City routes - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Walks that let you can explore at your own pace the Medieval Quarter, the main religious buildings in the city and el Ensanche. We also offer thematic routes for those with a passion for history, nature or street art.
A journey through the history of the city in the Medieval Quarter. Discover civic buildings, Renaissance palaces, fortified 'tower houses' and Gothic temples.
Route of the 4 towers
Next to the Santa Maria Cathedral, the towers of the Gothic churches of San Miguel, San Vicente and San Pedro make up the profile of the four towers, the city's best-known silhouette.
Camino de Santiago (St. James's Way) Route
This offers you the chance to walk the Jacobean Way as it passes through the city, following the signs embedded in the ground.
City Centre Route
Plaza de la Virgen Blanca square, the Co-Cathedral of Maria Inmaculada (New Cathedral), the Artium Centre/Museum and other buildings and spaces that breathe art and history.
This is the social hub of Vitoria-Gasteiz and a major shopping area with all manner of establishments, from hundred-year-oldshops to the most revered restaurants in the city.
The La Senda Path and the Fray Francisco de Vitoria walk make up more than 3 kilometres of tree-lined pedestrian spaces, where you can admire palaces, museums and parks. The walk ends at the Romanesque Basilica of Saint Prudence.
Itineraries by number of days
Everything you must not miss during one, two or three-day breaks.
- Day 1: Medieval Quarter and Senda Route.
- Day 2: Green Belt areas and city centre.
- Día 3: Day 3: museums and the outskirts of Vitoria-Gasteiz.
City of Cinema
The medieval quarter of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the religious and historical buildings and by its most traditional events conjures up stories from a time gone by and makes its streets and corners the perfect setting for shooting films from any era.
We invite you to relive the history of the city and to follow in the footsteps of Napoleon. Learn more about the 1813 Battle of Vitoria and discover other key characters from that era.
Visit some of the Basque Country's most emblematic museums, including Artium (Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art), Bibat - Archaeology Museum and Fournier de Naipes museum of playing cards or the Casa de los Faroles.
Discover some of the green spaces if the European Green Capital 2012: the Parque de la Florida, with its hundred-year old trees; El Prado park, half-way between the centre and the Romanesque Basilica of Armentia, and the Judimendi Park, an ancient Jewish cemetery.
The Murals Route
The Mural Walk through Vitoria-Gasteiz (IMVG), the Painted City, is a gallery of murals in the Medieval Quarter and other districts of the city. Discover its significance and the collaborative process which made it happen.
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