Vitoria – of churches and history

Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spanish: Vitoria [biˈtoɾja]; Basque: Gasteiz [ɡas̺teis̻]; officially Vitoria-Gasteiz) is the capital city of the province of Álava and of the autonomous community of the Basque Country in northern Spain with a population of 235,661 people. It is the second largest Basque city. The dwellers of the city are called vitorianos or gasteiztarrak, while traditionally they are dubbed babazorros (Basque for ‘bean eaters’).

This city is absolutely charming, mixing both old and new together. I have this quaint little hotel room a few steps from the Museum Artium, Museum of Contemporary Art. I took a walk through the old part of town, and visited a cathedral as well as the Museum of of Sacred Art. What amazed me most about the Sacred Art Museum is the fact that there are no barriers to the art – ancient stones, statues, paintings are mere inches away from us. I obviously can´t show you all the pictures I took, but here are a few that really moved me.

If you want more information, let me know which pictures are of interest to you, otherwise, enjoy the show!

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Tomorrow we head towards La Puebla de Arganzon, an 18 km walk.
Cheers from Basque Country

One thought on “Vitoria – of churches and history

  1. Good morning Sylvie, your blog is amazing, makes me wish I was there.
    Are you on facebook? I can’t seem to find you.

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