Catedral De Ourense

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  • Address: Catedral de Ourense, Praza do Trigo, S/N, 32005 Ourense, Spain
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  • Timings: 11:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +34-988220992
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Cathedral

Catedral De Ourense - Review

Declared as a National monument in 1931, the Ourense Cathedral is a result of eight centuries of construction and altercations. From the time it was founded in 550 A.D till now, it has undergone various changes in its architectural style- ranging from Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-classical to finally incorporate the Latin Cross plan.

  • There are four entrances from four directions into the cathedral. Each of the entrances have intricately designed archivolts with the most striking being the west one, named portico of Paradise.
  • The Portico of Paradise was built by students of Master Mateo. Its three arches have intricately designed sculpture of incidents and events from the Bible, Centaurs fighting Mermaids, Dragons and Harpies.
  • Perhaps its most striking feature is the use of color palettes which were restored in the 18th century from the original Romanesque polychrome.
  • On the outside a huge octagonal lantern tower and a gothic dome from the inside was built somewhere in the 15th century. The dome which is about 200 feet tall, adds a royal feel to the place with its beautifully sculpted statues and walls.
  • The Cathedral also served as the final resting place of its keepers. Among them were Bishop Vasco Perez Marino, Bishop Lorenzo, Don Alonzo Gonzales del Padron to name a few.
  • The crucifix in the cathedral is said to be the most revered in all of Galicia.

Catedral De Ourense Ticket Prices

  • Free admission.

How To reach Catedral De Ourense by Public Transport

  • Nearest Train Station: Ourense San Farancisco.

Restaurants Near Catedral De Ourense

  • Mata lo Bicho
  • Restaurante do Perico

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  • Catedral De Ourense Address: Catedral de Ourense, Praza do Trigo, S/N, 32005 Ourense, Spain
  • Catedral De Ourense Contact Number: +34-988220992
  • Catedral De Ourense Timing: 11:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Catedral De Ourense Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Catedral De Ourense(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Catedral De Ourense: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Ourense include Catedral De Ourense in their plan

  • 78.57% of people start their Catedral De Ourense visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Catedral De Ourense

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Catedral De Ourense

People normally club together Archaeological Museum and Claustro De San Francisco while planning their visit to Catedral De Ourense.

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  • Even if the city is not very beautiful, the Cathedral is marvellous and deserve a stop @Ourense. There is audio guide in 5 languages to enjoy your visit. We loved it! ūüôŹūüŹĽūüíę

  • Beautiful Cathedral in the quaint Old Town of Ourense. The "Paradise Porch" is particularly striking because of the marble carvings of the apostles and was recently restored. There's also a nice statue of Saint James inside close to the entrance as Ourense is a popular pilgrimage route on the Camino de Santiago.The surroundings are nice too as the Old Town is well preserved and vibrant close to the main bars/ restaurants "Las Calles de Los Vinos".

  • Beautiful cathedral! The audio tour was very informative.

  • Stunning! Don't miss the portal, wow!

  • A¬†Catedral de Ourense, diz a lenda, foi mandada construir por um monarca¬†suevochamado¬†Carriarico, que, devido √† doen√ßa de um filho, pediu ajuda a¬†S√£o Martinho de Tourse, em agradecimento, mandou construir um templo no lugar onde se encontra agora a catedral. Foi destru√≠da pelas incurs√Ķes dos¬†mu√ßulmanos, tendo sido reconstru√≠da durante os¬†s√©culos XII¬†e¬†XIII, em plena √©poca do¬†rom√Ęnico. A catedral tem uma planta de cruz latina com tr√™s naves. Na sua forma atual, a constru√ß√£o teve in√≠cio em¬†1160, tendo ficado conclu√≠da em meados do¬†s√©culo XIII. Na entrada principal, orientada a oeste, encontra-se o¬†P√≥rtico do Para√≠so, que se assemelha ao¬†P√≥rtico da Gl√≥ria¬†da¬†Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, e que, juntamente com ele, representam os melhores conjuntos escult√≥ricos das catedrais galegas. Este p√≥rtico, √† imagem do compostelano, n√£o seria um p√≥rtico com uma funcionalidade de acesso ao templo, sen√£o que, pela sua posi√ß√£o, tratar-se-ia de um n√°rtice miradouro, que n√£o se tornar√° em portada de acesso no caso ourens√£o at√© meados do¬†s√©culo XX. Entre¬†1499¬†e¬†1505, construiu-se por¬†Rodrigo de Badajoz¬†o zimb√≥rio que coroa o cruzeiro com planta octogonal. Das diferentes capelas que tem a catedral, a mais importante √© a do Santo Cristo, com uma imagem muito venerada pelos cat√≥licos da cidade, √† qual, diz a lenda, cresce o cabelo. Na catedral, tamb√©m se encontra o¬†Museu Catedral√≠cio, onde √© custodiado o conhecido como o "Tesouro de S√£o Rosendo". Entre as pe√ßas que o comp√Ķem, destaca o chamado¬†B√°culo de S√£o Rosendo.

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