Vitoria an almost medieval city -Basque Country-Spain

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a walk with my camera and you if you want
a walk with my camera and you if you want

Hi friends

Today I am also going to show you a city that is very close to mine and that we will explore if you dare to walk with me.

We leave Bilbao on a bus trip, we don't want to find a place for the car and the trip takes just one hour, from Bilbao to Vitoria.

estación de autobuses
estación de autobuses

We have already arrived and we have several options.

The old town is about a 20 minute walk away.

You can also take the tram, the trip takes about 5 minutes.

https://www.euskotren.eus/ salida intermodal a Florida
https://www.euskotren.eus/ salida intermodal a Florida

But we did it on foot. I love to know the whole city and everything is flat and without slopes, so we calmly make the tour and see life in common and have a coffee.

José Noja is the author of the sculpture and ornamental fountain in the Plaza de La Constitución
José Noja is the author of the sculpture and ornamental fountain in the Plaza de La Constitución

We find this great fountain, with its pipes pouring water incessantly

They represent four intertwined hands
They represent four intertwined hands

Our objective is the historical center that we find immediately, nobody gets lost in Vitoria.

the road is all straight
the road is all straight

Vitoria-Gasteiz is the capital of the Basque Country and of the province of Álava. With 250,000 inhabitants

We started to see the park that surrounds a beautiful Gothic cathedral that I will leave for our friends from Architecture+Design as they will be amazed and it is something that no one can miss.

in love with the gothic
in love with the gothic

The new cathedral has a collection of impressive and well-preserved gargoyles.

Las gárgolas y quimeras del gótico - las gárgolas y quimeras del gótico
Las gárgolas y quimeras del gótico - las gárgolas y quimeras del gótico 

Already in love with here, everything reminds you of ancient times, a city full of peace and clean its buildings still preserve the stones of its facades, as if we were going back in time

Architectural detail plus beauty
Architectural detail plus beauty

we wear the mask on the street, as long as we have no distance
we wear the mask on the street, as long as we have no distance

We walk slowly, delighting in the surroundings.

the viewpoints of an immaculate white
the viewpoints of an immaculate white

The bicycle is also a good means of transport.
The bicycle is also a good means of transport.

In five minutes we are in the square in the very center of the heart of Vitoria

The White Virgin, this is where the festivities begin on August 4 at 6:00 p.m. here there is no room for a soul (these last two years suspended due to the pandemic)

a good time to quench our thirst
a good time to quench our thirst

Why not take a picture through the hole in a sculpture?

We see Church of San Miguel Arcángel

enjoying photography
enjoying photography 

We have to find the information and tourism office, something very important to see everything and not leave anything behind on our adventure.

on the right side of the Plaza de la Virgen White
on the right side of the Plaza de la Virgen White

Some arches and arcades attract my attention we have to go under to get there.

come on come on don’t be afraid
come on come on don't be afraid

We find the Plaza Nueva. Here in Bilbao it is also called like that.

In the background on the left we find information and tourism.

here they will inform you of everything in your own language
here they will inform you of everything in your own language

The bows I love make the photograph look beautiful.

Vitoria within its history is a modern city where we can find sculptures in any corner such asthe Walker

El Caminante-El Caminante
El Caminante-El Caminante

But we go back on our way and return to the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca

There will begin the road to history where King Sancho named it "New Victoria" in 1181.

It has always been a privileged enclave since it is located between the Castilian plateau and the road to Europe, it is the capital of the Basque Country and although we are twin brothers, in time we differ, as we live on the coast our climate is more humid and rainy. , being the one of Vitoria more Castile with hot summers and cold winters.

detalle de la arquitectura
detalle de la arquitectura

Now our path is transformed. It touches to climb stairs

The streets all have their name plates you will not have lost

butchers canton
butchers canton

We walk aimlessly, it is what we like slowly enjoying every corner, like the one in this mural.

El triunfo del street art vitoriano - el triunfo de Vitoria
El triunfo del street art vitoriano - el triunfo de Vitoria

A few more meters and we have the wall, well what remains of it.

It is in good condition and is very beautiful with its towers.

rear
rear

transports us to the Middle Ages
transports us to the Middle Ages

You will never go thirsty for water in our cities, it is something we have in all of them and in abundance.

Here I do have to advise you, book before lunch, in August if you don't you will end up as we look for what you are looking for, all busy so we ended up where they gave us food we could not choose, but do not worry if it happens to you Like us, you can eat well and relatively cheap anywhere here.

Our walk continues and we find a gem, this you cannot miss.

Casa Torre del Portalón-La puerta del siglo XV
Casa Torre del Portalón-La puerta del siglo XV

On the other side of the gate we find the Plaza de la Burulleria

With another great mural

Tour del arte urbano por Vitoria 

We have almost consumed our day in this beautiful city and we look at the balconies full of red geraniums, all so taken care of.

But we have time to admire this architectural and floral beauty that is the Palacio de Congresos de Europa,

Tstill green and so big so different from my city that as the mountains surround us we don't have so much space

Palace of Congresses of Europe-A living building -Palacio de Congresos de Europa-Un edificio vivo
Palace of Congresses of Europe-A living building -Palacio de Congresos de Europa-Un edificio vivo

Consejos de viaje

The whole route can be done on foot with the whole family, also by bicycle and public transport, few slopes, some stairs, good food and drink, cheap prices.

If it is winter, warm clothes and an umbrella at halftime.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing the environment around me.

Celedón the real king of parties
 Celedón the real king of parties

I hope you like a part of our small country that is Euskal Herria

agosto 2021
agosto 2021

I hope you like a part of our small country that is Euskal Herria
I hope you like a part of our small country that is Euskal Herria

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No cabe duda de que Vitoria es una ciudad espléndida, hermosa donde las haya y con unas tradiciones tan antiguas, que da gusto perderse por sus calles y conocer sus edificios más emblemáticos. Me alegra haber tenido un primer vistazo de una ciudad, que por desgracia, sólo conseguí vislumbrar de lejos, pues los avatares de los viajes en ocasiones nos hacen alejarnos de sitios de verdadero interés. Pero habiendo conocido parte de esta inconmensurable ciudad, de tu mano, tendré sumo placer en pateármela algún día, quizás no muy lejano. Formidable entrada y toda una reseña para conocer una de las ciudades más importantes del país.

There is no doubt that Vitoria is a splendid city, beautiful where they exist and with such ancient traditions that it is a pleasure to get lost in its streets and discover its most emblematic buildings. I am glad to have had a first glimpse of a city, which unfortunately, I only managed to glimpse from afar, as the vicissitudes of travel sometimes make us get away from places of real interest. But having known part of this immeasurable city, from your hand, I will have great pleasure in kicking it some day, perhaps not too far away. Formidable entry and a whole review to know one of the most important cities in the country.

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