Ourense City Council

History of the town

Ourense is known as the Thermal Capital of Galiza. The town was founded by Romans almost two thousand years ago. The Romans gave the city the name Aqui Auriensis, meaning “golden waters”. Recently, the roman swimming pool has been rehabilitated. Tourists and citizens can enjoy Burgas’ thermal water in open air. The Ourense thermal springs are effective in a number of medical conditions: rheumatism, skin problems, digestives problems, muscular problems, etc.

Presentation

The City Council of Ourense is in charge of local public administration. Ourense Thermalism Department is the local government agency charged with the implementation of thermalism local policies.

Activities

Different festivals, exhibitions and activities are organized:

  • Every year, the Ourense International Film Festival presents a selection of the most innovative films and audio-visual productions.
  • Festival Derrame Rock: for three days, one can enjoy and discover bands from different music trends, from pop rock to hip hop, playing simultaneously in several stages.
  • Ourense International Theatre Festival (Fito): Annual theatre festival that features last international novelties on scenic arts.
  • Ourense International University Theater Exhibition (Miteu): as years, this exhibition has been transformed into a cultural mixture focused on university theatre but also with professional representation as well as music concerts, art exhibitions, seminaries, etc.

Website

http://www.ourense.es/portalOurense/home.jsp