It is a green city with an abundance of natural spaces and is very close to the Rioja Alavesa, a world-wide wine tourism enclave.
Santa María Cathedral: built at the end of the 13th century and throughout the 14th century, it is located in the old quarter of Vitoria-Gasteiz. It has a Latin cross floor plan, a large transept and an ambulatory with chapels. It is currently being restored and visitors can see the archaeological and restoration work on the Gothic church in person.
Finally, the crypt of the cathedral has been converted into a museum. Visitors can learn about the history of the building and that of the city itself.
Zabalgana, Salburua, Olarizu and Armentia: the Green Belt. It is a circular visit, so you can start at either Zabalgana or Armentia. A natural environment threatened by degradation, it contains meadows, lagoons and a gall oak forest.
The Zabalgana and Salburua parks are linked by a green promenade that follows the course of the River Zadorra, bordering the town centre as far as Gamarra Park, a recreational area.
The Salburua Park has signposted routes to get to know it in detail. It is the enclave of greatest ecological value in the capital of Alava and one of the most important inland wetlands in the Basque Country.
The Basilica of San Prudencio de Armentia is located near a space containing 165 hectares of gall oak, maple, beech, holly and hazel trees. There is also wildlife such as birds, squirrels and wild boar.
Old quarter: It preserves the medieval almond-shaped layout that was given to it more than eight centuries ago. It stands on a hill overlooked by the Cathedral of Santa María.
The streets are home to the oldest and most unique buildings in the town. Highlights include the Portalón, a spectacular medieval brick inn, and the Torre de los Anda. Also the Casa del Cordón, the Bendaña Palace, which houses the Bibat Museum, the Church of San Vicente, the Villasuso Palace and the Arquillos viewpoint.
Artium Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo: the Artium museum is suitable for all ages with the possibility of participating in the proposed activities. It focuses on contemporary Basque and Spanish art from the mid-20th century to the present day.
It has a unique architecture in which most of the exhibition area is below ground level. Outside, you can see works by Richard Serra, Jorge Oteiza and Eduardo Chillida.