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Best Free Tours in Vitoria-Gasteiz
With Bilbao and San Sebastian, Vitoria-Gasteiz is the third touristic gem of the Basque Country. With 8 centuries of history, lots of green areas, and a long tradition of food and wine, this sophisticated city makes a perfect weekend getaway. Whether you're visiting for the first time or you want to rediscover the city, the Free Walking Tours in Vitoria-Gasteiz are perfect for you. In particular, the Essential Vitoria-Gasteiz City Tour is a comprehensive walk around the old town led by a local guide who will take you to the best landmarks of the city, as well as show you some secret places that only locals know about! For those who come to the Basque Country to explore one of the most exciting food scenes in the world, there are Free Food Tours available. These entertaining walks let you discover traditional taverns, mouth-gathering dishes and many more local customs with an engaging guide and a small group of international travelers.
Highlights of a Free Tour in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Free Tours in Vitoria-Gasteiz will take you on a journey through a city both modern and old. Why? On the one hand, the charming old town of Vitoria-Gasteiz is the best kept secret in northern Spain. This perfectly preserved medieval town is surrounded by an impressive 11th-century defensive wall and boasts of being one of the few cities in the world with two cathedrals. In fact, the Cathedral of Santa Maria has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The Virgen Blanca square, with the Monument to the Battle of Vitoria is another must-see spot. On the other hand, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a modern city where you can walk along large avenues lined with trees and visit elegant boutiques between Calle Gorbea and Avenida de Gasteiz. In addition, the ARTIUM is a must-visit contemporary museum with more than 3,000 works by Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chillida and other great Spanish artists.
Things to Do in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Less than an hour from Bilbao and San Sebastián, Vitoria-Gasteiz offers an impressive regional gastronomy with delicious pintxos and tapas at much more affordable prices than other cities. Here, you can escape tourist traps and join various "pintxo pote" routes to discover the most authentic Basque food—this is the Basque equivalent of the Happy Hour offer, where a pintxo and a drink are sold together for a discounted price. Otherwise, join Vitoria-Gasteiz Free Walking Tours and head to the Abastos Market to find outstanding gastrobars and taste some wines of the Rioja Alavesa and the ‘txakoli’ (slightly sparkling, very dry white wine). You might feel like doing some outdoor activities after so much indulgence. Thankfully, Vitoria-Gasteiz is one of the most modern and sustainable cities in Spain. It is surrounded by a Green Belt made up of large parks where you can spend a day strolling. Our favorite is Florida Park.