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Tui is the in the province of Pontevedra in the Galicia region 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 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 nearby Iglesia de San Telmo is in Baroque style and the Gothic Iglesia de Santo Domingo has some attractive cloisters worth visiting.

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

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

Where to visit nearby?

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.

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Map of Tui and places to visit

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Tui places to visit

Baiona

Baiona

Baiona is where Christopher Columbus landed here after voyaging to the New World. An exact replica of th Pinta, Christopher Columbus' ship is in the harbour.

Baiona guide
Vigo

Vigo

Vigo is Galicia's largest town but with a pleasant old town and some good beaches it makes a good base for exploring.

Vigo guide
A Guarda

A Guarda

A Guarda is home to the remains of a Celtic settlement which can be seen here.

A Guarda guide
Combarro

Combarro

Combarro is famous for its large collection of horreos (grain silos) lining the waterfront.

Combarro guide
Pontevedra

Pontevedra

Pontevedra is a lovely town with cobbled alleys, colonnaded squares, masses of flowers and even a very welcoming night out in one of the tapas bars.

Pontevedra guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Galicia

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