Feel two thousand years of history exploring the Roman city of Ourense, called the “City of Gold” that inspired great artists and writers.
What is a Free Tour?
It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.
Things to do Ourense Free Walking Tour
Join us on this Essential Ourense Free Tour that will take us through different historical eras! We will explore the Roman archaeological remains and its hot springs, which you will not resist touching, we will be immersed in the enigmatic medieval past walking through its narrow streets and appreciating theCathedral of the city.
We will start the walk in the heart of the city where we will find the Burgas, the famous hot springs that have existed since ancient Roman times. We will enter the heart of the city to appreciate the Plaza Mayor. This wide and bright square is one of the largest squares in Europe that has a slightly sloping floor and is also surrounded by the main monuments of the city. Our guide in English will show us the majestic Episcopal Palace built in the 12th century and the medieval Iglesia Santa María Madre, whose façade preserves signs of having been part of the old cathedral of the city. We will discover the secrets of the city. Did you know that the Plaza de Trigo is an old ceramic and cereal market or that the facades of the solemn Cathedral were built at different times? If you are a careful observer, the exterior of the Cathedral will tell you many stories and legends from the past. We will walk through the Alameda, whose gardens and the historical monuments that surround it preserve the atmosphere of the late 19th century. If you continue with us, you will be able to appreciate the jewel of Galician Gothic - the Cloister of San Francisco, whose capitals house mythological beings and animals sculpted in the Gothic style. Finally, the Essential Ourense Free Tour will take us to the famous San Francisco Cemetery, whose mausoleums and tombstones captivated many poets and artists with their beauty.
Highlights to see in Ourense Free Walking Tour
Iglesia de Santa María Nai (Madre)
Plaza del Trigo
Exteriores de la Catedral de San Martiño
Iglesia de Santa Eufemia
Convento y cementerio de San Francisco
Guide in Spanish
Adults and children: free
Availability and starting time
When to book?
You can reserve up to before the activity
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Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Exterior and interior of most named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?