Overview of Vitoria-Gasteiz:
There are limited flights to Vitoria, though Bilbao or Zaragoza are more likely options.
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What to Do in Vitoria-Gasteiz:
- Go for pintxos The Basque Country calls tapas 'pintxos' and you'll get some nice ones on c/Datos and c/Cuchilleria. Bilbao and San Sebastian may be better, but here is cheaper.
- See Vitoria's TWO Cathedrals That's right, they have two cathedrals - Maria Immaculada and Santa Maria.
- The Artium & Museo de Bellas Artes art galleries Found on (c/Francia) and (c/Fray Frisco) respectively.
- Check out the city's museums: the playing card museum (c/Cuchillería), the museum of archeology (c/Correría) and the natural science museum (Siervas de Jesus).
- Arrive in Spain! Ryanair flies very cheaply to Vitoria Airport
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Distance to Vitoria :
From Barcelona 569km - 6h by car, 7h30 by bus, 7h by train, 1h20 flight (with Iberia). Read more on Barcelona
From Seville 820km - 8h45 by car, no bus, train or plane. Read more on Seville
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First Impressions of Vitoria-Gasteiz:
From the bus station, cross the road and take c/Esperanza to reach the Artium. Ignore the terrible pun (it's an atrium that has art in it, geddit?) and the even worse sculpture outside - the collection inside is well worth seeing. Afterwards, continue heading west and walk into the old town, a collection of narrow streets that feel more like an outer suburb than the center of a city, until you reach c/Cuchillería.
From here you can turn right and head up to the Museo Fournier de los Naipes (the card museum) and then on to Museo de Arqueología or left and down to Plaza de España and Plaza de la Virgen Blanca.
Plaza de España, though not the most exciting of Spain's plazas, has a nice collection of shops around its edge and signifies that you have re-entered the new part of town. At the bottom edge of the square is c/Dato, Vitoria-Gasteiz's shopping district and the heart of modern-day Vitoria.