Vitoria: a leisurely way to explore the city
Interior of Santa María Cathedral in Vitoria. Álava.
Imagine the thrill of walking along scaffolding 16 metres above the ground and looking inside a Gothic cathedral. If that experience appeals to you, you can try it in Vitoria. That’s because the Santa María cathedral is organising guided visits to view the restoration works currently taking place in the building so you can see its enormous arches and columns in a completely new and original light.
But you’ll also discover that Vitoria is a city made for strolling. You'll love wandering through the old town, climbing to the top of the city wall, seeing the Renaissance mansions all around you... and if you want to see the city in more comfort, you can take the tourist train. The first Saturday of each month you’ll also find a market in this part of town where you can buy antiques, gastronomic products…
Vitoria also looks to its visitors like one big garden. You can relax in large urban parks like the Florida or stroll around the green belt surrounding the city, where you may see animals such as stag or mink.