Located in the picturesque region of Galicia, Spain, Allariz is a charming municipality full of history and beauty. From the capital, Madrid, or the nearby city of Ourense, reaching this dream place is easy, either by train or by road. For travelers looking to explore this Galician treasure, here is a guide to get the most out of your visit, exploring Allariz.

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How to get to Allariz

From Madrid, the fastest way to get there is by train. Ourense station is the transfer point, from where you can take a regional train or a direct bus service to Allariz. By road, follow the A-52 and then take the regional road OU-533 towards Allariz.

If you come from Ourense, it is easy to access by road via the A-52, and then continue on the OU-533. The trip is short and picturesque, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Galician landscape on your way to Allariz.

Igrexa de Santiago

The best time to visit

We were exploring Allariz during the spring, specifically during Holy Week and the weather was perfect. Doing research, I also understand that summer is another excellent time to visit Allariz. During these seasons, you can enjoy pleasant weather and participate in various festivals and events held in the city. The bright colors and lively atmosphere make these months ideal for discovering this Galician gem.

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Callecitas en Allariz

Museums and places of interest

When visiting Allariz, you cannot miss the Toy Museum, a charming place that takes visitors through the history of toys through the years. Although I always recommend checking the official website to find out times, here is what I found on their page at the time of this publication:

Winter time
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
January: closed
Summer time
From Tuesday to Sunday and holidays: from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Holy Week hours: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Parque Portovello

Another museum, you can even see the entrance in the video below, is the Leather Museum “Fábrica de Curtidos Familia Nogueiras” exhibits the tools and explains the tanning process, showing the entire procedure used to transform the skin into leather.

Allariz, with its historic charm and natural beauty, invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and heritage. From unique museums to cobblestone streets and panoramic views, this Galician treasure is sure to captivate you with its magic. Don’t forget to visit this charming destination on your trip to Galicia!

Check out posts about other towns in Galicia.

Next, our video exploring Allariz where we show you a little more about this beautiful small city in Galicia.

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