What to do and see in Penafiel, Portugal: The Best Places and Tips

December 9, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Penafiel (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɨnɐfiˈɛɫ] or [ˌpenɐfiˈɛɫ]) is a municipality and former bishopric (now a Latin Catholic titular see) in the northern Portuguese district of Porto. Capital of the Tâmega Subregion, the population was 72,265 in 2011, in an area of 212.24 square kilometres (81.95 sq mi).
Restaurants in Penafiel

1. Quinta da Aveleda

N0 2 Rua da Aveleda, Penafiel 4560-570, Portugal +351 255 718 200
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4.5 based on 230 reviews

Quinta da Aveleda

Reviewed By portlandia09 - Portland, Oregon

We toured Avelada Vineyard and thoroughly enjoyed the estate, the history and the friendly tour-guide, Renata. This estate has been producing wines for more than 300 years and now produce their own cheeses. At the end of the tour we sampled several of the white wines including a very nice reserve, along with their cheeses.
This is a "must visit" if you go to the Douro River valley. The scenery and Gardens are picturesque and on a sunny day, this visit will certainly please everyone.
Shopping in their store afterward is a treat as their prices on their wines, cheeses and ports are very reasonable as well.

2. Santuario do Sameiro

Alameda do Sameiro, Penafiel 4560-492, Portugal +351 253 603 629
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4.5 based on 131 reviews

Santuario do Sameiro

Reviewed By Ana B - Porto, Portugal

The surrounding garden is interesting and the views of the city are very good. But I didn't like the building, it's romantic architecture influenced by successive later works didn't convince me. And I couldn't see inside, because it was closed.

3. Museu Municipal de Penafiel

Rua do Paco, Penafiel 4560-485, Portugal
Excellent
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Museu Municipal de Penafiel

Reviewed By Ana B - Porto, Portugal

The place was empty, no one was visiting. But as soon as I entered the building I felt this was a different one. Not only because of the Exhibitions, but specially because of the building. Soon I realize it was drawn by an architect, a good one, Fernando Távora (Álvaro Siza was his intern)! The exhibition project is also very good, and it has really good pieces in the museum (5 rooms: identity, territory, archeology, trades, earth and water), it's definitely worth the visit. And it's only 2€

4. Magikland

Rua da Quinta de Santo Antonio, Penafiel 4560-636, Portugal +351 255 712 357
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3.5 based on 197 reviews

Magikland

Reviewed By MiguelC0 - Porto, Portugal

Great fun for the kids for a complete day. the kids can go in a lot of fun rides. they have also a small swiming pool to relax.the only problem is that the park get crowded and you can´t enjoy it so much, too many people... they need to improve on puting more atractions or a limit on the people getting in.

5. Jardim do Sameiro (Parque Zeferino de Oliveira)

Penafiel, Portugal
Excellent
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4 based on 20 reviews

Jardim do Sameiro (Parque Zeferino de Oliveira)

Reviewed By raquelcoelho - Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam

It's quiet and green. Just the perfect spot to chill out and read a book, or hold hands with your loved one :)

6. Castro of Monte Mozinho

Oldroes, Penafiel 4575, Portugal
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4 based on 9 reviews

Castro of Monte Mozinho

Reviewed By spacesis - Porto District, Portugal

優れた高速力を持ち、その外見から「銀河系最速のガラクタ」と呼ばれたハン・ソロの宇宙船Milleniium Falconはエピソード7「フォースの覚醒」で埃に埋もれて姿を現すのですが、これが上空から見るとPenafiel(ぺナフィエル)のMonte Mozinho山頂にある「Cidade Morta(死んだ町)」とそっくりだと言われています。
Penafielはポルトから車で40分ほど。
カストロ(Castro)を少し説明すると、元は古代ローマ以前の青銅器時代から鉄器時代にケルト人によって造られた避難用の村で、周辺を見渡すことができる小高い丘の頂上に見られます。
カストロ の周囲には、ケルト人以前の文化の遺物であるメンヒルやドルメンのような青銅器時代の巨石記念物が多く見られます。
土や石や木材でできた防壁がめぐらされています。また、カストロには湧き水や渓流の水源があり、住居は円形に並んでおり、草葺屋根をかけています。カストロの大きさは直径数十メートルから数百メートルまでと、大小さまざま。
Castro de Monte Mozinhoが最初に発掘されたのは1943年です。再発掘は1974年に再会され現在に至ります。随分長いこと放置されたのは、国にお金がなかったのか、古代遺跡発掘に興味がなかったのか。
一世紀から中世まで人が住む、競技やアセンブリが行われ、マーケットもあったとされています。

7. Church of Saint Genesius of Boelhe

Largo da Igreja | Boelhe, Penafiel 4575-102, Portugal +351 255 810 706
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4 based on 2 reviews

Church of Saint Genesius of Boelhe

The Church of Boelhe, built between the mid and late 13th century, stands out for being one of the most accomplished decorative expressions of the rural Romanesque style. In the north facade, the corbels show a significant variety of motifs, from bull heads to men carrying stones. This church is part of the Route of the Romanesque.

Reviewed By Amazon122s - Santa Comba Dao, Portugal

This is a small church from the 12th century or early time of the Monarchy, it has a Romanesque architecture, and is usually attributed to its construction to the queen Mafalda de Saboia, wife of D. Afonso Henriques. In the beginning, the Abbey of Boelhe was owned by the monks of Vila Boa do Bispo, they got this right of presentation of said Abbey. The church has been classified as National Monument in the year 1927. The building has suffered in the year 1950 of a restoration intervention this on behalf and initiative of the Directorate General of National Buildings and Monuments. And as most of the monuments in Portugal it was closed.

8. Memorial of Ermida

Penafiel 4560-173, Portugal +351 255 810 706
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4 based on 1 reviews

Memorial of Ermida

The Memorial of Ermida is a type of monument of which there are only six examples left in the entire Portugal. These monuments are associated either with burial places, or with the evocation of someone's memory, or even with the passage of funeral processions. Legend has it that this was one of the stops of the procession that carried the body of D. Mafalda - the granddaughter of king D. Afonso Henriques - to the monastery of Arouca. This Memorial is part of the Route of the Romanesque.

Reviewed By chickandbeast - Durham, Canada

Memorial of Ermida is a memorial park in Northern Portugal it is a national memorial dating back to 1910. Free of charge to visit and open 24 hours a day.

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