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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…
Basque in Vitoria-Gasteiz

El Clarete

Foodies flock to this outpost of culinary creativity, one of Vitoria's best restaurants. The menu changes based on seasonal produce, and might feature seafood risotto, foie with rich port wine sauce or roast lamb, t…
Pintxos in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Saburdi

One of the best, if somewhat underrated, pintxos spots in town, Saburdi serves up gourmet creations featuring high-end ingredients. Nibble on creamy codfish-stuffed peppers, Iberian ham topped with egg, tuna with ro…
Pintxos in Vitoria-Gasteiz

PerretxiCo

This award-winning eatery packs in the crowds with its perfect, creative bites like mini-servings of mushroom risotto, grilled foie with apples and pine nuts, or codfish tempura. For something more substantial, book…
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…