Best Things To Do in Ourense, Spain

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The tourist information centre of Ourense is located in the heart of the city and helps you with maps, travel guides and other necessary information.

  • Ourense Cathedral: Founded in 572 A.D and reconstructed in the 13th century, this Romanesque and Gothic style cathedral is the most important tourist attraction in the city.
  • Ponte Vella: An old Roman bridge with seven arches constructed across the river Mino.
  • The Plaza Mayor: The town centre with arcaded shops and the town hall.
  • Medieval Quarter: 19th century part of the city, now filled with many restaurants and cafes.
  • Santa Eufemia: A Jesuit monastery built in the 17th century.
  • Ourense Thermal Springs: Hot thermal pools with varied temperatures.


  • Bilurico: Bike tours of Ourense with an experienced tour guide. Address: Ribeirino, 5 - bajo 2o, 32001 Ourense, Spain.

Below we have a list of things to do in Ourense and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Ourense getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Ourense with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Ourense

Here is the list of things to do in Ourense and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Termas De Outariz

    4.5 (215 Votes)
    Termas De Outariz

    Water Body, River, Leisure

    Located right on the banks of the river Rio Mino the ‘Termas de Outariz’ are a delight for tourists. With 14 indoor and outdoor thermal pools, it creates a perfect relaxation spot for tired travellers. Taking inspiration from Japanese bathing culture Termas de Outariz aims to create an authentic and beneficial bathing experience to the visitor. The area is divided into two zones na...Read more
  2. Ourense Thermal Springs

    Water Body, Cafe, Architecture

    One of the main attractions in Ourense are its hot springs as the place holds one of the greatest amounts of geothermal water in Europe. There are many such ‘pozas’ around the city where you can have an outdoor bath. Ancient romans instantly realized the medicinal potential of such naturally occurring hot springs and it soon became known to heal physical complications like arthritis...Read more
  3. Catedral De Ourense

    4.4 (219 Votes)
    Catedral De Ourense

    Religious Site, Monument, Cathedral

    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 directio...Read more
  4. Piscina Termal As Burgas

    4.4 (233 Votes)
    Piscina Termal As Burgas

    Water Body, Historical Site, Leisure

    Located in the heart of the city the Thermal pool of Burgas were inaugurated just few years back for the public. It is right next to the historic hot springs of As Burgas. The water flows at a temperature of about 60 Degrees Celsius, while the bath temperature is 37 Degrees Celsius. Its waters are alkaline, litínicas, fluoride, silicate and slightly radioactive. The place also includes a...Read more
  5. Plaza Mayor And Town Hall

    Plaza, Cathedral , Specialty Shop

    The Plaza Mayor is located right at the heart of the city of Ourense, very close to the Cathedral. The Plaza is rectangular in shape and is sloped on one side which makes it quite exceptional among other main squares in Spain. On the south end is located the Town hall which was constructed at the end of 19th century which was the house of bishop once. It still has the old balconies, low portico...Read more
  6. Iglesia De Santa Eufemia

    4.5 (230 Votes)
    Iglesia De Santa Eufemia

    Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    The most significant church in its facade and the second oldest after the Orense Cathedral, it took about a 100 years in the making. It was built in the 17th century by the order of Jesuits. The facade which is constructed in Galician baroque style is particularly striking for its asymmetry and its concave shape. Because of a huge number of houses lined up on either side of the church, the desi...Read more
  7. Claustro De San Francisco


    Formerly located near the Auditorium of Orense this building was moved brick by brick to its current location in San loranzo Park. The 14th century Gothic Cloister of the convent of San Francisco, has a rectangular plan with 63 arches 76 double columns. Declared a National monument in 1923 it also has a fantastic collection of anthropomorphic animals sculpted between arches. The convent was clo...Read more
  8. Praia Da Coba

    Outdoors, Water Body, River

    Located just 1kilometers from Church of Saint Martin of A cova, Praia da Coba is a nice sandy river beach on the backwaters of River mino. Surrounded by lush green scenery the riverbank is an ideal place for a quiet summer evening with friends and loved ones. It has a recreation area and a restaurant, plus a nearby viewpoint with spectacular views over the curve formed by the river.
  9. Monterrey Castle

    Castle, Historical Site

    Aptly named as ‘The Acropolis’, Monterrey castle is the largest of its type in Galicia. Built in 12th century, it played an important role throughout the Portugal-Spanish wars. Having been strategically located right at the edge Spanish border the castle intersects three camino routes. It was also an important stop off point for pilgrims on their way St James’ tomb in Santiago...Read more
  10. Oseira Monastery

    Church, Monastery

    Isolated in the Arenteiro Valley this Trappist monastery is popular with its pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. Declared as a National Monument, Oseira monastery is in existence since 1137. Saint Bernard had sent an order of French monks to the monastery in 1141 and after centuries of maintenance they left in 1835. They returned in 1929 and rebuilt the destroyed portions of the monastery. The...Read more
  11. Old Roman Bridge

    River, Bridge, Historical Site

    The city of Ourense is split in two halves, North and South by the Mino river. There are plenty of bridges which cross the river but the Old Roman Bridge is one among its two most iconic bridges. The other one being the Millennium Bridge. Also known as Puento Romano the bridge was built during the medieval era and rebuilt during the 13th century with its pointed arcs and ramps. For several hund...Read more
  12. Archaeological Museum

    Museum, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    The museum is in one of the oldest functioning buildings in Plaza Mayor namely the Episcopal Palace. The best example of Romanesque civil style, the museum’s collection include pieces dating from Palaeolithic times to the current day. There pre historic exhibitions of stones and carving tools used by Palaeolithic humans. One section explores the Iron-Age hill forts and features an origin...Read more
  13. Millennium Bridge

    River, Bridge

    The city of Ourense is split in two halves, North and South by the Mino river. Out of the many bridges that cross the river, the Millennium Bridge or Puente do Milenio as it is called is starkly beautiful. Opened on 1st September the bridge is about 275 metres long. It was built to solve the problem of transportation across the river and to make the Old Roman Bridge only pedestrian to save the ...Read more
  14. Estatua Del Nexus

    3.9 (11 Votes)
    Estatua Del Nexus Image


    Estatua “del Nexus” is a statue inspired by the death of the replicant Roi. It represents the river Mino on its way through Ourense and at the same time it showcases the union or nexus of the city of Ourense and the neighbourhood of A Ponte. It is a statue made from white stones and carved to perfection. It makes for the perfect filler between the larger attractions on your day out,...Read more
  15. Termas Outariz Gratuitas Cerca


    If you are having a very bad week at your work place and want to spend a nice time someplace else, then visit Termas Outariz Gratuitas Cerca, the spa in Ourense, Spain. The lovely atmosphere and a soothing ambiance engulf this place. This spa has great thermal installations sufficient for your relaxation. There is enough variety of hot springs. The staff is friendly. This place also consists o...Read more