Ourense Tourism

Ourense is a historical city in Galicia and the capital of the same named province. Though the city is not high on tourism, it has its own lively spirit with scenic beauties everywhere in the sight that will enthral you once you enter.

The origin of the city traces back to the Roman period when the town was fortified in order to get across the Miño River. The town was an amalgamated Suebi (Suevi) kingdom until it was destroyed by the Moors in 716. After more than 150 years, the city was rebuilt by Alfonso III of Asturias. In the recent years, the city has been concentrating on the tourism industry by constructing parks, bridges, fountains and several other sightseeing places.

The itineraries of Ourense include splendid landscapes and fascinating hot water springs. In addition to the Río Miño (the major river), there are three other rivers that flow through this charming little city. The town boasts about the well-constructed ancient town and its architectural mastery which involves a number of bridges including Ponte Vella, the historical monuments, religious buildings, cathedrals and a number of beautiful places to see.

Set your trip planners with loads of fun filled activities to do at Ourense, like hitting the bustling tapas centres, picnicking in the outskirts of the oak and pine forests situated around the town and have a bath in their thermal water springs. With peculiar experiences to offer, Ourense is a place worth mentioning in your vacation planner.

Essential travel information and Ourense tips for your visit

  • While you’re planning your trip, do make a reminder to pack your swimwear because the trip to Ourense is incomplete without thermal water baths.
  • Also, prepare yourselves for extreme weather conditions. So, carry suitable weather gear depending on the month you plan to travel.
  • Don’t forget to carry a sunblock during summers as Ourense is one of those places with scorching heat.
  • Know the pollution level of Ourense before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 94.44 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ourense

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.86 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.63 USD

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