7 good reasons to visit Vitoria-Gasteiz
Discover a city with more than eight centuries of history, with 42 square metres of green spaces per inhabitant and a great tradition of food and wine. Here are seven places and suggestions for you to enjoy Vitoria-Gasteiz.
'Virgen Blanca' square
Whether you're visiting us for the first time or you want to rediscover the city, you can't miss this central square and everything it has to offer: the Monument to the Battle of Vitoria -the most international episode in our history-, the church of San Miguel, the shops and restaurants... and a plant sculpture for your selfie!
Guided tours of the cathedral
Visits to its restoration works allow you to visit every corner of this temple from its foundations to the tower, which offers the best panoramic view of the whole city. It was declared a World Heritage Site in the context of the northern inland Pilgrim's Route to Santiago de Compostela.
The city has one of the best-preserved medieval quarters in Spain. It maintains the configuration of its almond-shaped streets and walking through them allows you to admire the city walls, the main Gothic temples, visit unique museums such as the Bibat de Arqueología y Naipes, or follow the route of the murals.
Enogastronomy with a flavour of its own
Pintxos, traditional dishes and sophisticated proposals make the local gastronomy one of the fundamental reasons for your visit to the city. Not forgetting the wines of Rioja Alavesa and the txakoli of Álava, our pastry-making tradition and the Mercado de Abastos, a reference point that brings together local products, workshops and gastrobars in the heart of the city.
The Artium collection is made up of 3,000 works of art by a long list of artists such as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Eduardo Chillida. It also includes works by current artists such as Cristina Iglesias, Elena del Rivero and Miquel Barceló. The museum-centre offers guided tours focusing on the temporary exhibitions and other 'à la carte' options.
Sport in the green capital
The city is made for sport thanks to its green areas and its complete network of facilities: paddle tennis courts, tennis courts, golf courses, ice rink... It is well worth attending the basketball or football matches of the local teams and experiencing the most authentic part of our culture at the Basque rural sports exhibitions during the patron saint's festivities.
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