Ourense Roman Bridge, Cathedral and Old Quarter Walking Tour

1218-roman-bridge-ourense-spain-1-lg.jpg Roman Bridge
1218-ourense-plaza-mayor-1-lg.jpg Plaza Mayor
1218-cathedral-of-ourense-spain-3-lg.jpg Ourense Cathedral
1218-cathedral-of-ourense-spain-lg.jpg Ourense Cathedral - Inside
cathedral-of-ourense-spain-6.jpg Ourense Cathedral - Portico

Half-Day (Duration: 3h30min approx.)


Price from: 40.00 euros

Half-Day walking tour with a private guide to visit Ourense's Roman Bridge, Pilgrimage Cathedral, Archeology Museum and Old quarter...
  • Qualified official guide and food expert for detailed visit of Ourense
  • Learn the history of Ourense, also known as the thermal baths Capital of Galicia



General Overview

Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Ourense
Duration: Half-Day (Duration: 3h30min approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: City and Village Walks
Group Size: 1 -12 more
Price from: 40.00€


It is possible that the name Ourense has a Celtic origin, since the initial setting was the territory occupied by the thermal waters known As Burgas, even though the town, located on the left margin of the River Miño, has more connection to the Roman Auria.

In relation to this, some archaeological samples of the period are preserved in its Provincial Museum. Part of this building contains an original Roman construction, next to the sewers of Cervantes Street, of the same era, and the so called Puente Viejo or old Roman Bridge, one of the most beautiful and oldest in Europe, which gives access to the city.

The old centre of the city has been named as a whole National Artistic and Historical Monument and it incorporates the principal monuments of Orense, the Cathedral, besides the Plaza Mayor built in the second half of the XII Century, and as the old Episcopal Palace. An example of the Swabian period, and, of the active Medieval social life are the columns in the facade of the Church of Santa Mari­a Madre.

These monuments have been undergoing transformations throughout their history. The Cathedral, a superimposition of Romanesque and Gothic, was not finished until the XVI Century and reconstructed, almost entirely, in the XIX Century. The current Church of Santa Mari­a Madre replaces another Romanesque one, lost for the most part in the XVIII Century.It can be reached by a small staircase from the romantic Magdalena square. The transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic can be appreciated in the cloister of San Francisco, a convent which was rebuilt at the beginning of the XVI Century, on the current site, as a witness to the ecclesiastic fights of the city.

In the historic-civil buildings, stand out the house-palaces of the Boanes family, of the Oca-Valladares and the XVI and XVII arcades, which is the former jail of the Corona, and the ones that are next to the Hierro square, with its Renaissance fountain.

Placed between the Plaza Mayor (Main Square) and the Posio gardens,
with its horse chestnut trees, we can find the Church of the Santisima Trinidad, with an ogival portico and two cylindrical towers which flank the façade.

Ourense is also a place for good restaurants and taverns, which the traveller can find in Cervantes and San Miguel streets, in order to taste the good Ribeiro wine and one of the gastronomic specialities of Galicia, before going shopping in Habana Avenue or El Paseo.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:

  • Meet your Private English-Speaking Official local guide in the lobby of your hotel. If you are not staying in Ourense then you will meet your guide at the tourist office right at the Roman Bridge (Puente Romano).
  • Starting with a walk across the Roman Bridge and viewing all the other Bridges over the River Mino.
  • Then after you will walk around the old quarter and a visit inside the Pilgrimage Cathedral and the Provincial Archeology Museum.
  • Tour will end in the Plaza Mayor, Main Square.
  • We have reserved a table for your lunch either before or after the tour at a recommend restaurant.



Prices and Dates

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(Price per person)


  • English-Speaking Official local guide for the duration of the tour
  • Entrance fees to sites when with guide.
  • (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  • Local Taxes.


  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Tip and Gratuities to your guide (not mandatory but given if you have a good time!)

Pick up

  • Designated meet point in the old quarter of  Ourense (Details as to exact location will be in voucher).
  • Meeting at hotels in city centre within walking distance to starting point.
  • Other locations on request.

Drop off

  • Ends in the old quarter of Ourense (Details as to exact location will be in voucher).

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable





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