Travel in Spain, Tui Cathedral

As with many religious building, the Cathedral in Tui was built on a site used for Christian worship since 5C. The current building was begun in 12C after waves of invasions by Normans and Saracens in previous centuries, and consecrated in 1225 AD. The building is difficult to see and appreciate, even though it stands on the brow of the hill, and the exterior gives no indication of what lies inside.

Tui Cathedral Ground Plan
Tui Cathedral Ground Plan

The Cathedral of Tui

The main door of the Cathedral of Tui, 1210-25
The main door of the Cathedral of Tui, 1210-25


Photography is not allowed inside the Church, but the sign is only at the main entrance and I entered at the north door so I managed a few photographs before being told off.

The Cathedral of Tui

The Cathedral of Tui

The Cathedral of Tui

Tui Cathedral

The view from the church terraces.

The Cloisters date from the 13C.

The Cathedral of Tui

The Cathedral of Tui

 Beautiful – I could have lingered longer.

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Tui Cathedral opening hours
Things to do in Tui
Stonecutters’ shorthand in Tui Cathedral

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