The city of Tui is in the south of the Pontevedra province and is separated from Portugal by the river Minho. The Portuguese town of Valença sits on a hill just across the river and the two towns face each other over a valley. Both towns are connected by a nineteenth century bridge.
Today Tui has a population of over 15,000 inhabitants, but it started off as a Roman settlement called Tude and has the typical turbulent history of many of Galicia's towns. The distant years have seen Tui at war with Portugal and the Normans as well as being a part of the Visigoth empire. Naturally Tui has a strong Celtic connection.