The Cathedral of Orense (declared Historic Artistic Monument in 1931) is a clear example of the Romanesque transition (XII and XIII centuries) with notable Compostelan influences, being the date of its consecration in 1188. From the Romanesque to the present, all styles are represented.
The ships have simple ribbed vaults and pointed arches that rest on cruciform pillars with semi-columns attached. The spectacular Gothic dome on the cruise rose between 1499 and 1505. The Cathedral has three beautifully preserved Romanesque doors.
The interior is a Latin cross plant, three ships, bigger arm made of 9 stretches, cruiser of a single ship with 4 sections and ribbed vaults. The original apse chapels were lost with the construction of the ambulatory (16th century).