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    Cathedral

    by solopes Updated Mar 9, 2014

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    Maybe the first Gothic temple built in all Iberia, this church comes from the 12Th century, initially in Romanic style. The heavy, crenellated walls, are complemented by delicate details in the later built main door. It is, no doubt, the most beautiful monument in Tuy.

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    Santo Domingo

    by solopes Updated Mar 9, 2014

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    The burial place of the local nobles, this Gothic church, has as the most distinguishable details two Baroque retables from the 18th century. It was part on a convent, disappeared with few remains.

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    Across border commerce

    by solopes Updated Dec 31, 2013

    In my first visit to Tuy it was so visible the commerce with Portuguese that I... skipped. In my second visit, things had changed, the differences in prices didn't invite so much the Portuguese (excluding fuel) and I could appreciate the real city.

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    Cathedral. Torre de los Soutomaiores.

    by Oleg_D. Written Aug 19, 2013

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    Torre de los Soutomaiores or the Tower of Soutomaiors received it’s name after the family name of famous and powerful clan of medieval Galicia. That tower is situated at the South-West corner of the cloisters. Some people believe that tower was constructed as the defensive structure against the Moorish raid. In fact it was built in 1408 during the long war between Portugal and Castile started yet in 1385. So, that tower could provide defense from the Portuguese raids to Castilian territory. The battlements of the tower are available for the public visits. You will get extremely lovely views at the cathedral, river Minho and Fortalesa fortress on Portuguese bank from that tower.
    Although admission to cathedral is free, to visit the Cathedral museum, cloisters with the tower and mirador you need to buy a ticket. The price of one ticket is 3 euros. Donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Cathedral and cloisters are open:
    From Monday to Sunday
    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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    Cathedral of Tui. The Cloisters.

    by Oleg_D. Written Aug 16, 2013
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    The cloisters of the Tui Cathedral is the place of harmony and tranquility. It was constructed in the first half of XIII century following the patterns and architectural fashion of Cistercian Gothic. South gallery of the cloisters was reconstructed in 1408 and as the result some new burials and defensive tower known is the Tower of Soutomayor were added. There are also Romanesque Chapter House and Bishop’s palace inside the cloisters.
    Although admission to cathedral is free, to visit the Cathedral museum, cloisters and mirador you need to buy a ticket. The price of one ticket is 3 euros. Donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.

    Cathedral and cloisters are open:
    From Monday to Sunday
    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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    Cathedral of Tui. Interior.

    by Oleg_D. Written Jul 10, 2013
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    Cathedral has three naves with High Altar, Saint James and Saint Peter altars. There are also chapels of San Telmo, Santa Catalina, Santisimo in the cathedral. Organ was made in 1714 in baroque stile. As you can see there are a lot of buttresses in the central nave. That reflects the problem of Romanesque foundation and it’s the contrast with too high load-bearing walls and high Gothic vault. That’s why these buttresses were installed as the measure to prevent the collapse of the walls and cathedral itself.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Admission is free. Although to visit the Cathedral museum, cloisters and mirador you need to buy a ticket. That ticket costs 3 euros. Donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.

    Cathedral is open:
    From Monday to Sunday
    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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    Cathedral of Tui. The Main Portal.

    by Oleg_D. Updated Jul 9, 2013
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    Present Cathedral was built between 1120 and 1170. The main portal was built between 1210 and1225 and this is the real masterpiece of early Galician and Spanish Gothic architecture. The statues of the portal are the oldest of all existent Gothic statues in the Iberian Peninsula. They represent Moses, Isaiah, Saint Peter the Apostle and Saint John the Baptist. On the other Epistle Side are the statues of Prophet Daniel, Jeremiah, Queen of Sheba and King Solomon. There are scenes of Annunciation to the Shepherds, to Mary and to Joseph above the entrance. And on the tympanum above are the scenes with the Adoration of Magi and meeting of Magi with King Herod. As you can see these scenes were originally polychromatic. Unfortunately colors are almost faded away now.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Admission is free. Although to visit the Cathedral museum, cloisters and mirador you need to buy a ticket. That ticket costs 3 euros. Donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.

    Cathedral is open:
    From Monday to Sunday
    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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    Cathedral of Tui

    by Oleg_D. Written Jul 8, 2013
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    Cathedral of Tui dedicated to Santa Maria and was built on the place of the old basilica built yet in V century A.D. That basilica was also build on the foundation of ancient Roman temple and that roman temple replaced Celtic one. Present Cathedral was built between 1120 and 1170 although main portal was built between 1210 and1225. Cathedral was consecrated only in 1225 during the rule of Alfonso IX. Gothic cloisters was built in XIII century too. From the very beginning that cathedral was projected as the typical Romanesque and the floor of the building was planned in form of Latin cross. Although after 1170 the cathedral started its transformation into early gothic.
    Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photos without flash light and tripod.

    Admission is free. Although to visit the Cathedral museum, cloisters and mirador you need to buy a ticket. That ticket costs 3 euros. Donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.

    Cathedral is open:
    From Monday to Sunday
    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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    Main square

    by solopes Updated Sep 2, 2012
    Tuy

    Generally the central square in most European small towns concentrate the best that the city has to show. That is not the case, where the centre is discrete with the highlights dispersed around it. The cathedral, city hall and other are near, but the dominant image if the square is a band stand. And many nice houses around it, we may concede!

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    Glorieta

    by solopes Updated Sep 2, 2012
    Glorieta de Vigo - Tuy

    At the entrance of Trancoso gardens, in Paseo de la Corredora there's a statue known as "Glorieta de Vigo" I don't know why. It was made by Juan Oliveira, the creator of a famous statue located in Plaza de España... Vigo. That may be the reason, but the real name of the statue is Monument to the Wild Horse.

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    Iglesia de Santo Domingo

    by bambino36 Updated Dec 6, 2004
    Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Tuy

    This gothic style church was built in the 14th century by the riverside, in a place called Rastrillo, honoring the patron saint of the city.
    Behind the church we can also admire the beauty of the river Minho and have a long and relaxing walk through the paseo fluvial

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    The river

    by bambino36 Written Dec 5, 2004
    River Minho, Tuy

    The river is part of the city's history and live. Since many centuries this same river was the barrier between portuguese Minho and spanish Galicia. Today it's this same river that unites these two regions

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    Cathedral - Torreon de los SotoMaior

    by bambino36 Written Oct 5, 2004

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    Torreon de los SotoMaior, Tuy

    Frequent raids by warriors occasioned the conversion of the cathedral into a fortress.
    Through the cloister it's possible to access this tower. From the tower we can have a great view over the river Minho and the portuguese town of Valença.

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    Santa Maria de Tuy Cathedral

    by bambino36 Updated Oct 5, 2004

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    Santa Maria de Tuy Cathedral, Tuy

    The Santa Maria Cathedral is artistic richness of the city of Tuy. It lies on top of the highest point of the city, maintaining a fortress look with dungeons.
    Dating back from the 12th century it's plant is of romanesque style.
    For 2.5€ it's possible to visit the Cathedral and it's annexes.

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    Army's square

    by solopes Updated Mar 9, 2014

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    Tuy - Spain

    One of the most interesting points in Tuy is this small square, with granite dominating everything, from the surrounding facades to the pavement, with evidence to a cross and its protection.

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