Peralada; Culture & Wine

In the heart of the Empordà

Peralada (Perelada) is a medieval village, mainly devoted to viticulture but with a rich cultural heritage. The castle of Peralada houses a casino, and in the summer the ancient music festival “Festival Castell Peralada” is held within the old walls of the castle. A world of entertainment and gastronomy, in a 100% authentic environment.

The castle of Peralada

The castle (14th century) is a symbol of the village, and is the former palace of the Counts of Peralada. It is currently used as a casino, and it also houses a monastery (built in Gothic style) that now houses the castle museum. This museum displays one of the most spectacular private collections in Catalonia, owned by the Suqué-Mateu family.

A visit to the castle museum

An impressive collection of books can be seen in the old library, including around 1000 different editions of Don Quixote. Further on there are beautiful shop windows with, among other things, collections of the Spanish royal family. The walls are decorated with age-old ceramics. The museum also includes a Gothic church and Carme monastery, with collections of sculptures from the Sant Pere de Rodes monastery (El Port de la Selva) and the ancient village of Besalù. For more information, visit the website of the Castle Museum

Tasting in the wine museum

The old winery is now a museum, with an exhibition of more than 750 objects related to the wine culture in Peralada. The active winery is also open to the public, here you can follow the process of making the famous Peralada (Catalan: Perelada) wine & cava, … and taste! Read more about the Peralada Wine

Golf & Spa in Peralada

Peralada Golf is located on the outskirts of the village; a luxury 18-hole golf club with its own Hotel, Wine & Spa. A unique experience to play golf on one of the best courses of the Costa Brava, in a beautiful Mediterranean landscape. Visit the website of Golfclub Peralada

Night out?

The Casino Peralada offers a world of entertainment that combines gastronomy, games of chance, live music and shows in a 100% authentic environment.

In addition to all conceivable gaming tables, slot machines and poker tournaments, the casino offers no fewer than 6 different catering establishments: Castell Peralada Restaurant, Snack Del Casino, Patí del les Hores, Grill Del Celler, Slot Bar and La Parilla. More information on the website of the Casino Peralada.

Summer festival Peralada

In the summer months of July & August the international music festival “Festival Castell Peralada” is held within the old walls of the castle. This famous dance music and culture festival offers top international artists and attracts visitors from all over the world. Information & tickets on the Festival Peralada website.

On holiday to the Costa Brava?