Senda route - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz
This is one of the most beautiful promenades in the city. More than 3 km of pedestrian precincts that link and the city centre with the residential area of Armentia, containing the Romanesque basilica of San Prudencio.
Starting point: Virgen Blanca Square
Virgen Blanca Square
For centuries this was - and still is - a meeting point in the city. It used to be the market square in medieval times.
The interested displayed by travellers and the great voyages of the nineteenth century encouraged the city to run La Florida into a botanical garden. To this end the authorities to Vitoria acquired, at the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1855, many of the exotic trees that can now be seen in the park.
Zulueta Palace (2, Senda Street)
This mansion was built by Alfredo de Zulueta as a househotel in 1902.
Zuloaga Mansion (15, Senda Street)
A beautiful building from 1901. Incidentally, the lantern that crowns the rotunda is not from the original project.
Casa de las Jaquecas (2, Fray Francisco de Vitoria Street)
It takes its name from the caryatids that adorn the main facade. It dates from 1901.
Arms Museum (3, Fray Francisco de Vitoria Street)
Here, you may view medieval weapons found during excavations in the high part of the city. Also note the prehistoric African spears or the collection or armour from the sixteenth century.
Villa Sofía (6, Fray Francisco de Vitoria Street)
It is a beautiful palace with Moorish and Indian details from 1902, the work of architect Julio Saracíbar.
Palace of Ajuria Enea (5, Fray Francisco de Vitoria Sreet)
Residence of the Lehendakari (Basque Prime Minister). The building dates from 1920.
Museum of Fine Arts (8, Fray Francisco de Vitoria Street)
Inside the Augusti Palace. You may learn more about Basque art from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and contemplate a select collection of Spanish art from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century.
The sculpture of the patron saint of Álava is located under an arch at the entrance of the town of Armentia.
Basilica of San Prudencio in Armentia
It is one of the most famous Romanesque temples of the Basque Country (12th century). On 28 April, the day of San Prudencio patron of Álava, an important popular pilgrimage takes place.
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