Experience the mountains, cathedral, and history in Tui!

Sitting on the edge of the Río Miño, with Portugal within view on the far side of the water, the former town of Tui has long held an important position for the Galicians. Learn about the town’s history, wander the atmospheric core and marvel at the fabulous views of the river and the bridge that connects Spain to Portugal.

Note that the city of Tui has stood here for centuries, beginning as a Roman settlement before becoming part of the Galician Kingdom. At various times in its history it has been at war with Portugal. The neighboring states, both of which are in EU countries, are now very much at peace, with free movement allowed between the two.

Stroll along the Paseo Fluvial, a pleasant riverside path leading from Tui, for the best views of the Tui International Bridge. The 19th-century iron bridge, which connects Tui to Valença in Portugal, has two levels: one for trains and another for road traffic.

Wander around the narrow lanes of Tui’s atmospheric Old Town. Look for coats of arms emblazoned upon centuries-old mansions and visit the 12th-century Catedral de Santa Maria, which features a Gothic cloister and gorgeous gardens overlooking the river.

Next to the cathedral, visit the Museo Diocesano. Housed in an attractive 18th-century building that has been used to host both pilgrims and the poor, this museum now showcases various artworks, archaeological artifacts and a collection of garments worn by prisoners during the Spanish Inquisition.

Many visitors use Tui as a base from which to explore the nearby Parque Natural Monte Aloia. Hike along scenic trails to reach panoramic lookout spots on the slopes of the 2,300-foot-tall (700-meter) Monte Aloia.

Find Tui in the Pontevedra region of northwestern Spain. The nearest airport is in Vigo and serves mostly flights from Spain and Portugal as well as seasonal flights from other European cities, including London. Tui-bound buses depart from Vigo and A Guarda.

Known for

Mountains, Cathedrals and Natural Parks

Top Hotels in Tui

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Motel Trebol
2 out of 5
Lugar Albelos S/N, Tui, Pontevedra
$42
per night
Sep 19 - Sep 20
4.5/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)

Situated in Tui, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Monte Aloia National Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tui Cathedral and Porta do Arco. Church of San Telmo ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
Cómodo

"Hotel cómodo, lo único malo el olor a tabaco de la habitación."…"

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Motel Trebol
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Hotel Alfonso I
3 out of 5
A Gándara s/n - Guillarei, Tui, Pontevedra
$46
per night
Sep 19 - Sep 20
4.2/5Excellent! (50 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Monte Aloia National Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Porta do Arco. Tui Cathedral and Church of ...

4.2/5Excellent! (50 reviews)

"Location, easy access to the places I wanted to visit, a cafeteria on site and restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Hotel Alfonso I
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Albergue San Martin
1 out of 5
Calle Coruña, 6, Tui
$29
per night
Oct 2 - Oct 3
2.6/5 (7 reviews)

Situated in Tui, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Tui Cathedral, Church of San Telmo, and Porta dos Ferreiros. Porta do Arco and Monte Aloia National ...

2.6/5 (7 reviews)
Fine accommodations, but not a great experience

"The albergue itself is fine and the owners were nice, but they didn't seem to understand Expedia. They didn't get my reservation and didn't have a private room as I had reserved, but ended up giving us the entire bunk room for our private room to make up for it. However, they insisted that I hadn't ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2018

Albergue San Martin