Visit to Gelida Castle
Visit to Gelida Castle and the spectacular views of the Penedès
Gelida Castle is a unique architectural work located in the Ordal mountain chain, in a space delimited between the torrents of Cantillepa and Sant Miquel.
Of great historical richness, this castle separated two territories and is a clear example of the passage of time in the Penedès, as it shows the traces of many works carried out over almost a thousand years. It has now become one of the most popular tourist spots in the municipality of Gelida.
What curiosities does this castle contain?
- Its external structure has reflected the historical processes it has undergone over the years.
- Plaça del Pedró: Although at present we only find a large esplanade, in the past it was a very fortified covered space, with a chapel, a terraced building and also had a courtyard. All this was built for the noble people.
- Cemetery: Located around the church, it has tombs from the tenth and eleventh centuries.
- Tower: It was created with the intention of defending the castle, but at the end of the 14th century it was transformed into a noble site of the castle.
LOCATION: Camí Castell - Gelida
GUIDED TOUR HOURS: Every day except Monday at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. More information here.
Discover more curiosities about Gelida Castle by visiting it and complete a day in the Penedès by going up to the Gelida Funicular, a transport that has become one of the most endearing in Catalonia.