Penyafort Castle

Penyafort Castle, the gateway to the Foix Natural Park.

Penyafort Castle is located to the south of the town of Santa Margarida i els Monjos, next to the river Foix and very close to a number of factories.

It is an architectural complex dating from the 11th century that includes elements of different building styles. At first it was a defensive tower, the old fortified mansion of Peñafort, later the order of the Dominicans founded a monastery and a church and, finally, it became the building we can see today, a monument representative of the leisure spots of the Catalan industrial bourgeoisie of the late nineteenth century.
The exceptionally large complex has a large courtyard in front of the main façade, a church with a single nave and six side chapels, a circular tower and the monastery rooms typical of this type of castle.

Visit Penyafort Castle and discover the daily life of the authentic Catalan industrial bourgeoisie.


  • Free parking
Santa Margarida i els Monjos
+34 938 186 128
+34 669 28 75 39
Advance booking: 
Opening times: 

Opening hours of the Penyafort Castle Information Center:

  • Open Saturdays, Sundays, bank holidays and extended bank holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Schedule of guided tours of the castle:

  • Sundays at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
  • Guided tours for private groups are also available on an agreed date and time.
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