Tui has great historical importance, it has been the capital of one of the seven Galician provinces and one of the most important cities in Galicia for a long period of time, due to its privileged location on the banks of the Miño in a very fruitful valley, which made It is a privileged place and an important commercial center with a river port. In medieval times, the splendor of Tui was remarkable. Numerous buildings are still preserved, among which the Cathedral of Santa María (one of the seven cathedrals of Galicia), in Romanesque style, or the convent of Santo Domingo stand out.
The streets of Tui have known the passage of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago since long ago. Throughout the centuries, it has counted on illustrious pilgrims, whose passage has been documented, together with the population on foot who also walked to the tomb of the apostle. Its passage over the years has left an indelible mark on the city. These lands have been transformed by being part of this pilgrimage route, both its architecture, heritage and culture. Years ago the passage of pilgrims was sporadic, occasional, today hundreds of people travel through Tui to Santiago de Compostela. Tui is the gateway to the Portuguese Way to Galicia, and as such has been among the main departure points for pilgrims. The distance from Tui to Santiago, just over 100 kilometers, is the minimum to achieve the Compostela.