TOURS AT THE HISTORIC TOWN OF VITORIA-GASTEIZ

A walking tour around the Historic Center of the city. Starting from the Touristic Office (Plaza de España), the route takes around 2 and a half hours. We enter the Medieval Town and have a look at the renaissance palaces and manors of Villasuso, Casa del Cordón, Escoriaza-Esquibel, El Portalón and Montehermoso. We visit as well the Playing Cards Fournier Museum, with one of the biggest collection in the world. We will have the opportunity to see the medieval walls of the city, and the Santa Maria Cathedral (s. XIV) formerly used as a deffensive bastion. After visiting the church of Sam Miguel, with the Virgen Blanca sculpture ,patron virgin of the city, we finish the tour with the Plaza del Matxete, Plaza de España and Plaza de la Virgen Blanca.

TIMETABLES: Holy Week, July, August, September and long weekends. Saturdays all year. Time: Departure 11h30 from Touristic Office. PRICES: 5€ APROX. DURATION: 2h.

GUIDED BICYCLE TOURS

The best way to discover the outskirts of Vitoria is the guided bicycle tour. You will discover three different locations: the green ring in Salburua, the historic site of Armentia and the road to Santiago in Estíbaliz. We move along car free bicycle paths, and sightseens are splendid. There are a few stops planned and the tour ends with a guided visit to the end spot.

VISITS TO THE MEDIEVAL WALLS The Medieval Town brings you the opportunity to discover the city history with a walk along the old medieval walls of Gasteiz (s. XI). The visit starts at the Santa María Cathedral, where there are still some remaining parts of the wall. Going out of the church, you will enter a 3000 square meters area very pleasant path, with aromatic species designed for the viewing of the walls. They first defend the village, then the City of Vitoria.

The tour goes by a footbridges system and allows you to watch 300 meters length of the ancient walls, limited by four towers. The recovered part of the walls are located between the Cantón de la Soledad and Cantón de la Carnicerías and visitors will enjoy one of the unique sites of the city. Pza de la Burullería Tel.: 00 34 945 255 135 Previous reservation needed.

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