Tui Cathedral

Tui, Spain

Construction of the Tui Cathedral began in 1120, but it was not consecrated until 1225 under the reign of Alfonso IX. It looks like a fortress because of its crenellated towers. Its structure is clearly Romanesque and later diverse decorative Gothic elements were added. From the Romanesque period there are the capitals that top the interior columns, and from the Gothic period there is the portico of the main entrance.

The main chapel located in the choir was completed in 1699 by Castro Canseco. The interior has a large prominent retablo de la Expectacion, and a large altar of relics in the Chapel of the Relics.


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Plaza San Fernando s/n, Tui, Spain
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Founded: 1120-1225
Category: Religious sites in Spain


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zia uddin (2 years ago)
Ve Rena (2 years ago)
Don't miss out on the garden. If the door is closed (glass, right side of the cathedral, in the back) ask for it to be opened: From there you have a fantastic view over Valença.
Oleg Naumov (2 years ago)
Cathedral Santa Maria de Tui, founded in 1185 and consecrated in 1225. That's why this fortified cathedral on the border of Spain and Portugal has late Romanesque and early Gothic appearance. Although construction had been totally accomplished only in the end of XVII century. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light and tripod. Cathedral has small museum of Sacred Art. Admission to Cathedral is free but any donation is welcomed and highly appreciated. You need buy the ticket to enter Museum.
Deb Jackson (3 years ago)
Beautiful. We left a painted stone there at the entrance. Please photograph it if you see it. It has Coromandel NZ written on it. Put it on a pillar.
Marcin Pradzynski (3 years ago)
Beautiful Cathedral, €4 per entrence for adults, children under 12 can go in for free. You get a audio headphone with info about the place. Plenty of old sacred relics to see. And of course the panoramic view over the river which is absolutely breathtaking.
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