Top Historical Places in Ourense

Are you looking to explore the history of Ourense through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Ourense including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Ourense. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Ourense ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Ourense, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Ourense for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Ourense with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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