Ourense is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Ourense one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Ourense is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Ourense or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Ourense. Explore the historical monuments of Ourense with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Ourense guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Ourense page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Ourense landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Ourense.
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Catedral de Ourense, Praza do Trigo, S/N, 32005 Ourense, Spain
11:30 am - 07:30 pm
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 pla...
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Rua Burgas, 16I, 32005 Ourense, Spain
09:00 am - 11:00 pm
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 ...
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Plaza Mayor, 1, 32005 Ourense, Spain
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 on...
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Lamas Carvajal Street 11, 32005 Ourense (Galicia)
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 ...
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Praza Maior, 1, 32005 Ourense, Spain
11:00 am - 08:00 pm
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 anima...
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32003 Orense, Ourense
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 wi...
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De Verin,32618 Monterrei, Ourense (Galicia)
10:30 am - 07:00 pm
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 pilgrim...
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Plaza Maior, s/n, 32005 Orense, Ourense (Galicia)
09:30 am - 10:00 pm
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...