Plaza de la Virgen Blanca - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Turismo - Virgen Blanca

Also known as Plaza Vieja (Old Square), it used to be part of the outskirts of the city, and the outside (the walls) markets would be held here. It was built in the 17th century, and it its centre stands the monument dedicated to the Battle of Vitoria against Napoleon’s army. For many centuries this was, and continues to be, the heart of the city.


  1. Contemplate the square from the balcony of San Miguel Church, next to the statue of Celedón.
  2. Enjoy the bar terraces and the nearby shops in the most central part of the city.
  3. Look at the bay windows and balconies of the houses which line the square.
  4. Take a walk in the nearby Florida park(Opens in new window).
  5. Greet ‘Celedón’ at 6pm on the 4th of August, the opening day of the city’s fiesta season.
  6. Take a picture in front of the plant sculpture, symbol of the city. in new window)


Andre Maria Zuriaren Plaza, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz.

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