Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque capital and European Green Capital 2012, invites you to stroll through history in its medieval old town, wander through the parks that make up the city’s Green Belt and take a break to sample the delights of Basque cuisine washed down by fine wines from Rioja and Txakolí of Alava. There’s something new and surprising to see or do each day in Vitoria. Vitoria-Gasteiz, 365 days a year.
There are many reasons to visit Vitoria-Gasteiz:
Its monuments. The capital’s old town, declared an official Complex of Historical Monuments in 1997, is one of northern Spain’s most beautiful and best-preserved cities.
Its beauty and modernity: The city’s expansion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries has managed to adapt aesthetic tradition with modern needs, creating undeniably-beautiful architectural spaces and structures.
Its museums: You can visit a range of interesting museums in Vitoria, including ARTIUM Centre Museum of Modern Arts and the Museum of Archaeology and Naipes –Bibat, otherwise known as the Museum of Fine Arts.
Its outdoors: Vitoria-Gasteiz is the city with the highest ratio of parks and natural areas per inhabitant; to just use one statistic, over 130,000 trees of 150 different species have been planted in the city. A Green Belt formed by six large parks embraces the city and natural parks with marked trails for hiking can be found across the four corners of Álava.
Its shopping. Going shopping in Vitoria-Gasteiz and Álava is truly a pleasure. The city has a mix of craft shops, bookstores and gift stores along with specialty shops and large shopping centres. Fournier playing cards, sweets, pottery and, of course, Rioja Alavesa and Txakoli de Álava wines are a good option if you’re looking for something to buy.
Its cuisine. Here you can enjoy everything from the region’s most traditional dishes to the latest creations in new Basque cuisine, washed down by the excellent Rioja Alavesa and Txakoli de Álava wines. Special mention goes to the region’s pintxos (Basque tapas); these are often true works of art through which you can discover and enjoy our cuisine.
Vitoria, a city with a great deal to offer:
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