Guided tour of Ourense Cathedral
The main temple of Ourense dates from the second half of the 12th and first half of the 13th century, although some authors place this construction on the remains of the primitive basilica of the Swabian period, an ancient cathedral that was already dedicated to the memory of St. Martin of Tours. The history of the Cathedral is intertwined with the socio-economic circumstances arising from the repopulation around the year 900. It was declared a national monument in 1931 and has had the honours of a Basilica since 1887. Built in the shape of a Latin cross, it has three naves separated by cruciform pillars, bent and pointed arches, impregnated with a transitional Romanesque to Gothic style, with later Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical elements.
What we are going to do?
We will start by walking around the Cathedral and admiring its different façades. We will continue our visit by entering the Cathedral. First, the museum of relics, the Portico of Paradise inspired by the one in Santiago de Compostela and the late Gothic dome with the flamboyant High Altar in the background. And of course, the essential visit to the Baroque chapel of Santo Cristo. After two hours of explanation, the tour will end inside the chapel so that we can voluntarily climb up to the bell tower.
Access to Ourense Cathedral
Guided tour around and inside the Cathedral
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance.
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.