Vitoria-Gasteiz. The city

Vitoria-Gasteiz by night

It is Vitoria-Gasteiz's historic wealth that makes this city, almost a thousand years old, so striking. It still retains almost its entire medieval, almond shaped layout and some remains of the city walls. Along the narrow streets of the medieval quarter (each street named after a different trade or crafts) you can visit Renaissance buildings converted into cultural centres, stroll along the old city wall or visit Santa María Cathedral(Opens in new window), the inspiration behind Ken Follet's novel World Without End.


People tend to also be surprised by the natural surroundings of Vitoria-Gasteiz. The capital city of the Basque Country has almost 50 kilometres of trails where you can walk, cycle, bird watch, observe deer or go for a ride on horseback. The UN selected this green belt area comprised of a ring of land with parks and nature areas surrounding the city as one of the 100 best of its kind in the world. What is more, Vitoria-Gasteiz was recognised as European Green Capital in 2012 and is the first city in Spain to receive GEP (Green Enterprise Parks) certification.

Another of the city's noteworthy characteristics is its exquisite cuisine and variety of food and wine produce, which led to its recognition as Spanish Capital of Gastronomy in 2014.


All of these attributes make Vitoria-Gasteiz the perfect place for organising all kinds of conference events that can be held at unique venues with the latest in technical installations and be rounded off with à la carte incentive programmes providing unique experiences.

Highly qualified technicians with the necessary personal touch staff the city's Conference and Tourism Department and the city also has a very competitive business sector able to offer conference services and all kinds of social programmes.

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