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Vitoria-Gasteiz

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Vitoria-Gasteiz

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Location: Vitoria is loacted in the heart of the basque country south of Bilbao.

Travel: You can visit Vitoria coming from Bilbao Airport on a toll road or using public transport (bus). Vitoria has a small Airport with a few flight destinations.

Vitoria is the polical capital of the Basque country and administtration was recently relocated from Bilbao to Vitoria.

Language: mainly spanish, but basque language is common, english is not spoken everywhere

Festivals: 5th January Holly three kings

           First week of August Fiesta "Celedon"
           24 December Christmas parade

Shopping: Two new shopping malls where 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 tradional small shops in the town centre such as Calle Dato. This is the place where you find Vitorias best shops and bars as well.

Eat out: traditionally you can have a few small drinks in the bars around the town centre and enjoy this with some tapas. Usually has every bar 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.