At the base of Vitoria’s medieval Casco Viejo is the delightful Plaza de la Virgen Blanca. It’s lorded over by the 14th-century Iglesia de San Miguel, whose statue of the Virgen Blanca, the city’s patron saint, lends its name to the plaza below.

The 14th-century Iglesia de San Pedro Apóstol is the city’s oldest church and has a fabulous Gothic frontispiece on its eastern facade.