Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz - Vitoria-Gasteiz in 1, 2 or 3 days - Day 2

Day 2: Green Belt and city center

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In the morning

The European Green Capital 2012 has one of the most important inland wetlands in the Basque Country: Salburua. Come to the area and visit the Ataria Interpretation Centre, a unique space where you can get to know the secrets of this beautiful natural enclave.

And if you like to bike, Vitoria-Gasteiz is your city. You can rent one and take a ride along the Green Belt, a set of six large parks that border the city and fill it with natural spaces.

Green belt - Map of the route pdf.

At noon

To get your strength back, there is nothing like pintxos and the wine of your choice, like a Rioja Alavesa or the txakoli from Álava. Ask at the Tourist Office for the Star Guide pdf (www.guiaestrellavitoria.com(Opens in new window)) and get ready to enjoy yourself. You can also visit the Plaza de Abastos, which has been converted into a true centre of food and drink. You can't miss the attractive gastrobars, wine tastings and quality establishments here.

In the afternoon

In the 19th-century Ensanche quarter, in addition to the bourgeois houses with their beautiful balconies, you can visit the Plaza de la Provincia or the curious Plaza de los Fueros. A work by the sculptor Eduardo Chillida and the architect Peña Ganchegui, it is a space designed to host Basque rural sports events. It includes a court for playing the traditional Basque sport of "pelota" and a sculpture in homage to the "Fueros", or local political privileges enjoyed by the Basque Country since medieval times.

And if you like art with capital letters, we recommend you visit the Artium Museum, a unique building and winery museum that houses one of the best collections of contemporary art in Spain.

And if you have more days

Day 3: Museums and surroundings of the city.

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