Hot Springs & Geysers
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- Walked down from town along the spa trail to a set of springs about 2 miles from town (not the close ones that were always busy. Only about a half dozen people there. Bring shower shoes. Different temps in several pools right on the river. Relaxing and beautiful. And this one was free.Written 21 May 2023
- Canon del Sil is the zone, where there is the canyon of Sil River, in Ourense Province, in Galicia Region, in the North of Spain. It is a place, where you can see some wonderful lookouts to see the river, nature, forests l, pathwalks, some monasteries converted in hotels, some churches in ruins or other religious buildings. Really, a zone to go by car and enjoy one or some days. We came here with friends and see the Monastery of San Esteve de Ribas de Sil (a monastery reconverted in a hotel), Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas and Monastery of Santa Cristina (both in ruins, really romantic ruins), a town called Castro Caldelas near the canyon, or some lookouts like Das Escadas, Vilouxe, Columna (wonderful views!), Cabezas or Los Balcones de Madrid. Really a lovely place to go with the family or friends! A top in the region!
(See also Monasterio de San Esteban de Ribas de Sil, Monasterio de San Pedro de Rocas, Monasterio de Santa Cristina and Balcones de Madrid)Written 14 September 2022
- Portico del Paraiso is the main gate to the Cathedral of Ourense, the main religious building in the city located in Galicia Region, in the North of Spain. It is a very nice decorated gate, which you can see, when you go to visit the cathedral. Very beautiful.
(See also Catedral de Ourense, Ponte Romana, Plaza Mayor, Claustro de San Francisco, Puente del Milenio, Iglesia de Santa Eufemia and Museo Arqueoloxico Provincial de Ourense)Written 15 September 2022
- Beautiful old pedestrian bridge - hard on suitcases though if you are walking from the train station (as we were). Excellent views up and down the river. Worth checking it out if you are in town.Written 21 May 2023
- Plaza Mayor is the Main Square of Ourense, the main city in the province, in Galicia Region, in the North of Spain. The main square is the heart of the old town, where all people go. Also, it is a very nice square, where you can see the town hall (Casa do Concello) or some other buildings. Close to the square, there is the Cathedral. A very nice place to walk, see people, eat or drink something in any bar or only enjoy the place. Curiosity: it is an uneven irregular square.
(See also Catedral de Ourense, Claustro de San Francisco, Puente del Milenio, Pórtico del Paraiso, Iglesia de Santa Eufemia and Museo Arqueoloxico Provincial de Ourense)Written 15 September 2022
- Catedral de Ourense is the main religious building located in Ourense, the main city in the homonymous province, in Galicia Region, in the North of Spain. It is a Minor Basilica and it was built between 12 and 13th Centuries in a mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles. It was a big building, which has three towers (one of this unfinished), which you can visit the inner part. Inside you can go up to one of the towers and see very nice views of the main square and the city. Also, it is possible to go to two balconies, from where you can see the square. Very curious, very nice.
(See also Plaza Mayor, Claustro de San Francisco, Puente del Milenio, Pórtico del Paraiso, Iglesia de Santa Eufemia and Museo Arqueoloxico Provincial de Ourense)Written 15 September 2022
- During the summer this is a great place to have ice cream and a cold drink to escape the Andalucian style heat that is characteristic of Ourense. The winter is the best time to stroll along this pedestrianized way, especially around Christmas time. As Ourense is a rather traditional interior city, with a well-entrenched upper class, you still see the older women dressed in their furs and their designer dogs in tow. It is quite a show and takes you back some years when the rich showed everyone they were rich.Written 13 September 2017
- Claustro de San Francisco is the cloister of a monastery and it is located in Ourense, in Galicia Region, in the North of Spain. The cloister was built in a Gothic style during 14th Century, but it has different utilities after confiscation of Mendizabal in 1835. It has some very nice chapiters surrounding the inner part of the cloister, and you can walk in the corridors. Very nice place.
(See also Catedral de Ourense, Ponte Romana, Plaza Mayor, Puente del Milenio, Pórtico del Paraiso, Iglesia de Santa Eufemia and Museo Arqueoloxico Provincial de Ourense)Written 15 September 2022
- Just outside of town and an easy walk from the hotel. The stairs were a bit of a challenge but there were great views. Walked this one twice.Written 21 May 2023
- At the heart of Ourense's historical center, the "Iglesia de Santa Eufemia" will certainly catch your eyes. A good example of jesuit architecture, the Church dates from the 17th century and was built according to the galician baroque style. It housed the former college of the jesuit priests and now is one of the Ourense's many parishes. Check the main altar with its "Cristo de la Esperanza" from the 18th century and do not miss the baroque façade. Enjoy!Written 5 September 2014
- We wanted to visit a Castro site while in Galicia and this was the one closest to where we were staying. We were amazed by the scale of the site and spent several hours in the ruins and in the museum. There was no English translations in the museum and we struggled a bit with the Spanish/Galician. The whole site was very impressive and virtually empty. Ideal if you like to walk around the site and imagine what the place was like 2 millennia ago. The 4 stars is because the cafe was closed and we were in need of a drink and a snack.Written 25 August 2023
- Centro Cultural Marcos Valcarcel is a spectacular building with a beautiful modernist architecture and located in a nice area of the city. This is a must see attraction.Written 24 July 2019
- Very informative. Open on a Sunday afternoon which is always useful in a country where things tend to shut down on the weekend!Written 5 October 2015
- Iglesia de Santo Domingo located in the Old Town is a beautiful church. It is very old and ornate. This is definitively one of the must see attractions in the city.Written 24 July 2019
- It is not that big and not especifically nice, but it offers some cover from the sun in summer. OK to have a rest when you are in the centre of Ourense and it offers a playground for children which is quite spacious and nice.Written 21 May 2017
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