Guided tours - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Get to know Vitoria-Gasteiz hand in hand with professional guides, on routes designed so that you enjoy a city which has been certified as a Sustainable Tourism Destination as much as possible. The capital of the Basque Country has also received the Global Green City and European Green Capital awards.

Visits to the Santa María Cathedral and the Ancient Wall

The Abierto por obras (Open for Works) programme takes us on a journey through time. Drawing upon its restoration work, we can get to know its origins (the first Santa María temple, in the Romanesque style and attached to the wall) and the work being carried out to reinforce the current Gothic cathedral in the 21st century.
Information and reservations: Fundación Catedral Santa Maria(Opens in new window).

Guided tours organized by the tourist office

The Tourism Office of Vitoria-Gasteiz organizes various guided tours so you can discover and get to know the city. Likewise at Easter, summer, long weekends and at Christmas, thematic routes are organised to unique buildings: palaces, churches, museums...
Information and reservations: Tourist office | Tel. +34 945 161 598 | turismo@vitoria-gasteiz.org.

Visit the Medieval Quarter

Turismo - Visita Casco Medieval

Lose yourself in the Medieval Quarter of Vitoria-Gasteiz, declared a Monumental Site. Its medieval layout remains intact and walking around it means tracing the history of the city, discovering the ancient wall, civilian buildings, palaces, tower houses and temples that are home to Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical art.

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Literary tours: El Silencio de la Ciudad Blanca (The Silence of the White City) and Los Ritos del Agua (The Rites of Water)

Turismo - Plaza de la Virgen Blanca

Discover the backdrops where the successful novels El Silencio de la Ciudad Blanca and Los ritos del Agua, by the author from Vitoria, Eva García Sáenz de Urturi, are set.

More information: “El Silencio de la Ciudad Blanca” visit and “Los Ritos del Agua” visit

Children’s tour of the Medieval Quarter: “Vitoria-Gasteiz for little ones”

Turismo - Visita familiar

An entertaining and educational family stroll designed for little ones with the aim of helping them to discover some of the most beautiful corners of the Medieval Quarter. It’s a tour with a green undertone where clues and proposals are put forward in order to look after and preserve our environment.

More information on the children’s tour of the medieval quarter

Visit in 3D. A journey through history

Turismo - Visita 3D

Guided tour of the Medieval Quarter to take you back in time, using virtual reality, to the city in 1850. It allows you to admire important elements and constructions that were maintained at the time, such as the access doorways to the Medieval Quarter or the old San Francisco convent as well as the San Vicente Tower which is under construction.

More information on 3D visits

In situ visits

Turismo - Palacio Villasuso

The Tourist Office organises guided visits around some of the city’s most emblematic buildings at Easter, in summer, at Christmas and on public holidays.
Take the chance to get to know unique places such as the Tower of the Church of San Vicente, the San Miguel Church, the Villa Suso Palace or the gardens and terrace of the Europa Palace Conference Centre.

Visit to the medieval gutters

Turismo - Caños medievales

The gutters are urban spaces of medieval origin which were originally drains for the dirty water from houses. They are currently public spaces located inside the blocks of the Medieval Quarter, salvaged as small botanical gardens.

More information on the visits to the medieval gutters.

Guided tours companies

Consult the tourist visits offered by different companies in the city.

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