Summer 2020 - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Come and discover a sustainable city full of ideas for enjoying nature, history as well as wine and fine food. Thanks to the measures adopted in order to cope with Covid-19, Vitoria-Gasteiz is ready to make your visit a safe experience, with new proposals, whatever your taste.
The actor Antonio Resines stars in a video to promote Vitoria-Gasteiz and Álava as a tourist destination featuring a spectacular journey through its main attractions, such as the Santa María Cathedral, Laguardia or the Valle Salado de Añana. The work is part of a social media campaign promoted by the Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council and the Provincial Council of Álava.
Want to discover the city with the help of professional guides? We have a wide range of guided tours so that you can visit the Medieval Quarter and its most emblematic buildings, itineraries to enjoy with your family, based on literature, focussing on history or through other thematic proposals.
Enogastronomy and markets
Don't miss out on trying wine and fine food from Álava: pintxos for all tastes, traditional sweets and wines from the Rioja Alavesa and txakoli from Álava.
- Enogastronomy three-part leaflet : summary of the highlights from the local kitchens.
- Commercial and hotel establishments open in August .
- Guía Estrella: a summary of the menus, cafés, drinks and delicatessen products.
- Tastings and cookery workshops
The best theatrical proposals return to the local theatre network for a summer in which you can also enjoy open-air projections of short films. And, in September, another two long-awaited returns: the latest news from the world of television with 'FesTVal' and the performances of 'Magialdia'.
- Summer cultural programme: open-air cultural activities. July - September.
- Theatre - Summer Season. June - September.
- Korterraza Gasteiz Short Film Festival. 8th to 11th July.
- FesTVal - Vitoria-Gasteiz Television Festival. 1st to 5th September.
- Magialdia - International Festival of Magic. Third week in September.
- Other cultural activities: City routes to explore on your own.
Explore the city with your family and immerse yourself in its history and nature in the most fun of ways. You can take part in the activities offered by the museums or those proposed by 'Ataria', the Interpretation Centre of the Salburua Wetlands.
- Three-part leaflet 'Family Tourisme' : plans to enjoy Vitoria-Gasteiz with your family.
- Suggestions for family tourism.
Nature and sport
- Three-part leaflet ''Green Capital'' : the Florida Park, the Green Belt and other natural corners in Álava.
- Rental of bicycles and electric buggies
- Programme of activities related to nature and the environment.
Museums and exhibitions
Don't miss the exhibitions and activities in Artium, a flagship for contemporary art. It's the first of a list of museums which are striking for both their buildings and their content: a renaissance palace with one of the best collections of playing cards in the world, a tower-house which houses the Natural Science Museum...
Close to Vitoria-Gasteiz
'Now that you can go out, stay' is the new campaign by Álava Tourism, inviting people to discover the commercial, gastronomic and leisure offerings in Vitoria-Gasteiz and Álava.
In the Cuadrilla de Añana you'll find the Valle Salado, one of the most outstanding landscapes in the country. It also offers other options such as visiting the Valderejo Natural Park, the Tower-Palace of the Varona Family or taking part in activities such as kayaking and horse riding.
The Cuadrilla de Ayala highlights the hiking options in the valley. It is also possible to visit the following centres and museums: Ethnographic Museum of Artziniega, Santxotena Workshop-Museum, Quejana Museum of Sacred Art, Manuel Acha Liqueur Museum and the Aresketamendi renewable energy park.
The Cuadrilla de Campezo-Montaña Alavesa is home to the Izki Natural Park, surrounded by rocky mountains and with magnificent panoramic views of the surroundings.
The Cuadrilla de Gorbeialdea brings us closer to the list of 10 musts in the region, among them, the Gorbea Natural Park, the 'inland sea' of the marshes, the Sanctuary of Oro or the Gujuli waterfall.
The Cuadrilla de Laguardia-Rioja Alavesa takes us on a journey through its landscapes and wineries, paying special attention to its gastronomy, heritage and accommodation.
In the Cuadrilla de Llanada Alavesa, one option is to follow the green route that circles the Ullíbarri-Gamboa reservoir. The region has leaflets and maps, accommodation and restaurants available to its visitors.
'Euskadi, ongi etorri' is one of the videos from the Basque Government's new tourism campaigns. It proposes 120 plans and itineraries, as well as highlighting what's on offer in terms of gastronomy.
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