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  • 1 Santa María Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    E - 01000 Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Started in the late 13C, building of the fortified cathedral was only properly completed in the 14C. In the Gothic style and built on the site of an initial edifice incorporated in the defensive ramparts, it underwent a huge rehabilitation project in..

  • 2 Vitoria-Gasteiz Old town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 01000 Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Vitoria-Gasteiz has a remarkable medieval district; it is made up of little pedestrian streets, lively squares - such as the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, the nerve centre of the city - and more confined, quieter spaces, such as the Plaza del Machete, a..

  • 3 Plaza del Machete Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    del Machete E - 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz

    This quiet and vast square stands behind the Arquillos, pretty arcades leading from the upper to the lower town. On the right stands the 16C Villa Suso, which now houses a conference centre.

  • 4 Vitoria-Gasteiz Archaeological Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Cuchillería 54 E - 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Next to the Playing Cards Museum, and housed in the modern extension of the Renaissance Bendaña Palace, the Vitoria-Gasteiz Museo de Arqueologí contains some 1 500 artefacts from digs in Álava; they cover a period from the Palaeolithic to the Middle ..

  • 5 Bibat - Playing Card Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Cuchillería 54 E - 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz

    The Bendaña Palace, with its fine Renaissance courtyard, houses this museum dedicated to playing cards. Félix Alfaro Fournier, grandson of the founder of the famous playing cards manufacturer, has brought together an incomparable collection of around..

  • 6 Artium - Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art Interesting

    Museums and art

    Francia 24 E - Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Atrium is an important centre of contemporary art. Its aim is to shine a spotlight on art currently being made, and make it more accessible, through permanent and temporary exhibitions. It houses a magnificent collection comprising over 1 800 works b..

  • 7 Church of San Miguel, Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Religious buildings

    E - 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz

    A niche outside the porch houses the colourful Virgen Blanca statue. On a late 14C doorway, the tympan shows episodes from the life of St Michael. Inside, the 17C retable over the main altar by Gregorio Fernández and, to the right, a Plateresque arch..

  • 8 Casa del Portalón

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Calle de Fray Zacarías Martínez owes its medieval appearance to its array of old buildings. Among them, El Portalón is a good example of a typical commercial building of the late 15C-early 16C.

  • 9 Vitoria-Gasteiz Fine Art Museum

    Museums and art

    Paseo Fray-Francisco-de-Vitoria 8 E - 01007 Vitoria-Gasteiz

    The neo-Renaissance Augusti Palace built in the early 20C houses a collection of Spanish art from the 18C and 19C, as well as a full panorama of Basque painting (Iturrino, Regoyos, Zuloaga). One floor is devoted to the local painter Fernando de Amári..

  • 10 Museo de Armería

    Museums and art

    Paseo Fray-Francisco-de-Vitoria 3 E - 01007 Vitoria-Gasteiz

    The collection at this museum shows the development of weapons from the prehistoric axe to the early 20C pistol. Note the 15-17C armour, 17C Japanese armour and a model of the Battle of Vitoria.

  • 11 Vitoria-Gasteiz Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art

    Museums and art

    Catedral de María Inmaculada E - Vitoria-Gasteiz

    The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art is located in the ambulatory skirting round the apse of the New Cathedral. It houses works belonging to the dioceses of Vitoria and Alava (Basque province). In addition to the Romanesque works with which the tour sta..

  • 12 Plaza de la Virgen Blanca

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz

    This square is dominated by the Church of San Miguel and is the heart of Vitoria. Its façades, lit with miradores (glass verandas), surround a bulky monument to the victory of 21 June 1813 when Wellington turned back the Napoleonic forces.

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