Must-see attractions in Ribera del Duero

  • Penafiel Castle.

    Castillo de Peñafiel

    Ribera del Duero

    Perched dramatically over Peñafiel, this castle houses the state-of-the-art Museo Provincial del Vino. A comprehensive story of the region's wines, this…

  • The Plaza del Coso, an urban plaza in the locality of Peñafiel.

    Plaza del Coso

    Ribera del Duero

    Get your camera lens poised for one of Spain's most unusual town squares. This rectangular, sandy-floored 15th-century 'square' was one of the first to be…

  • Exterior of Ermita de San Frutos.

    Ermita de San Frutos

    Ribera del Duero

    In ruins now, this hermitage was founded in the 7th century by San Frutos and his siblings, San Valentín and Santa Engracia. They lie buried in a tiny…

  • Castillo de Peñaranda de Duero

    Ribera del Duero

    Lording over Peñaranda like an echo of more epic times, this elongated fortress is like an archetypal castle drawn by children with a forest of turrets…

  • The castle of Gormaz.

    Castillo de Gormaz

    Ribera del Duero

    Some 14km south of El Burgo de Osma, one of Spain's most remarkable castles rises above the virtual ghost town of Gormaz (population 21). Built by the…

  • Cathedral of El Burgo de Osma.


    Ribera del Duero

    Dating back to the 12th century, the cathedral's architecture evolved as a combination of the Gothic and, subsequently, baroque (notable in the weighty…

  • Interior of Ermita de San Baudelio.

    Ermita de San Baudelio

    Ribera del Duero

    About 8km southeast of Berlanga de Duero stands the Ermita de San Baudelio, the simple exterior of which conceals a remarkable 11th-century Mozarabic…

  • Hermitage of San Miguel, at the foot of Castle Gormaz, province of Soria, Spain.

    Ermita de San Miguel de Gormaz

    Ribera del Duero

    When Fernando seized the Castillo de Gormaz from its Islamic defenders in 1059, one of his first acts in the following year was to construct this small…

  • Uxama

    Ribera del Duero

    Just outside El Burgo de Osma lie the ruins of Uxama. Originally a Celto-Iberian settlement, it became an important Roman town after falling under Roman…

  • Yacimiento Arqueologico de Tiermes

    Ribera del Duero

    With Celtiberian roots, Tiermes dates to the 1st century AD and is one of the most important Roman sites in Castilla y León. The pretty 12th-century…

  • Castillo de Berlanga de Duero

    Ribera del Duero

    Berlanga de Duero is lorded over by an extraordinary ruined castle made larger by the continuous ramparts at the base of its hill. The castle's oldest…

  • Ermita de San Bartolomé

    Ribera del Duero

    This fine, early-13th-century hermitage has a wonderfully lonely aspect and showcases a fusion of styles between late Romanesque and early Gothic,…

  • Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rivero

    Ribera del Duero

    The 12th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rivero sports the porticoed side galleries that characterise the Romanesque style of the Segovia and Burgos…

  • Legaris

    Ribera del Duero

    Just five minutes north of Peñafiel, this winery offers excellent tours and has a wine bar in a striking building. Well-regarded reds are its hallmark,…

  • Iglesia de San Miguel

    Ribera del Duero

    The 11th-century Iglesia de San Miguel is a fine example of a rural Romanesque church, with the pleasing porticoes so typical of this corner of Castilla y…

  • Plaza Mayor

    Ribera del Duero

    Crowning the summit of the old town, the massive Plaza Mayor is fronted by the oversized Palacio Ducal, notable for its courtyards and 210 balconies. The…

  • Palacio Condes de Miranda

    Ribera del Duero

    This is a grand Renaissance palace with a fine plateresque entrance, double-arched patio and beautiful ceilings in various styles. Guided tours run at…

  • Protos

    Ribera del Duero

    This state-of-the-art winery in the shadow of Peñafiel's castle wall produces one of Ribera del Duero's better-known wines. It produces both reds and…

  • Matarromera

    Ribera del Duero

    One of the biggest of the Ribera del Duero wine producers, with a number of other wineries in the region. It produces excellent reds from the tempranillo…

  • Castillo

    Ribera del Duero

    Paths lead up the hill, past ancient wine cellars, to the ruined castillo (castle) which seems to be returning into the earth. There are fine views over…

  • Convento de Las Claras

    Ribera del Duero

    Offers excellent wine tours and tasting, close to Peñafiel. It is particularly proud of its reds; the 2012 rosé deserves a special mention.

  • Pasadizo del Duque de Lerma

    Ribera del Duero

    The Pasadizo de Duque de Lerma is a restored 17th-century subterranean passage that connects the Palacio Ducal with the Iglesia Colegial de San Pedro…

  • Iglesia de Santa Ana

    Ribera del Duero

    The 16th-century Iglesia de Santa Ana integrates columns and busts found at the Roman settlement of Clunia into an otherwise baroque design. Although you…

  • Convento de San Pablo

    Ribera del Duero

    This lovely church is notable for its 14th-century Gothic-Mudéjar apse with stunning brick arches. The interior is more simple.