19 Sights in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (with Map and Images)
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The Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country-Artium Museoa is a Spanish museum dedicated to contemporary art and culture located in Vitoria. The museum has an important collection of Basque and Spanish art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, a fund with about 3,000 pieces. The Artium Museum is also distinguished by its temporary exhibitions, both collective -with themes linked to the current time- and individual. Some of the main and most significant creators of the national and international scene have passed through its halls. The building is a unique construction whose three quarters are below street level, which has given it the nickname of museum-winery, and is the work of the Vitorian architect José Luis Catón. The museum opened on April 26, 2002.
2. Teatro Principal Antzokia
The Teatro Principal is a theatre located at Calle de San Prudencio, number 29, in Vitoria. It was devised by Cesáreo Iradier, who was inspired by the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. Its inauguration was in 1918 with the name of Nuevo Teatro de Vitoria. The opening of the theater was possible thanks to the contributions of the citizens of Vitoria with the purchase of shares. In 1961 it was renamed as it is today, in memory of the old theatrical building that had been in the same place between 1822 and 1914. For many decades it was used as a cinema. In 1992 it was renovated by the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Álava and the City Council of Vitoria.
3. Armoury Museum
The Armoury Museum of Álava, located on the Paseo de Fray Francisco and adjacent to the Palace of Ajuria Enea in the city of Vitoria (Álava) Spain, monographically exhibits weapons, uniforms and various objects related to the war activities of various eras and cultures, from Prehistory to the early twentieth century. Of its sections, the one dedicated to the Battle of Vitoria of 1813, in the context of the Spanish War of Independence, is especially interesting.
4. Convento de Santa Cruz
The convent of Santa Cruz is located between Calle de la Pintorería, Calle de San Vicente de Paúl and the canton of Santa María, within the historic center of the Spanish city of Vitoria. Its architecture presents Gothic-Renaissance characteristics and since its foundation in the sixteenth century it is inhabited without interruption by a community of cloistered Dominican nuns, being the oldest Vitorian monastery preserved and with religious life.
5. Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art
The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art of Álava is located in the ambulatory space of the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in the city of Vitoria, Álava. Its access is through the south door of the transept of the Cathedral, facing Monseñor Cadena y Eleta Street and Florida Park. Since July 2022 it has a new official website with useful information, easy access, with historical and didactic data thanks to a very intuitive navigation.
6. Santuario de Estibaliz
The Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Estíbaliz is a sanctuary located in Argandoña within the municipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain. It is surrounded with green forests and it has the view of the entire province as it is located in a small hill 9 km away from the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Here stands the patroness of Álava. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1931.
7. Natur Zientzien museoa/Museo de Ciencias Naturales
The Museum of Natural Sciences of Álava is installed in the Tower of Doña Ochanda, an old medieval defensive building in the city of Vitoria, Basque Country, Spain. It exhibits important geological, botanical and zoological collections, highlighting for its interest the findings of fossil amber in the province, of great value for its biological inclusions of the Cretaceous period.
8. Arriagako eliza/Iglesia de Arriaga
The Church of San Vicente de Arriaga is a Catholic parish church located in the city of Vitoria. It was built between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Gothic-Renaissance style, although externally neoclassical architecture predominates, the result of important additions and reforms in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
9. San Antonio komentua/Convento de San Antonio
The convent of San Antonio, whose true invocation is La Purísima Concepción, is located in the pedestrian Plaza del General Loma in the Spanish city of Vitoria. Building built in the seventeenth century in classicist baroque style, inhabited by a community of Poor Clare nuns, functioning the church as a parish of regular worship.
10. Catedral de María Inmaculada / Maria Sortzez Garbiaren katedrala
The Cathedral of María Inmaculada de Vitoria (Basque: Maria Sortzez Garbiaren katedrala, Spanish: Catedral de María Inmaculada de Vitoria, usually known as "The new Cathedral" is a Neogothic-style, Roman Catholic cathedral located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque country, Spain. It was built in the first half of the 20th century.
11. San Pedro eliza/Iglesia de San Pedro
The Church of San Pedro Apóstol is a medieval church located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. It was built in the late 13th and early 14th centuries as a fortress church due to its location next to the city walls. The construction of the current tower started in 1708, while the southern portico was added in 1897.
Wikipedia: Church of San Pedro Apóstol, Vitoria-Gasteiz (EN)
12. Arte Ederren museoa/Museo de Bellas Artes
The Museum of Fine Arts of Álava is located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Country. Since its opening in 1942, it has undergone many transformations. The museum is dedicated to Spanish art from the 18th to the 20th century and to Basque art from the period 1850–1950.
13. Andre Mariaren Jasokundearen eliza
The church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Lasarte, Vitoria is an advanced Gothic building that has ribbed vaults. In the nineteenth century the walls were maestrera, and a strong denticulated cornice was built, which rests on pilasters with compound capitals.
Wikipedia: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Lasarte) (ES)
14. El Carmen eliza/Iglesia del Carmen
The Church of Carmen is a Catholic temple integrated into the Convent of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers of Vitoria. Built in modern neoclassical style and consecrated in 1900, it is located on Manuel Iradier Street in the capital of Alava.
15. Babesgabetuen eliza / Iglesia de Desamparados
The Church of Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados is a Catholic parish church in the city of Vitoria. It is a modern construction, part of whose interior furniture comes from the demolished church of the Alava town of Galarreta.
Wikipedia: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados (Vitoria) (ES)
16. Santa Maria eliza/Iglesia de Santa María
The Church of Santa María is a Catholic parish church of Vitoria built in Gothic style in the fourteenth century and annexed to the Cathedral of Santa María, or Old Cathedral, which was originally the Chapel of Santiago.
17. Armentiako basilika / Basilica de Armentia
The Basilica of San Prudencio de Armentia is a basilica located in Armentia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain. It was built in the 12th-century in Romanesque style. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1931.
18. Catedral de Santa María / Santa Maria katedrala
The Cathedral of Santa María de Vitoria is a Gothic-style, Roman Catholic cathedral located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque country, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1931 and a World Heritage Site in 2015.
19. Mendoza dorretxea / Torre de Mendoza
The Tower of Mendoza is a tower located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1984. The tower is strategically located between the roads of Old Castile and the Ebro river.
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