Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz - Vitoria-Gasteiz in 1, 2 o 3 days - Day 1
Day 1: Old Quarter and Paseo de la Senda
In the morning
You can start by exploring the Old Quarter, an authentic stroll through the history of Vitoria-Gasteiz. There you can discover beautiful squares, corners and Gothic churches. Also, elegant Renaissance palaces, such as Villa Suso, Montehermoso, Escoriaza-Esquivel and Bendaña. The latter houses the Archaeology Museum and the Fournier Cards Museum, with the best collection of cards in the world.
After a stop in Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, we recommend a guided tour which, in an hour and a half, will give you an overview of the city and its history. Make sure you pop into the Tourist Office, where we will tell you all about itineraries and reservations.
We also recommend a visit to Santa María Cathedral. Its restored features inspired many writers, such as Ken Follett, Pablo Coehlo and Toti Martínez de Lezea, among many others. The city wall, from the eleventh century, has housed the old town within its beautiful stones from when it was just a village called Gasteiz, until the present.
Another of the main attractions of Vitoria-Gasteiz is its gastronomy, in a land where cooking is an art. You can choose from a wide variety of menus, a pintxos route or some of the most outstanding restaurants in the Basque Country.
In the afternoon
And what could be better and healthier than ending the day with a pleasant walk? One of the options is to visit La Florida Park and continue along Paseo de la Senda, with its three kilometres of wooded pedestrian areas surrounded by parks and palaces. This walk leads to the Romanesque Basilica of Armentia, where its magnificent portal catches our eye.
And if you have more days
But we would encourage you to extend your stay: the city has a wide and varied range of accommodation for all tastes and budgets.
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