Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Spain  /  Galicia  /  Province of Ourense  /  Ourense  /  Historic Sites  /  Catedral de Ourense

Catedral de Ourense, Ourense

(340+ reviews on the web)
Church
Ourense Cathedral is located in Ourense in northwestern Spain. Dedicated to St Martin, it was founded in 550. The first structure was restored by Alonso el Casto. The present mainly Gothic building was raised with the support of Bishop Lorenzo in 1220. Its local patroness is Saint Euphemia. There is a silver-plated shrine, and others of St Facundus and St Primitivus. The Christ's Chapel was added in 1567 by Bishop San Francisco Triccio. It contains an image of Christ, which was brought in 1330 from a small church on Cape Finisterre. John the Baptist's Chapel was created in 1468 by the Conde de Benavente. The Portal of Paradise is sculptured and enriched with figures of angels and saints, while the antique cloisters were erected in 1204 by Bishop Ederonio. The Capilla de la Maria Madre was restored in 1722, and connected by the cloisters with the cathedral. The eight canons were called Cardenales, as at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and they alone did services before the altar; this custom was recognised as "immemorial" by Pope Innocent III, in 1209. The cathedral, which has undergone an impressive transition of architectural styles of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical, was built to a Latin Cross plan. It has been a functional basilica since 1887. The cathedral has a crucifix that is held in great reverence all over Galicia.
To visit Catedral de Ourense on your trip to Ourense, use our Ourense trip generator.
Source
Create a full Ourense itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ourense

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Ourense by other users

22 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Spain & London BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Spain & Lourdes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Valenca & Galicia BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is not the best-known Spanish cathedrals, but you don't have much to raise them. Your visit will not disappoint.
    View original
  • Catedral de Ourense, magnificent e e unha great unknown. This bent, back da Compostela Cathedral, but nothing detract from a great reference do camiño. Vast Romanesque do with blend of Gothic. Vague to Peña conecela.
    View original
  • It was built in the 12th century in late Romanesque style. It has a spectacular Gothic dome over the transept. In the 16th century was reformed the façade West covering the paradise porch than of the style of the Pórtico de la Gloria but polychrome. The chancel with the altarpiece greatest work of Cornelis of Netherlands from the 16th century.
    View original
Google
  • It is a stunning, little-known Cathedral highlight the wonderful dome and the gate of glory with a few sculptures polychrome to envy of other catadrales most famous. They are amazing.
    View original
  • It is a really beautiful Cathedral.
    View original
  • Beautiful night view of the Cathedral. The surroundings make up a beautiful historic centre full of taverns and terraces where to taste the Octopus with a ribeira sacra.
    View original
  • The gate of paradise a visit worth. The chapel of Santo Cristo is impressive and seems to enter you're in another place.
    View original
  • Imperdível. Muita história e muita beleza. Se estiver em Orense, não deixe de visitar.