OURENSE has a beautiful historic quarter, a lively tapas scene and stunning thermal baths by the river.

Iconic dish

Caldo Gallego (stew with white beans and pork).

In the city

Visit As Burgas, a hot spring located in the city centre.


Walk and enjoy the green areas along river Minho.

Charge your batteries

Rua Lepanto is the epicentre of the tapas area. This street leads to the cathedral where more options for tapas are available.

Outside the city

 Cañón del Sil a vast river canyon offering breathtaking views, rare bird species & terraced cliffs for grape vines. It can be discovered by boat. 

May events

During the entire month you will be able to visit the wonderful Museo Arqueologico where you will find different treasures and stunning historical and cultural pieces that appeared around the area.

April events

Between the 14th and 21st the entire city celebrates the Holy Week where religion and tradition mix perfectly with culture in stunning parades surrounded Ourense celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Additional information

Ourense is just 90 mins from Santiago de Compostela airport. Well connected from A Coruña and Vigo. We recommend to spend 1 day here.