Vitoria-Gasteiz city, Spain v1.0
Spanish city, capital of the province of Álava, located in the center of the Llanada de Vitoria, it is located on a mound that dominates the Zadorra valley. The city, which was an agricultural center, has become a notable industrial and commercial hub. Alongside the classic food and agriculture industries, metallurgical processing industries, agricultural machinery and automobiles have developed. The designation as the seat of the Basque government has increased the weight of the administration. It was founded by Sancho I of Navarra in 1181. Alfonso VIII incorporated it to Castile, maintaining its privileges. During the s. XV suffered internal struggles between the Calleja and the Ayala. It began a period of decline in the s. XVI (expulsion of the Jews and war of the communities), from which it would not recover until the s. XVIII. In 1976, the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country was approved by referendum, which endowed Euskadi with a Basque government and parliament.
Vitoria Gasteiz is internationally known for being one of the most accessible and green cities in Europe, an aspect that, together with its cultural and historical richness, make it one of the most interesting spaces in the Basque Country. An urban nucleus, which we recommend you visit during any trip to Euskadi.
Taking as a reference the impressive medieval almond, the historic center of Vitoria Gasteiz, we will make a route through each and every one of the tourist attractions of the city. A tour that will take us to know both the interior and the exterior of the old walls that protected the city. Vitoria Gasteiz, capital of the province of Álava (Araba in Euskera) and of the autonomous community of Euskadi itself, is known throughout the Basque Country for its quality of life, its large green spaces, its gastronomy and of course, for its great culture and history.