Castelo de Penela

Castle overlooking the town, where the Church of São Miguel, dating from the 15th century, and a set of anthropomorphic graves from the late Middle Ages stand out. It has a polygonal, irregular shape and is made up of walls and several towers from the 15th and 16th centuries. It preserves the Vila Door and the Betrayal Door, the latter with Moorish influences. This is the second-largest castle on the Mondego defensive line.


Rua do Castelo, 5


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Monuments near Castelo de Penela

Capela de São Lourenço

Chapel dating from the early 19th century, consisting of a single ship. Nowadays, it functions as a funerary chapel.

Capela de Nossa Senhora da Piedade

Simple Chapel dating from the 18th century, the 18th century structure and subsisting a porch of later construction. Emphasis on the small Freestone Bell.

Castelo de Germanelo

Castle built by King Afonso Henriques in the 12th century. Together with the castles of Penela, Soure and Lousã, it was part of the Alfonsian network of fortif…

Chafariz do Espinhal

Fountain dating from 1885, with a rectangular base and two cocks. The structure extends to the sides, forming two stone seats.

Pelourinho de Penela

This pillory has a cylindrical shaft topped by an orb where it is recorded the town’s escutcheons.

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