4-day trip to Vitoria and surroundings

To get to know Vitoria-Gasteiz and its surroundings you need several days. On this visit, you will fall in love with its history, its art and its care for nature.

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Catedral de Santa María

Gothic fortress cathedral

  • Do not forget to climb the tower and observe Vitoria from the heights. You can buy a joint ticket and access the guided tour.

  • Take especially into account the Pórtico de la Luz, a show that takes place at sunset in which the play of lights will transport you through time and the history of the cathedral.

  • Arrange a visit by calling the telephone number in this guide beforehand.

  • It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries. Gothic in style, it was built as a temple-fortress, to form part of the defense of Vitoria.

  • It was a collegiate church between 1496 and 1861, at which time it acquired the category of cathedral.

  • It has a plant in the shape of a cross and a transept where the chapels open.

  • The facades are masterpieces. The main one consists of three covers: dedicated to the Virgin, Saint Gil and the Last Judgment

  • It is currently undergoing restoration works and it is possible to take a guided tour that explains the works and the archaeological area. A unique experience.

  • There is a museum in the Crypt that shows the history of the building and the city.

  • This is undoubtedly one of the central points of the city and from here we start the tour. Not only for its religious value, but for its architectural beauty, its towers and the possibility of observing it in full restoration.

  • Cathedral and Tower Ticket: € 10.5

  • 34 945 255 135

  • 1 h - 2 h

    1 hour and a half- 2 hours

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Plaza Santa María, 3 - 01001


Casco Viejo

One of the best preserved in Europe

  • Get lost in the streets of the historic center and absorb the essence of the city.

  • If you are interested in learning more about some of its most representative buildings, do not hesitate to pay them a separate visit.

  • Check the routes and the various routes that can be carried out at the tourist office.

  • The Historic Center of Vitoria retains much of its original layout. It sits on a hill and is shaped like an almond, a name by which many know it.

  • It is surrounded by a medieval wall from the 11th century that preserves almost half of its original structure.

  • The Old Town, in addition to its lively streets, offers the visitor a multiplicity of attractions: medieval houses, Renaissance palaces, religious buildings and highly attractive squares.

  • On Saturday mornings, the attractive Almond Market is also held, where it is possible to discover and buy various products.

  • Among the main points that cannot be missed in the visit, the following stand out: -Palace of Escoriaza Esquivel -Palace of Villasuso -Palace of Montehermoso -Plaza del Machete -Carry of cutlery

  • We leave the Cathedral and enter the Old Town. One of those that has best preserved its essence and that invites you to get lost in its streets of Renaissance palaces, squares and museums.

  • Free

  • 945 16 15 98/945 16 15 99.

  • 1 h - 2 h

    1 hour and a half- 2 hours

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Tourist Office: October to June: Monday to Saturday: from 10:00 to 19:00. Sundays and holidays: from 11:00 to 14:00.


Muralla Medieval

Centennial defensive enclosure

  • We recommend making this visit because it deepens and shows a different look at the walled enclosure.

  • The best thing is to buy a ticket combining this visit with the Cathedral and the Tower to have a much more complete panorama.

  • To make the visit it is recommended to make a reservation in advance since the number of people who leave each shift is around 15.

  • Much of the wall was discovered during excavation work in the basement of the Cathedral, in 2001.

  • From there, the restoration work continued so that today part of the medieval history of Gasteiz can be admired and learned in greater depth.

  • The order to build the ancient wall was sent in the 11th century, during the reign of Sancho VI. Then it surrounded the village located on the hill.

  • In 1202 the town was expanded and a second ring was built that connects with the old one in the Portal San Bartolomé. There are practically no remains of this phase. In 1256 a third and final phase of expansion of the wall began, which allowed the defense of the entire city.

  • Since 2006 there are day and night guided tours of the wall. They are managed by the Cathedral Foundation, which also manages the restoration.

  • Thanks to the restoration work, the city was awarded the “Europa Nostra” prize, which recognizes this type of initiative.

  • The wall of Vitoria contains much of the history and urbanization of the city. That is why it becomes essential to discover and explore it. You can do the joint visit (Cathedral + walls) and take advantage of a complete guide.

  • Free if done for free. Guided tour of the Cathedral and the wall is priced at € 10 per person. Students, retirees, large families, unemployed and people with disabilities: € 6.

  • 945 255 135

  • 1 h - 2 h

    1 hour and a half hour with combined visit

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    If you want to do a guided tour, you must buy the ticket.


Aihotz Plaza

A mythical and medieval corner

  • It is worth taking a few minutes to this site and traveling back in time thanks to its buildings, architecture and appearance.

  • It is advisable to enter the Church of San Miguel and observe the chapel of the Virgen Blanca, patron saint of the city.

  • The square is located in a central place. It is adjacent to the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and the Church of San Miguel and the Palace of Villa Suso and Los Arquillos are located there.

  • Much of its charm is in the history that it preserves, thanks to the facades that surround it and the cobblestones of medieval origin that it still preserves.

  • Its name comes from the machete that is kept in the apse of the San Miguel Church. The origin of this machete has to do with the fact that the Attorney General renewed his oath with the people on a machete. The breach meant his death.

  • The essential sites of this square are: ○ The Church of San Miguel: Gothic Renaissance temple from the 14th century. ○ The Palace of Villa Suso. ○ Los Arquillos

  • We continue the visit touring the southern part of the Old Town, approaching this beautiful square that keeps a lot of history and a particular charm.

  • Free

  • 15 min - 30 min

    30 minutes

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


Palacio de Villa Suso

Symbol of the Renaissance of Vitoria

  • We recommend visiting it and among other elements not to lose sight of the beautiful Flemish tapestry belonging to the 16th century that represents the Flight of Aeneas and his family from Troy.

  • At the Tourist Office, ask about the guided tours that take place during the summer and Easter.

  • It was ordered to be built in 1539 by the Ambassador of the Court of Carlos V, Martín de Salinas.

  • It has a very particular shape because it was built on the old wall and taking into account the unevenness of the land.

  • As interesting elements, there are: the remains of the wall that are still preserved in its interior structure.

  • Also striking is the old main door in the highest part, with columns and the shield of the Salinas.

  • It is currently owned by the City Council and congresses, exhibitions and workshops are held there.

  • As it cannot be otherwise, we visit one of the Renaissance palaces that the city treasures, located precisely in the Plaza del Machete.

  • Consult the Tourist Office

  • 34 945 161 260

  • 15 min - 30 min

    30 minutes

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Check schedules at the Tourist Office (945 161 598) Location: Plaza del Machete, s / n, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz


Museo de Bellas Artes

Located in the Palace of Zulueta

  • Do not forget to visit and pay attention to its beautiful gardens surrounded by stairways, willows and sculptures by Basque artists.

  • Pay attention to the large carved wooden staircase and the interior lobby, true works of art.

  • Visit the permanent exhibition that exhibits works from the Prado Museum deposits.

  • Please note that the first Saturday of each month is free

  • The Museum of Fine Arts stands on the old Palace of Augusti Zulueta, built in 1912 by the same architects who built the New Cathedral.

  • It was a private residence and presents decorative elements of the most varied, between the Baroque, Renaissance and Neo-Basque.

  • Currently, it houses a collection of Spanish art from the 18th and 19th centuries and is dedicated to Basque art from 1850-1950.

  • Among the most important are works by Zuloaga, Maestu, Díaz de Olano and Aspiazu.

  • We continue to discover the most important corners of Vitoria and we cannot miss this museum housed in a beautiful palace from the early 20th century.

  • Whether for lovers of Spanish art from the 18th and 19th centuries or for those who are interested in knowing the architectural beauty of the Palace, this visit is worth it.

  • Individual: € 3. Groups (minimum 10 people): € 2 / person. Over 65s and unemployed: € 1. Young people from 12 to 18 years old, students and members of Associations of Friends of Museums: € 1. Up to 12 years and ICOM members: free access.

  • +34 945 18 19 18

  • 30 min - 1 h

    1 hour

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 18:30 Saturdays: 10:00 - 14:00 Sundays and Holidays: 11:00 - 14:00 Monday closed Address: Paseo de Fray Francisco 8, 01007 Vitoria-Gasteiz


Catedral de María Inmaculada, Madre de la Iglesia

Exemplary par excellence of the Neo-Gothic

  • It is worth doing this visit. It will not take you too long and you can admire a work of these characteristics built in the last century.

  • Pay attention to the gargoyles on the outside, typical of this type of architectural style.

  • If you are interested in learning more about the history of this Cathedral, you can take a guided tour that takes place daily, except on Sundays.

  • The Cathedral of Mary Immaculate or New Cathedral decided to be erected when a new Diocese of Bizkaia, Araba and Gipuzkoa was created in 1862.

  • Construction began in 1904 and ended in 1969, on a site of the former Convent of Las Brígidas.

  • The temple has a plan in the shape of a Latin cross, with five naves, an ambulatory and a crypt.

  • In the ambulatory is located the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art of Álava, which keeps very interesting elements.

  • This stop is interesting as a way to appreciate a neo-Gothic construction built in the last century and to visit both versions of the cathedral.

  • Free

  • +34 945 101 070 / +34 945 133

  • 30 min - 1 h

    1 hour depending on if you take a guided tour

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Sacred Art Museum: Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday: closed


Plaza de España

Beautiful arcaded square where to see the City Hall

  • While you admire the architecture of this square, sit in one of its typical tapas and pinchos bars.

  • The Plaza de España was built in 1781 by the architect Justo Antonio de Olaguíbel and was constituted on the border between the old part and the Ensanche, at that time under construction.

  • It is neoclassical in style and is characterized by its arcaded structure and its large dimensions.

  • It was initially conceived to develop festivals, celebrations, commercial markets and bullfights.

  • In it you will find the Town Hall and the Municipal Tourist Office.

  • Through the west door, you enter the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, both considered the main squares in Vitoria.

  • Throughout its history, it has been baptized in various ways. In addition to Plaza de España and Nueva, it was known as de la Constitución, Plaza Mayor, Alfonso XIII and several other names.

  • We are located in the square that separates the Old Town from the Ensanche, also known as Plaza Nueva. A large porticoed square that impresses and invites you to sit in one of its many bars and terraces.

  • Free

  • 0 min - 15 min

    15 minutes.

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Address: Plaza de España s / n, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz


Plaza de la Virgen Blanca

Emblem of a victory and celebration core

  • As essential in this square, we recommend you sit on one of its many terraces and enjoy a tapas or delicious food.

  • Do not miss the square from the balcony of San Miguel, next to the statue of Celedón.

  • Observe and enjoy the various constructions and balconies that surround the square.

  • If you are visiting between August 4 and 9, don't miss the most important celebration in the city.

  • It was built in the 17th century and historically it was part of the suburbs and medieval markets were held outside the walls.

  • In the center you can see the monument to the battle of Vitoria, commemorating the battle and victory of the allied troops in June 1813, which meant the withdrawal of the Napoleonic troops by José Bonaparte.

  • To the north of it, the San Miguel church stands and is, to the east, next to the Plaza España.

  • The central festivities of the Virgen Blanca, patron saint of the city, are held here. They are the most important festivals and every August 4 brings together locals and tourists with the Bajada de Celedón from the tower of the Church of San Miguel.

  • We continue our journey to locate ourselves in this square, one of the most emblematic of Vitoria.

  • In addition to being a meeting place due to its space and because several streets converge on it towards the Ensanche, it is fundamental due to its historical weight as it was the protagonist of the Battle of Vitoria in 1813.

  • Free

  • 15 min - 30 min

    30 minutes

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Address: Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz


Casa del Cordón

Civil Gothic style, accommodation of Felipe and Juana la Loc

  • If you are interested in delving into history, discovering various architectural styles and curiosities from another era, don't miss this visit.

  • It only takes a few minutes and is worth getting to know.

  • It is a construction dating from the 13th-15th century that houses a medieval tower around which the house was built.

  • It belonged to Pedro Sánchez de Bilbao, a wealthy merchant of the time and today it houses the headquarters of the Caja Vital Foundation.

  • Its façade consists of three entrances with pointed arches and inside it is worth visiting the Gothic room and its polychrome vault.

  • It owes its name to the San Francisco cordon that surrounds one of the gates

  • We have selected this site for being the emblem of an architectural style: the civil Gothic. Felipe el Hermoso and Juana La Loca stayed here, as well as Pope Adriano VI.

  • Free

  • + 34 945 064 363

  • 15 min - 30 min

    30 minutes

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed: Friday afternoon. Location: Calle Cuchillería, 24. 01001


Centro Cívico Aldabe

Vitoria in colors. Art in the open air.

  • We recommend that you visit the page muralismopúblico.com where you can have complete information about the project, visits, schedules and prices.

  • To know and understand these works of art it is best to do it through a guided tour. In it you will know the story behind the mural.

  • The murals on the facades of the Historic Quarter are part of the Mural Itinerary created in 2007 with the aim of generating a space for participatory art.

  • Since its inception, the initiative generated more than 13 large-scale muralism workshops and in 2013 it was extended to the working-class neighborhood of Zaramaga.

  • Guided tours are currently offered that run through the itinerary and provide an explanatory look at the project.

  • The murals that are erected in large buildings in the Old Town are true public works of art that surprise and amaze.

  • They start from a project by local artists of muralism workshops and a participatory culture to provide the city with paintings and art.

  • Guided tours: Adult: € 8 -Minimum groups of 6 people. • Various groups (retirees, schoolchildren, unemployed, people with disabilities.): € 7

  • 633-184-457

  • 30 min - 1 h

    1 hour

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Visits: Sundays in October, November and December from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Bibat, Museo de Arqueología y Museo Fournier de Naipes de Álava

Amazing museum complex

  • It is a real surprise to visit both museums, especially to know the collections of cards.

  • We also recommend paying attention to the arcade courtyard of the palace and not to miss the old card machine.

  • The Playing Card Museum is located in the Bendaña Palace, built in the 16th century in a Renaissance style and located in the heart of the historic center.

  • Inside it houses one of the five most complete collections of playing cards in the world. It shows copies of playing cards from the five continents and exhibits an old machine from the creator of the Spanish deck, Heraclio Fournier.

  • The Archeology Museum is located in the neighboring building, where samples of all the archaeological works of Álava from the 19th century are exhibited.

  • Items ranging from prehistory to the Middle Ages are displayed.

  • Bibat means “two in one” in Basque and houses the Fournier Playing Cards Museum and the Archeology Museum of Álava. An interesting mixture worth visiting. We start the second day knowing its magic.

  • First Saturday of every month: free

  • 945 20 37 07

  • 30 min - 1 h

    1 hour

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 18:30 Saturdays: 10:00 - 14:00 Sundays and Holidays: 11:00 - 14:00 Monday closed Location: C / Cuchillería, 54. 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz


Palacio "Escoriaza-Esquivel"

Exponent of Renaissance

  • It is worth going to the square where the Palace is located and admiring its Plateresque façade and structure.

  • If you are interested in knowing its interior and admiring its grandiose cloister, contact the Tourist Office to ask if they carry out guided group visits.

  • The palace is a 16th century construction and belonged to Fernán López de Escoriaza, doctor to Henry VIII of England and his wife Victoria de Anda y Esquivel.

  • Its owners never resided in the palace. First they lived in London and then Escoriaza, being in charge of the health care of Emperor Charles V, accompanied him on his long trips.

  • The structure has a square plan with two floors and an interesting sculptural work on the facade, whose façade is in the Plateresque style.

  • In its main door there are two effigies belonging to the same owners. Theseus and Hercules are also represented.

  • Since 2010, the building belongs to the City Council when it reached an agreement with the until then owner of the monumental complex, the Fundación Patronato Eclesiástico de Aguirre.

  • Currently it is only possible to access through previously agreed group visits.

  • Another of Vitoria's Renaissance palaces, the Escoriaza Esquivel, is very close to the Bibat. It is considered the best preserved example within this type of construction and can be confirmed by an external visit.

  • Free. Consult Tourism Office to visit

  • 945 16 15 98/945 16 15 99

  • 15 min - 30 min

    30 minutes.

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    For more information, consult the Tourist office. Location: C / Fray Zacarías Martínez 5


Artium, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo

One of the most complete modern collections

  • Visit the museum and enjoy the extra activities it offers.

  • If you are with children, do not miss the programs that the museum offers on weekends for the little ones. It is a different way to discover contemporary art. They must register in advance.

  • The Basque Museum of Contemporary Art is located where the old bus station used to be, 50 meters from another of the emblematic museums such as the BIbat.

  • It was inaugurated in 2002 and consists of around 3,000 pieces of contemporary art that bring together works by Basque and Spanish artists such as Picasso, Miró, barceló, Chillida, Oteiza, Cristina Iglesias and new generations.

  • It also has a complete program of temporary exhibitions of an excellent level.

  • In addition, it is a versatile and dynamic space that offers a multiplicity of artistic activities such as cinema, conferences, performing arts, workshops, among other activities.

  • The visit to this museum is of great interest because it is considered one of the most important exponents of Basque and Spanish art in recent years.

  • It is very well located, next to the old town and is worth it for the diversity of activities it offers.

  • General rate: € 5 Large family> 14 years: € 2.50 Students, unemployed and retired: € 2 Children under 14 and Artium friends: free. Activities for children: Adults: € 4. Children: € 1.

  • 945 20 90 00

  • 1 h - 2 h

    1 hour and a half

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Tuesday to Friday: from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 11:00 to 20:00. Monday except holidays closed. Mini Artium: Saturday mornings: children from 5 to 11 years old. Saturday afternoons: young people from 13 to 16 years old. Sundays for children from 3 to 5 years old. Address: C / Francia, nº 24. 01002 Vitoria-Gasteiz


Plaza de los Fueros

A corner to discover

  • We recommend visiting this square for how iconic and original it is. Accepted and rejected precisely for being far from the typical characteristics.

  • The Plaza de los Fueros is currently a triangle in which several important streets converge in the expansion of the city.

  • Originally the building in the Plaza de Abastos was located here, resisted at the time by the merchants who defended the sale in small establishments.

  • In 1981, the architect Ganchegui and sculptor Chillida was commissioned with a memorial to the fueros, commemorating their abolition in 1876.

  • Its structure, made of pink granite, consists of two levels, a pediment, a bowling alley, an oxen testing ground and a bleacher.

  • This structure was not very well received by the inhabitants, due to its apparent discomfort.

  • Despite the debates, it is an iconic node worth knowing, especially: - The statue Tribute to the Fueros, the work of Chillida. - Enjoy one of the outdoor shows.

  • Like so many corners of Vitoria, it is now time to discover an original and well-traveled redoubt in its location, not without debate on its origin.

  • Free

  • 0 min - 15 min

    15 minutes

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Location: Plaza de los Fueros, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz


El Caminante

Unique sculpture where to take a photo

  • It has become an emblematic work of Vitoria, very close to the Plaza Nueva and in the central area of the city. We recommend, therefore, not to stop passing, meet her and take a picture with the figure of the Walker.

  • It is a three and a half meter tall sculpture built in 1985 by the artist Juan José Eguizábal.

  • It is located in the heart of Vitoria, in the Plaza del Arca and represents an extremely thin young man on the move.

  • In principle, the sculpture was made of fiberglass and polyester but it was modified in 1989 for bronze to make it more resistant.

  • It represents a person in the act of walking who, passing through the city and so fascinated by Vitoria, decides to stay there.

  • It is impossible to know Vitoria without stopping for a few minutes to contemplate this curious urban sculpture that has become an icon of the city.

  • Free

  • 0 min - 15 min

    15 minutes

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


Parque de La Florida

A green space of 35 thousand square meters

  • Do not miss the opportunity to explore this immense and beautiful green space and discover, among the number of species, the 140-year-old American Black Walnut or the 40-meter high Virginia Tulip.

  • Tour and delight in the small Japanese Garden known as "Garden of Water".

  • The Florida Park is located in the heart of the city and has 35 thousand square meters made up of various species of trees.

  • It is in the expansion of Vitoria and is considered a true botanical garden of romantic style, typical of the nineteenth century in which it was designed.

  • Its hectares offer winding roads, small lakes and forests.

  • It has more than 95 species of trees and 79 of shrubs in which conifers, willows, and horse chestnuts abound.

  • Vitoria is characterized by being a city that offers green and healthy spaces and this site is the most emblematic. It is highly recommended to know it and visit it to know why Vitoria is considered a sustainable city.

  • Free

  • 1 h - 2 h

    1 hour and a half- 2 hours

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


Paseo de la Senda

3 km of pedestrian walk to discover

  • Walk the Paseo calmly, discovering each emblematic building until you reach Armentia.

  • If you like architecture, the Armentia neighborhood will dazzle you with its buildings. Take the opportunity to sit in one of its many restaurants to rest and taste the gastronomy of the Basque Country.

  • The Paseo de la Senda is a 3 km pedestrian route that connects the city center with Armentia, a residential area of Vitoria that is characterized by being one of the most luxurious in the city.

  • It reaches the Basilica of San Prudencio and on its way you pass the palaces and mansions from the beginning of the 20th century.

  • The basilica is surrounded by fields of herbs and in the area you can find many good places to eat.

  • It is a quiet walk, without slopes that can be done by anyone.

  • On the way you will cross the following sites: ○ Zulueta Palace ○ Zuloaga House ○ Headache House ○ Armory Museum ○ Villa Sofía ○ Ajuria Enea Palace ○ Palace of Fine Arts ○ Sculpture of San Prudencio, patron of the city. ○ Basilica of San Prudencio: emblematic Romanesque temple

  • At the end of the Florida park, this beautiful tree-lined pedestrian walk begins that runs through many of the emblematic buildings of Vitoria

  • It is a tour that you can do round trip in two hours.

  • Free

  • 2 h - 4 h

    2- 3 hours depending on whether it is used to eat

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


Calle Eduardo Dato

The commercial area par excellence

  • To visit a commercial area, we recommend you stroll down Calle Dato, which is brimming with activity.

  • Take the opportunity to take a souvenir or just sit in one of its many gastronomic places.

  • The Ensanche is the most commercial district of Vitoria, located to the south of the old part.

  • It formed the part of the city beyond the walls and is where the fairs and markets were held.

  • After more than six hundred years of being within the walls, Vitoria begins to expand outside of them. In 1781 it began to be urbanized with the construction of the Plaza de España, the starting point in the subsequent building efforts.

  • Los Arquillos abound in this sector of the city. It is about various squares and constructions erected at different levels to save the twenty meters of unevenness of the terrain existing in this part.

  • Among the most emblematic buildings and spaces are: ○ The Plaza de la Virgen Blanca. ○ Plaza de los Fueros. ○ Florida Walk. ○ Machete Square ○ Palace of the Provincial Council. ○ Plaza of Spain.

  • Our tour continues through the most commercial area of Vitoria, taking advantage of the privileged location that borders the Old Town.

  • Free

  • 30 min - 1 h

    30 minutes- 1 hour

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


Parque de Salburua

Fundamental part of the Green Belt of Vitoria

  • We recommend going first to the Ataria Interpretation Center and from there, take one of the marked itineraries to visit and get to know the wetland. The visits are self-guided and the park has several panels to facilitate the tour.

  • Don't miss the chance to admire the spectacular views from the raised viewpoint of the Interpretation Center to get a different view of Salburua.

  • You can rent a bike and do the total tour of the Green Belt in just over 2 hours.

  • The Salburua green space was created in 1994 as part of a work to recover the natural ecosystem of the region, characterized by being a wetland.

  • It is located to the east of Vitoria and consists of 206 hectares that are made up of two main lagoons, an oak grove and areas of prairies.

  • It is the most important natural area of the Green Belt and is very visited by city dwellers and by tourists or lovers of nature and ornithology.

  • It is considered the most important wetland in Europe and the great diversity of birds makes it an extremely tempting site for those who enjoy ornithology.

  • It consists of 9 km of road and various routes to travel it. The itineraries are divided into colors to facilitate their identification: blue for birds, white for invertebrates, green for botany and yellow for amphibians and reptiles.

  • In addition, it has an Ataria Interpretation Center and two special bird observatories to learn about the natural wealth.

  • The Interpretation Center has two floors dedicated to information on Salburua and a viewpoint from which the wetlands can be seen.

  • We start the day in one of the most important green spaces on the Green Belt.

  • This Ring is part of an important planning and restoration work with the aim of configuring an ecological and natural space around the city.

  • Free

  • 945 254 759

  • 2 h - 4 h

    3 and a half hours

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Winter hours (from November 1 to March 31): Mornings: from 10:00 to 14:00. Afternoons: from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Summer hours (from April 1 to October 31): Mornings: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Afternoons: from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Open from Monday to Sunday.


Jardín botánico de Olárizu

Entertainment and education in a natural environment

  • We recommend starting the visit at the Casa de la Dehesa, there you can visit the Visitor Center, learn about the different itineraries you can do and rent a bicycle.

  • Choose one of the marked itineraries: the return to the Olarizu Botanical Garden, Temperate Forests, Mediterranean Forests, Sub-Mediterranean Forests, Boreal and High Mountain Forests.

  • It is located in the southern part of the city, at the foot of Mount Olarizu and forms part of the Green Belt of Vitoria.

  • It has 120 hectares in which it houses a great diversity of plant species, managing to conserve more than a thousand.

  • Among all the species, it represents mainly those that form the European forests.

  • In addition to the fields and the Botanical Garden, the main sites to visit in Olarizu are La Casa de la Dehesa, which is the Visitor Center and offers an exhibition space that provides information on the plant world.

  • The Casa de la Dehesa also houses the Center for Environmental Studies (CEA)

  • We end the third day in Victoria in this Botanical Garden, which is ideal for combining recreational activities with the possibility of learning about the plant and animal world of the region.

  • The majority of visitors and inhabitants of Vitoria who decide to spend a day outdoors enjoy the Olarizu fields. There they can play football, go for a walk, eat. Or they can also ascend the hill and from there see the plain.

  • Free

  • 945 16 26 96

  • 2 h - 4 h

    3 and a half hours

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    The Olarizu Botanical Garden is a public park with no time limits for access, except for the space dedicated to the Garden of Useful Plants. Hours of the Garden of Useful Plants: October 1 to March 31: 08:30 - 17:45 April 1 to September 30: 08:00 - 21:00 Hours of attention to the public at Casa de la Dehesa and rental of bicycles: June 2019: Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, from 10.00-14: 00 and from 16: 00-20: 00. July and August 2019: Thursday and Friday from 10: 30-15: 00. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10.00-14: 00 and from 16: 00-20: 00. September 2019: Friday and Thursday the 12th, from 10: 30-15: 00. Days 20 and 27 closed. Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and the 11th, from 10: 00-14: 00 and from 16: 00-20: 00. October 2019: Thursday and Friday 10th and 1



We discover the Rioja Alavesa in its main village

  • Walk quietly around the town, its streets, the old town and enjoy the wine culture.

  • Be sure to visit one of its wineries, take the guided tour and taste its wines.

  • Among the many that exist, Casa la Primicia is special for its age. It is one of the first wineries in Rioja Alavesa (15th century). There you can also have lunch. To find out about schedules and prices: 945 621 266

  • Laguardia is one of the essential stops for being the capital of the region and for keeping its route intact and its historical idiosyncrasy.

  • Founded in the 10th century as a defensive site for the Kingdom of Navarra, it preserves its medieval layout and the two fortified churches of San Juan Bautista and Santa María de los Reyes in perfect condition.

  • As fundamental places to visit in the town, in addition to the named churches, we highlight: ○ Plaza de San Juan: where the Casa Palacio del Fabulista Samaniego is located. ○ Abbey Tower, old castle. ○ Streets of the medieval town. ○ Some winery in the area: we recommend La Primicia, as it is the oldest civil building.

  • The last day is dedicated to getting to know the surroundings of Vitoria. We chose to go to Rioja Alavesa, discover the wine route and its beautiful medieval regions.

  • Just 50 minutes from Vitoria Gasteiz, we find a dreamlike landscape and a deeply rooted culture and economy.

  • Free Check prices of wineries or wine museums

  • 2 h - 4 h

    3 hours and a half- 4 hours (visiting the town and a winery).

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


Chabola de La Hechicera

Perfectly preserved prehistoric dolmen

  • Be sure to visit the largest dolmen in the region. It is a different and interesting visit.

  • It is between Elvillar and Laguardia so it will not take you more than ten minutes to get there. From there you can enjoy an unbeatable landscape and environment.

  • A dolmen is a monument with funerary purposes where mass burials were made in prehistoric times.

  • It is made up of stone slabs embedded in the earth and a slab that rests horizontally.

  • The space between the vertical slabs forms the chamber, the place where the corpses and many of their belongings were deposited.

  • This dolmen was erected five thousand years ago and discovered in 1935, when the excavation and restoration work began.

  • The archaeological work managed to recover numerous materials, objects and the remains of human skeletons. Among the objects, vessels, stone axes, ornaments, arrowheads, among other things, were recovered. All this is kept in the Bibat museum.

  • According to the myth, this is a sacred place, the house of a witch who was heard singing on the mornings of San Juan.

  • Next to the dolmen, there is an explanatory panel to delve into the history and archaeological heritage of the area.

  • We take the car and drive less than ten minutes to appreciate one of the most valued monuments of antiquity: the Chabola de la hechicera dolmen.

  • It is a prehistoric funerary monument of the largest and best preserved that is worth visiting.

  • Free

  • +34 945 604 011

  • 15 min - 30 min

    30 minutes

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Location: Carretera Laguardia-Elvillar A-3228 - 01309


Paseo de Labraza

The best walled city in the world

  • We advise you to get to the town and explore its medieval quarter with ease, enjoying all its medieval magic.

  • Do not miss the opportunity to visit the pine forest that remains in the surroundings and observe the Moro fountain and the interior pipe decorated with a Gothic face.

  • Labraza is located in the municipality of Oyón, Basque Country, on a hill that can be seen on the horizon.

  • In 1196, Sancho VII of Navarra granted it the title of town, ordering it to be part of the defense of the kingdom.

  • It is a small town that preserves the medieval walled enclosure in perfect condition. This, with the passage of time, was integrated into the buildings and has become part of their structures.

  • The walls, its towers and machicolations are part of the cultural heritage. And the International Circle of Walled Cities awarded Labraza the award for the Best Walled City in the world, a recognition that is renewed every three years.

  • As essential places to visit, we highlight: ○ Historic center and the San Miguel Church, which is reached by entering through the south gate of the wall. ○ The Fuente del Moro, from the fourteenth century, in which there was a secret passage through which the town was accessed. ○ Pinar de Dueñas: the westernmost pine forest in Europe.

  • We finish the tour of Vitoria and its surroundings by approaching a very particular village: Labraza, just half an hour by car from Chabola de la Hechicera.

  • It is a town that keeps the particular charm of the small towns that have preserved their essence and all their past. With less than a hundred inhabitants, it keeps intact the medieval walls that have made its mark.

  • Free

  • 2 h - 4 h

    2 hours and half

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

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