Things to see and do - Ourense
Unmissable tourist sites
Ourense Travel guide
Ourense : Michelin's recommendations
Since Antiquity, Ourense has been famous for its thermal waters (65°C) which emerge from three abundant springs, known as Las Burgas. The town has retained a Roman bridge from that period, rebuilt in the 13C to facilitate the passage of pilgrims to Santiago. Although today it is an important commercial centre with many modern buildings, the town also boasts an old quarter huddled around its cathedral.
Tourist attractions Ourense : Things to see and do
Emilia Pardo Bazán, s/n E - 32004 Ourense
Gracious and elegant 14C cloister with Gothic arcade on thin twin columns; the decor of diamond points and foliage is refined. Some capitals are decorated with hunt scenes or people.
pl. del Trigo 1 E - 32005 Ourense
This 12 and 13C building was constantly re-designed. The interior is well defined and the Pórtico del Paraíso copies the Portal of Glory at Compostel with its three marvellously sculpted arches.
E - 32004 Ourense
Isolated in the Arenteiro Valley, this grandiose Cisercian monastery was founded in the mid-12C by Alfonso VII. The name is a reminder of the wild bears that used to roam this area but it is also known as the Escurial of Galicia. The monastery has a ..
Curros Enríquez, I E - 32003 Ourense
The GH San Martín is in the commercial, cultural and leisure centre of Ourense. The hotel has a café-bar and a nice terrace. All rooms at the GH San Martín have a minibar. There is air conditioning and a TV with free internet. Some rooms have city v..
Hermanos Villar, 19 E - 32005 Ourense
Dating from 1941, Hotel Zarampallo is set in the centre of Ourense and less than 5 minutes’ walk from the main square. It offers free Wi-Fi and has a 24-hour reception and a restaurant. Each outward-facing room at Hotel Zarampallo has simple, lightl..
Hermanos VIllar, 15 E - 32005 Ourense
Hotel Irixo is located in Ourense’s old town, 200 metres from the Cathedral and 5 minutes’ walk from Las Burgas Thermal Springs. It offers a 24-hour front desk and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms at this hotel feature plenty of natural light and come w..
pl. de San Cosme 2 E - 32005 Ourense
Classical-regional decoration that is a little sombre, in an old, stone building. It offers a cuisine based on local produce that is simply presented.
Julio Prieto Nespereira 32 E - 32005 Ourense
A married couple, with him at the stoves, hold the reins of this establishment. It has two, rustic-style dining areas where a traditional menu is provided.
Valle Inclán 5 E - 32003 Ourense
This fresh and contemporary restaurant is an option for those keen to experience its 'Art Nova' concept with a space used to host temporary exhibitions. The young chefs, who are cousins, focus their attention on good value menus featuring dishes with..
Fornos 2 E - 32005 Ourense
Tapas bar well known in the city for its "huevos rotos", or broken eggs, the house specialty. A few tables by the bar and offer a nice selection of wines by the glass.