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 Expansion.
- Day 2: Artium, La Senda and the Green Belt.
- Día 3: Day 3: Museums, parks and Estíbaliz.
Literary paths - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Places that inspire stories, books that take us on visits to the city and literary people with strong links to the capital of Basque Country. We show you Vitoria-Gasteiz in literature.
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.
City of Mystery
There are legends and stories that give a special air of mystery to some parts of Vitoria-Gasteiz. As well as the fear and respect that can be felt in the historic Cemetery of Santa Isabel, there is the disquiet that various local books speak of, in a city that every year embraces a festival dedicated to the culture of death.
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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