It is the birth place of ‘El Empecinado’ (‘The Stubborn’), hero of the War of Independence. He was the leader of one of the legendary guerrilla groups and repeatedly defeated the Napoleon army. His leading figure is told in detail by Benito Pérez Galdós in the Episodios Nacionales.
The Interpretation Centre of the Village is dedicated to this figure and it can be visited on Saturdays and Sundays.
In the moorlands of Cuchillejo Peak, the Botijas Stream falls down the side. The village has many places of interest:
Designation of origin Ribera del Duero
Routes to carry out in Castrillo de Duero
Castrillo de Duero has natural beauty. The highest peaks of the province are its border: Robleñada (931 m.) and the Cuchillejo (928 m.). The recommended route goes over 8.72 Km, starting at the Plaza Santa María and passing various springs until reaching the summits.
Bodegas Cepa 21, in Castrillo de Duero, is the new project of the emblematic Emilio Moro Family’s. On a small hill, looking out over the vineyards and to the Duero’s river banks, the complex includes a restaurant serving contemporary cuisine.
In the Valladolid town of Castrillo de Duero, Cepa 21 Restaurant is unparalleled fusion of winery and restaurant.