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.
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
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 faÃ§ade of the
Church of Santa MarÃa Madre.
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 MarÃa 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
Placed between the Plaza Mayor (Main
Square) and the Posio gardens,
with its horse chestnut trees, is located
the Church of the SantÃsima Trinidad, with
an ogival portico and two cylindrical towers
which flank the faÃ§ade.
Orense 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
Day by day itinerary
OURENSE - A WALK OVER THE ROMAN BRIDGE AND THRU THE OLD QUARTER - Meet your Private English-Speaking Official local guide in the lobby of your hotel. If you are not staying in Ourense then you 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 you lunch either before or after the tour at a recommend restaurant. LR
END OF PRIVATE TOUR SERVICES
THE TOUR INCLUDES: - English Speaking Official Local Guide specializing in Galicia`s history, cuisine, wines, etc...
- (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine Galicia Cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
- Local Taxes
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE: - Entrance fees not included
- Transfers not specified in the itinerary
- Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
- Beverages not specified in selected meals
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Laundry Expenses
- Telephone & Facsimile charges
- Excess Baggage charges
- Passport & Visa fees
- Personal & Travel Insurance
- Airport & Departure Taxes
- Optional excursions
- Room Service
- Tip and Gratuities to Local guide
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