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Tui
Travel Guide

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.

Motel Trebol
Motel Trebol
2 out of 5
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Situated in Tui, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Monte Aloia National Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Porta do Arco and Church of San Telmo. Porta dos ...
4.2/5Excellent! (22 reviews)
"Precio calidad muy bien. Todo muy limpio. Lo recomiendo."

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2020

Motel Trebol
Aloia Nature Alojamiento Forestal
Aloia Nature Alojamiento Forestal
3 out of 5
Pazos de Reis, Frinxo s/n, Tui, Galicia
The price is £78 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Situated in Tui, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Monte Aloia National Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Porta do Arco and Tui Cathedral. Church of San Telmo ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"It was an excellent stay, and i would recommend this lovely lodge to everyone i know that will be travelling that way...."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019

Aloia Nature Alojamiento Forestal
Hotel Alfonso I
Hotel Alfonso I
3 out of 5
The price is £123 per night from 11 May to 11 May
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Porta do Arco and within 6 miles (10 km) of Monte Aloia National Park and Church of San Telmo. Porta ...
4.2/5Very Good! (60 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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Cerquido Village
Cerquido Village
4 out of 5
Bouça de Abade, Estorãos, Ponte de Lima
Situated in the mountains, this country house is 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from Parque do Arnado, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Church of Santa Marta de Portuzelo and Chapel ...
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Prazer da Natureza Resort & SPA
Prazer da Natureza Resort & SPA
4 out of 5
Estrada do Funchal, 989, Vilar de Mouros, Caminha
The price is £87 per night from 11 May to 11 May
Located on the riverfront, this family-friendly villa is within 6 mi (10 km) of Caminha Igreja Matriz, Vila Nova de Cerveira Castle and Moledo do Minho Beach. ...
3.9/5Very Good! (16 reviews)
"The most disgraceful visit I have ever had. Personnel was quite unhelpful and discriminatory (they took care of locals who spoke the language when they made us wait until 3:00 pm to check in). Noisy since they had quite a few families with loud children; they spoke with loud shouts until well into ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2018

Prazer da Natureza Resort & SPA
 Parque de Campismo Orbitur Caminha
Parque de Campismo Orbitur Caminha
2 out of 5
Mata do Camarido, E.N. 13, Km 90, Caminha
The price is £67 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Situated near the beach, this campsite is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Caminha Igreja Matriz and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Moledo do Minho Beach. Praia A Armona and Praia da ...
4.1/5Very Good! (18 reviews)
"What a beautiful little campsite, really friendly staff , well equipped chalet . We really enjoyed our stay. It was so peaceful and the bed was really comfortable indeed."

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2020

Parque de Campismo Orbitur Caminha
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