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Visit Penaranda de Duero

Penaranda de Duero is in the province of Burgos in the Castile and Leon region of Spain.

Penaranda de Duero is a lovely medieval village overlooked by the large Castle of Peranda. Its historic centre is one of the prettiest and most interesting in old Castille and is not to be missed if you are in the area.

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The highlight of the village is the Palacio de los Condes de Miranda, a beautiful Renaissance palace. However just walking around the village and admiring the pantiled houses, large Renaissance and Baroque houses and the lovely main square, the Plaza Mayor, is a treat.

The Palace of the Condes of Mirande is a Renaissance palace with lots of Mudejar features. It has a Plateresque entrance and a lovely courtyard with double arches. The ceilings in the Palace are particularly excellent.

Walk up the hill to the castle at the top of the village which was built during the Reconquest. From here you get some excellent views of the village. The castle was built in the 13th century and completely renovated in the 15th century.

The main church is the Santa Ana Church which is built in Baroque style but contains some columns and statues from the old Roman town of Clunia.

Visit the pharmacy of Penaranda de Duerco. It is one of the oldest in Spain and has been in the same family for eight generations. Inside are some lovely antique apothecary jars. Find it on Calle de la Botica, just off the main square.

Penaranda de Duero is situated on the Ribera del Duero wine route. Wines from this area have an excellent reputation and you will find various wineries to visit, especially to the west around the town of Ribera del Duero.

Where to visit near to Penaranda de Duero?

To the west of Penaranda de Duero is Aranda de Duero which is home to the Church of Santa Maria which has an Isabelline (late Gothic) facade.

There is another castle at the neaby town of Pedraza de la Sierra. At Atienza you can visit an attractive medieval town with the ruins of another castle.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Burgos guide and the Castile and Leon guide.

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Map of Penaranda de Duero and places to visit


Penaranda de Duero places to visit

Pedraza de la Sierra

Pedraza de la Sierra

Pedraza de la Sierra has fine medieval walls and buildings and a huge castle. Its Plaza Major is used for bullfighting in the summer.

Pedraza de la Sierra guide


Atienza is a medieval town with arcaded squares and is overlooked by the ruins of a 12th century castle.

Atienza guide

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