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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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!more
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.more
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.more
They have traditional cuisine, daily menue from mon- fri for 9,50 Euros
I had Jurelillos en escabeche and another fish as main course.
The white wine served is regional, of tipical taste and good quality.
Their desserts are home made.
This was used by the community to wash the laundry. It's not used anymore but til the 70's they were stil in use. I found many all over Portugal and Spain.
I found several cows along the road to the top of Mount Aloia and nobody was watching them, at least I haven't seen anyone. The road is very winding so the best thing is to drive very carefully.
The Mount Aloia (629 m) it's located near the city of Tui and is a sort of watchtower on the mountain of O Galiñeiro. It was declared Nature Reserve in 1978.It is believed that the first ones to build a settlement here were the celts. Some historians say that this place corresponds to the Medulio mountain, which, according to the legend, witnessed...more
One of most important details in the image of northern villages of Portugal and Spain is the dense use of Granite. Tuy is no exception, and in its historic centre granite is the main element to contribute to the city's image and personality. Facades and pavements provide a very harmonious combination.more