Monumental Route (Basic)

If you don't have much time, this is a short walk through Ourense's Historic Centre to discover the essential monuments.

Two thousand years of history can be felt in Ourense’s monumental architecture, a range of buildings that invite you to travel in time: to Medieval Ourense, Renaissance Ourense, Baroque Ourense, Modernist Ourense … and much earlier, to the Roman and Pre-Roman city, famous for river Minho’s gold of and the hot waters of As Burgas.

If you would like to discover but you don’t have much time, we suggest a basic and comfortable route focused only on the Historic Centre, with ten essential landmarks that you can’t miss.

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As Burgas
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Main Square
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Archaelogical Museum – Former Bishop’s Palace
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Church of Holy Mary, Mother of God
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Magdalene Square
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Wheat Square
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Municipal Museum
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St. Martin’s Cathedral
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St Euphemia’s Church
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Oca-Valladares Palace

As Burgas

Main Square

Archaelogical Museum – Former Bishop’s Palace

Church of Holy Mary, Mother of God

Magdalene Square

Wheat Square

Municipal Museum

St. Martin’s Cathedral

St Euphemia’s Church

Oca-Valladares Palace

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The origin of Ourense is related to these ancient sources flowing at more than 60 ° C.

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Centre and heart of monumental Ourense. Its sloping floor, a rarity among Spanish main squares, attracts attention.

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This Historic-Artistic Monument is the most complete example of Romanesque civil architecture in the city.

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Site of the original cathedral of Ourense, from which the columns of the façade remain.

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This square was an old cemetery and still retains the serene and peaceful atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful in the city.

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Old grain market by the Cathedral’s southern façade, surrounded by noble houses.

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Contemporary art in a former Renaissance palace.

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Central monument of Ourense, around which the Historic Centre is articulated. It is the oldest in Galicia, with towers that give it an air of strength.

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Former Jesuit school with a remarkable façade, archetype of Galician Baroque. Its concave shape, used to give greater monumentality, attracts attention.

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It is common that Liceo programmes concerts, exhibitions and other cultural activities. Its café, in the central patio of columns, is a traditional place for social gatherings in the city.