Photo of Tui

Visit Tui

Tui is the in the province of Pontevedra in the Galicia region of Spain. Tui has been classified as a Historic-Artistic site of Spain.

Tui sits on the bank of the river Minho across the water from Portugal.

Explore Tui

Tui sits above the river Minho opposite the town of Valenca de Minho on the other side of the river Mino in Portugal. There is an iron bridge crossing the river here which was designed by Eiffel. There is no passport control and so you can just drive or walk across.

Tui's streets wind up towards its hilltop cathedral, once part of Tui's defences from the Portugese. Regular skirmishes between the two countries took place throughout the middle ages and the 13th century cathedral has defensive towers and battlements!

The cathedral has both Romanesque and Gothic elements. Its structure is Romanesque and decorative Gothic features, including the portico of the main entrance, were added later.

The nearby Iglesia de San Telmo is in Baroque style and the Gothic Iglesia de Santo Domingo has some attractive cloisters worth visiting. The church of San Bartolome is Romanesque in style.

The main square of Tui has a Tourist Information office and has some attractive typically Galician buildings as well as a bandstand.

There is an archeology museum in Tui and a diocesan museum with religious artefacts. The diocesan museum is housed in an old hospital for pilgrims and has a lovely Baroque courtyard.

Tui is on the Portugese route of the Camino de Compostela, the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela.

Where to visit nearby?

The nearby Aloia mountain is part of a nature reserve and the mountain offers great views over the Vigo estuary. The river Vigo flows into the river Mino which is the river running alongside Tui.

Tui is close to the coastal town of Baiona where Christopher Columbus landed when he came home after discovering the New World. There is a full scale replica of his ship here.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Pontevedra guide and the Galicia guide.

See also: 

Map of Tui and places to visit


Tui places to visit



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Baiona guide


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Vigo guide
A Guarda

A Guarda

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A Guarda guide


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Combarro guide


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Pontevedra guide

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