Vitoria - The City
Vitoria’s origins go back to 1181 when King Sancho VI founded a walled town to protect the Kingdom of Navarre. Today there are many reasons to go there. The medieval quarter is one of the best historic centres preserved in the north of Spain. You will discover a rich history, such as the churches dating from the Gothic period, and the several palaces which reflect the splendour of the Renaissance.
The Baroque style also left its mark, with a special mention for the Church of San Miguel. Vitoria has harmoniously combined its historic past and modernity. The neoclassical urban expansion to the south is characterised by the many balconies which overlook the bustling streets, adorned by the works of numerous Basque sculptors. There you will enjoy magnificent walks in finely conceived parks and greens.