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Visit Tui

Delve into the past in this medieval border town, where characterful narrow lanes comprise the historic center and coats of arms decorate ancient walls.

Sitting on the edge of the Río Miño, with Portugal within view on the far side of the water, the former town of Tui has long held an important position for the Galicians. Learn about the town’s history, wander the atmospheric core and marvel at the fabulous views of the river and the bridge that connects Spain to Portugal.

Note that the city of Tui has stood here for centuries, beginning as a Roman settlement before becoming part of the Galician Kingdom. At various times in its history it has been at war with Portugal. The neighboring states, both of which are in EU countries, are now very much at peace, with free movement allowed between the two.

Stroll along the Paseo Fluvial, a pleasant riverside path leading from Tui, for the best views of the Tui International Bridge. The 19th-century iron bridge, which connects Tui to Valença in Portugal, has two levels: one for trains and another for road traffic.

Wander around the narrow lanes of Tui’s atmospheric Old Town. Look for coats of arms emblazoned upon centuries-old mansions and visit the 12th-century Catedral de Santa Maria, which features a Gothic cloister and gorgeous gardens overlooking the river.

Next to the cathedral, visit the Museo Diocesano. Housed in an attractive 18th-century building that has been used to host both pilgrims and the poor, this museum now showcases various artworks, archaeological artifacts and a collection of garments worn by prisoners during the Spanish Inquisition.

Many visitors use Tui as a base from which to explore the nearby Parque Natural Monte Aloia. Hike along scenic trails to reach panoramic lookout spots on the slopes of the 2,300-foot-tall (700-meter) Monte Aloia.

Find Tui in the Pontevedra region of northwestern Spain. The nearest airport is in Vigo and serves mostly flights from Spain and Portugal as well as seasonal flights from other European cities, including London. Tui-bound buses depart from Vigo and A Guarda.

Top hotels in Tui

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Villa Blanca
Hotel Villa Blanca
2 out of 5
Rua Augusto Gonzalez Besada Numero 5, Rúa Augusto González Besada, 5, Tui
£56
per night
14 Dec-15 Dec

Located in the heart of Tui, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Porta do Arco and Tui Cathedral. Church of San Telmo and Porta dos Ferreiros are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Super-friendly staff, clean and stylish rooms, great breakfast options. Awesome!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019

Hotel Villa Blanca
Hotel Colón Tuy
Hotel Colón Tuy
3 out of 5
£45
per night
19 Dec-20 Dec

Situated in Tui, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Porta do Arco, Tui Cathedral and Porta dos Ferreiros. Church of San Telmo and Monte Aloia National ...

3.5/5Good! (51 reviews)
Good place

"Check in and check out was a bit slow, but might have just been that one employee. Other employees were great and very helpful. Room a bit dated, but clean and good value for money. Wifi only works in lobby (not room)."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2019

Hotel Colón Tuy
Hotel Alfonso I
Hotel Alfonso I
3 out of 5

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Monte Aloia National Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Porta do Arco. Tui Cathedral and Church of ...

4.2/5Excellent! (54 reviews)

"located close to town center and cathedral, also easy access to Camino Santiago via Hotel Shuttle service. Nice an clean hotel with services and amenities"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Hotel Alfonso I

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Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres
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Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres

4.5/5(7 reviews)

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Monte Santa Tecla Celta
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Monte Santa Tecla Celta

Enjoy a stop at Monte Santa Tecla Celta, a landmark worth seeing in A Guarda. While in the area, you can find time to visit its spas.

Castle of Soutomaior
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Castle of Soutomaior

Enjoy a stop at Castle of Soutomaior, a landmark worth seeing in Soutomaior. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.