Peralada: castle, winery, resort and more!

When you visit Peralada in the region of Empordà in the Northern part of Catalunya you step back in times. From the firste Iberian fortress, through the Middle Ages to the present day. Visit this beautiful place and the good thing is, it does not have to be a day trip as you can stay here at the 5* Peralada Resort.

As you see in the above picture it is a beautiful area with in the front the new amazing winery, a few steps from the Castle.

Castell de Peralada

The enchanting Peralada Castle, a 14th-century fortress with its two imposing towers, is surrounded by breathtaking gardens designed by François Duvillers. Inside in the Castle Museum you can admire the library, with some one hundred thousand volumes and the private ceramic and glass collection, considered the most important in Spain with more than two thousand five hundred pieces. Also various examples of the porron that is used to drink wine from a distance so it can passed from hand by hand.

But there is more to see like the extensive exhibition of objects in the Wine Museum as well as the room about Hispano-Suiza. This famous Suqué-Mateu automobile company was founded in 1904 by the great-grandfather of the current owners. All of these very different subjects makes a visit to the museum a surprising one.

Casino and Festival Castell Peralada

Within the Castle you will find Casino Peralada en it also hosts the cultural festival during Summer. The Peralada Castle is the place to be during the months of July and August if you want to have a special night at a concert in the garden or small-format opera in the church and cloister. Visit for more info on this festival and programma.

Perelada Winery

A few meters from the Castell is the imposing Perelada winery, designed by the 2017 Pritzker-winning architects, the RCR studio. It is an amazing building integrated into the natural environment and using environmentally friendly energy sources. Because of this it was the first winery in Europe to achieve Leed Gold sustainability certification.

Many people ask me if I do not get bored visiting wineries, like if you visited one you visited all of them. I can honestly say it never bores and every winery is different because of the history (here more than six centuries), their passion and in this case definitely the architecture. For a quick view watch the video below but of course ... you have to visit it yourself!

Gastronomy at Peralada

After a visit to the winery you can have a nice lunch at the Celler 1923 Wine Bar or at the Michelin-starred restaurant, where Chef Javi Martínez reinterprets Catalan cuisine with finesse. This restaurant is located within the Castle.

At Peralada Resort you will find L'Olivera Restaurant by Paco Perez. He and his staff will give you a gastronomic experience combining the best products of the region with top wines in a beautiful setting.  

Peralada Resort with spa & golf

Stay at the luxurious Hotel Peralada 5* with a choice of 54 rooms and 10 suites when discovering this beautiful part of Empordà. The resort has many facilities including a  Wine Spa, where grape and wine-based treatments revitalize your skin and senses.

Peralada Golf offers  a 18-holes golf course (par 71), Pitch & Putt course suitable for types of players and a golf school.

Stay at Peralada Resort?

Do you want to spend a few days or longer at Peralada Resort? Please contact us for a proposal. Also for meetings and incentives.  A stay at Peralada Resort can also be part of a wine tour through Catalunya including Penedès and Priorat!

Watch below video for a second impression of Peralada.