FREE TOUR VITORIA
The best option to discover the city in an economical way.
What does the Free Tour Vitoria consist of?
Possibly your best option to get to know Vitoria in a fun and authentic way.
A moment of culture and fun for everyone.
Enjoy your free tour in Vitoria as a couple, with friends or in a group!
Free tours of Vitoria are the perfect excuse to take some time to learn more about Spain’s cultural heritage.
The free tours Vitoria are free tours organized by guides that show the most emblematic tourist sites of a town or city. These tours are usually done on foot.
While there are several options and types of free tours in Spain, most are usually tours that include approximately 10 to 12 people. and last between 1 and 3 hours depending on the planned itinerary.
In any case, always check the detailed information we provide to know all the details of your free tour: schedules, cancellation policy, meeting point and all the information you need to make the most of your experience without having to worry about anything.
What to see and do in Vitoria?
also known simply as Gasteiz, is a Spanish city and municipality located in the center of the province of Alava, in the Basque Country. The town is located on the banks of the river
in a plain that forms part of the Ebro Basin. According to 2018 data, Gasteiz has a population of 244,879 inhabitants, making it the most populated capital of Alava and the eleventh most populated city in the Basque Country. The city is home to numerous government institutions and entities and has an important historical and artistic heritage.
Cathedral of Santa Maria
The Cathedral of Santa María de Vitoria-Gasteiz Vitoria-Gasteiz is a gothic cathedral located in the city of
in the Basque Country. It was built in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, and is considered one of the best examples of the Gothic style in Spain. The cathedral is dedicated to Santa Maria, and its interior houses numerous works of art, including the main altarpiece, one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe, and the chapel of the Santísimo Cristo de la Luz, considered a jewel of Gothic art.
The medieval wall of
is located in the historic center of the city and is one of the best preserved in Europe. It is a typical construction of the 13th century, although it has some earlier and later parts.
Villa Suso Palace
The Palace of Villa Suso is an old stately residence located in the city of
in the Basque Country. It was built in the mid-sixteenth century and is considered one of the best examples of Renaissance civil architecture in the area. The history of the palace is closely linked to the Suso family, an important Basque noble family that lived here for many centuries.
We will start the
guided tour of Vitoria
in the centrally located Plaza de España. It might seem that this is just another square, but it is not. It houses a peculiar detail that makes it very special … Just a few steps away is the
square of the Virgen Blanca
where we will see the famous landscaped sign with the name of the city. It is also the place where, during the patron saint’s festivities, the descent from the very sky of
. Do you know the origin of this curious character?
Our free tour of Vitoria will continue through the
towards the medieval wall. This defensive system that has survived to the present day has a unique feature: it is upside down! What could be the reason for such a significant oversight? Very close to the ancient walls, we will contemplate the
cathedral of Santa Maria
. In front of it, we will discover why the famous Welsh novelist Ken Follet was inspired by this temple for his successful literary saga of The Pillars of the Earth.
From the cathedral we will head towards the
the site of the historic
Palace of Villa Suso
. In it, an ambassador of Emperor Charles V went mad due to… Well, we’d better unveil it during the tour.
We will finish this walk through Vitoria in front of the
church of San Miguel Arcángel
. In the portico of its facade we will appreciate the niche with the carving of the Virgen Blanca, patron saint of the city. Legend has it that this virgin saw snow in the capital of Alava… On August 5th! What is the truth of this story?
Meeting Point and Duration
The meeting point is the Tourist Office, Plaza de España. The duration is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.