What to see in Ourense

What to see in Ourense

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What to see in Ourense

Are you thinking of visiting Ourense and you are not sure what you can see in this area?

Here are the main points not to be missed.

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Church of Santa Maria Madre

The Church of Santa Maria Madre is one of the places you can’t miss. It is an ancient cathedral with a baroque façade with columns and capitals from the 5th century, full of history and great beauty.

Trigo Square

If you start a route through the old town, you can make a first stop at the Plaza de San Marcial and then take the Rua Hernán Cortés and end at the Plaza del Trigo. In this area there are points of unique beauty such as the Casa de los Temes.

San Martiño Cathedral

On the other hand, the Cathedral of San Martiño, dating from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, is another of the points that you can not miss in Ourense. It is a building more than eight centuries old, among which its imposing late Gothic dome and the doors of the South, North and West zones stand out.

Mention must also be made of the interior area where you can find several rooms and monuments, including the Chapel of the Holy Christ, the Portico of Paradise and the Cathedral Museum, among others.

The source of As Burgas

Claustro de San Francisco

On the other hand, the Cloister of San Francisco is one of the most relevant in Galicia and an essential place to see in Ourense.

It is a cloister that belongs to the old Franciscan convent, of Romanesque-Gothic style of the XIV century and that stands out for its excellent preservation and for having no less than 63 stone arches that are supported on
double columns.

Eironciño dos Cabaleiros Square

For its part, the Eironciño dos Cabaleiros square is another unique location where you can also enjoy a good time of tapas. Originally this square was part of the old aristocratic neighborhood and here Galician intellectuals of the twentieth century met.

Chavasqueira Hot Springs

The Termas de Chavasqueira is a thermal complex located on the banks of the river, which gives access to the outdoor pools that can reach temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius. In addition, if you have some time during your visit you can go from the banks of the Miño to the Termas de Outariz.

As Burgas

As Burgas is also a hot springs and, in particular, is considered the most emblematic in Ourense. Its origins are Roman and it has three parts: a neoclassical fountain, a central pool, and the archaeological area with a pool-sanctuary from the 1st century AD.


Undoubtedly, if we talk about one of the most beautiful villages of Ourense, we talk about Allariz. In its streets there are points that you can not miss such as the ancient churches of Santo Estevo and Santiago, stroll through its cobbled streets and along the banks of the Arnoia until you reach the Romanesque bridge of Vilanova.

Its gastronomy

Finally, nothing like tasting the best gastronomy of the area in the historic center of Ourense.