Discover Orense

Orense, a historical crossroad and important city on the banks of the River Miño. Its cuisine, millennia-old history and festivities make this Galician city a must.

Orense is known as a lively, modern city that has managed to combine its dynamic history with a stunning culture and pace of life that are envied by many.

Built around the River Miño, the longest river in north-western Spain, this city reached its peak during the Roman period, thanks to the large gold reserves in the area that made it an important trading hub.

Check our cheap trips to Orense and discover hot springs and natural pools that will make you forget any worries and cares. The most famous ones include Las Burgas, hot springs in the middle of the city, and Las Pozas de Melón, outside the city, home to a series of waterfalls and pools of crystal clear waters that are perfect for relaxing and taking a refreshing dip in the summer. Another destination you’ll want to see are the hot springs of Prexigueiro, which have all kinds of services, so you just have to sit back and relax after a nice swim in its warm waters.

If you’re interested in enjoying some history on one of your trips to Orense, you can visit the medieval bridge. You’re sure to be amazed by the history of its arches that have watched the waters of the Miño go by for centuries; some of the stone blocks have been around since Roman times.

You’ll also want to visit Catedral de San Martín de Orense, a cathedral with over nine centuries of history, declared a site of cultural interest. Considered one of the most important works of the Middle Ages in Galicia, its unique mix of styles is sure to leave you speechless.

You’ll also find package deals to Orense that include trips to nearby destinations. If you fancy the trip, Portugal is just 55 minutes’ drive away, and Santiago de Compostela, just over an hour.

Its blend of history, cuisine and strategic location make Orense the perfect destination that has something for everyone. Don't take our word for it, discover it for yourself!

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