of 2015, with the intention of removing humidity, a Gothic arch is discovered that, according to experts, identifies it as a beautiful Romanesque chapel with a circular apse.

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Plaza del Coso

27/05/2019 - 14:50

The Plaza del Coso of Peñafiel, declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 1999, is a public space created in the Middle Ages to host bullfighting celebrations and continues to have that function today.
The site consists of 48 buildings of two and three floors built in adobe, stone and wood, some materials that make up a rectangular space with two entrances, one in the north and one in the west. In the buildings of the Plaza del Coso there is an abundance of wooden balconies decorated with motifs such as leaves, flowers or fruits. These balconies become during the celebration of the Feast of Nuestra Señora and San Roque in boxes from which the owners of the right of view can see the bullfighting festivities.

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Castillo de Peñafiel

27/05/2019 - 14:24

The castle of Peñafiel began to rise in the tenth century, although its current appearance is the product of important interventions that took place during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This medieval fortress was declared a National Monument in 1917 and today it has become an emblem for the enotourism of the Ribera del Duero.


Peñafiel together with his castle constituted a fundamental point in the defensive line of the Duero, both for Christians and Muslims back in the 9th and 10th centuries. From the hill, the castle dominated the valleys of the Duero, Duratón and Botijas rivers, and protected to the population.

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