Vitoria-Gasteiz attractions

Top Choice Museum in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Artium

Vitoria’s palace of modern art may not have much in the way of grand architecture, but it stages some of the most daring and thought-provoking exhibitions in the Basque Country. Art lovers shouldn't miss this temple…
Top Choice Cathedral in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Catedral de Santa María

At the summit of the old town and dominating its skyline is the medieval Catedral de Santa María. Although the church has been undergoing a lengthy restoration project for many years, it is open for guided visits, w…
Park in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Anillo Verde

Ringing the city is the Anillo Verde (Green Belt), the pride of Vitoria. A series of interconnecting parks, ponds and marshes linked to one another by cycle paths, this 31km loop is one of the reasons Vitoria was na…
Museum in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Bibat

The Museo de Arqueología and the Museo Fournier de Naipes are combined into one museum known as Bibat. The Museo de Arqueología has interactive displays that bring the dim and distant past to life. The eccentric Mus…
Museum in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Museo de Armería

On a peaceful, tree-lined boulevard southwest of the centre, this low-lit armaments museum showcases weapons used over the centuries, from Bronze Age spearheads to 19th-century muskets. The global collection include…
Gallery in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Museo de Bellas Artes

Housed in an exquisite neo-Renaissance building, the absorbing Museo de Bellas Artes has Basque paintings and sculpture from the 18th and 19th centuries. The works of local son Fernando de Amaríca are on display and…
Cathedral in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Catedral de María Inmaculada

Vitoria’s cathedral might look old, but in fact it only dates from the early 1970s. There are some impressive, fairly adventurous stained-glass windows and a neck-stretchingly high nave. More interesting, though, is…
Market in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Vitoria-Gasteiz Market

A wonderful covered market that has all the fruits, vegetables, wines, breads, desserts and other ingredients for a memorable feast. If you're not self-catering, you can still hit one of the 8 gastrobars in the cent…
Museum in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro

Contains some early Christian stone carvings and Basque crosses, detailed paintings of biblical scenes and a glittering ensemble of crucifixes and ceremonial crosses. There are some fine 17th- and 18th-century paint…
Church in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel

At the base of Vitoria's medieval Casco Viejo is the delightful Plaza de la Virgén Blanca, which is lorded over by the 14th-century Iglesia de San Miguel whose statue of the Virgén Blanca lends her name to the Plaza…