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Recently Ryanair has opened new line from the Airport of Vitoria to very low prices.
Ryanair has opened a flight connection from London Stansted to Vitoria. Currently the air fares are very low.
==Get around==
==Get around==

Revision as of 12:49, 10 April 2006

This is an article about the Spanish city of Vitoria. For the Brazilian city, see Vitória

Vitoria is located in the heart of the Basque Country in Spain, 66 km south of Bilbao, 114 km from San Sebastian and 351 km from Madrid.

Vitoria, Plaza De Espana


Vitoria is the political capital of the Basque country and administration was recently relocated from Bilbao to Vitoria. Spanish is the main language, but Basque language is common and English is not spoken everywhere.

Visitor information: Tourist office at Plaza General Loma 1 is open daily from 9 am till 7 pm, closed at midday.

Get in

You can visit Vitoria coming from Bilbao Airport on a toll road or using public transport (bus). Vitoria has a small Airport (Aeropuerto Vitoria-Foronda) 8 km north of the town with a few flight destinations.

Ryanair has opened a flight connection from London Stansted to Vitoria. Currently the air fares are very low.

Get around


The Festivals:

  • 5th January Holly three kings
  • Mid July Festival de Jazz de Vitoria Gasteiz
  • First week of August Fiesta "Celedon"
  • 24 December Christmas parade



Two new shopping malls were opened in the north of Vitoria on the road going to Bilbao comprising grocery, DIY, cinemas, bars and everything else you need. Or go to the traditional small shops in the town center such as Calle Dato. This is the place where you find Vitoria's best shops and bars as well.

Leather and shoes is always an option in Spain and especially in Vitoria. Ayestaran located in Calle Dato is a place where you can find nice stuff. Sadly, it is expensive.

Corte Ingles is Spain's flagship retailer and the store is located in the center of the town: you can probably find everything you want, but it is pricy by Spanish standards.


Traditionally you can have a few small drinks in the bars around the town center and enjoy this with some tapas. Usually every bar has one speciality and it is interesting to taste them and then you go to another bar. The boiling point for bar visits is at 2 pm just before lunch time. The Basque cuisine is one of the best in Spain and Vitoria has restaurants in all categories.

  • Bar Saburdi located on Calle Dato is the most famous bar in Vitoria. You can find a great variety of small snacks and everything is of the highest quality. The pancito con jamon is excellent.


Around the town center there is a bar every few meters. Some are designed for younger people other do all ages.


Get out

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