Ourense attractions

Cathedral in Ourense

Catedral de San Martiño

The artistic highlight of Ourense's Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, built mainly in the 12th and 13th centuries, is the gilded Santo Cristo chapel, inside the northern entrance. At the west end is the Pórtico do Paraís…
Convent in Ourense

Claustro de San Francisco

The capitals of the 63 arches of the lovely 14th-century Claustro de San Francisco are carved with a fascinating collection of people, animals, imaginary creatures and Galician plants – well worth a visit, and the a…
Hot Springs in Ourense

As Burgas

As Burgas springs, a short walk southwest of Praza Maior, gush out 67°C waters with reputed therapeutic properties and have been used since Roman times. People still fill containers with steaming water from the spou…
Museum in Ourense

Exhibition of Sculptures

Next door to the Claustro de San Francisco is a small but good exhibition of sculptures from Ourense's temporarily closed (since 2002!) archaeological museum.
Notable Building in Ourense

Casa do Concello

The handsome classical facade of the Casa do Concello rises at the foot of the Old Town's largest square, sloping Praza Maior.