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  Here are eigth good reasons why you should visit us:

1- Because Vitoria-Gasteiz is a monumental city.
The medieval quarter, declared a national monument in 1987, is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved of its kind in the North of the Iberian Peninsula.  Moreover, the city contains fine examples of a number of architectural styles, ranging from the Gothic to the Neoclassic.

2- Because of its beauty and modernity.
The expansion of the city in the 19th and 20th centuries involved a successful adaptation of traditional aesthetics to current requirements, by creating spaces and architectural structures of unquestionable beauty.

3- Because of its museums.
Vitoria-Gasteiz has a number of museums that bear witness to the history, art, nature and even the industrial tradition of the city. A wide and attractive range of possibilities is available to anyone interested in this aspect of culture.

4- Because of its nature.
Vitoria-Gasteiz has the highest ratio of green areas per inhabitant of any provincial capital. For example, we should point out that the city has more than 130,000 trees belonging to 150 different species. Moreover, the city is surrounded by a Green Ring, which you can explore on foot or by bicycle.

5- Because of its festivals and traditions.
The inhabitants of Vitoria celebrates a number of local festivals distributed throughout the year. The main festival, which is that of its patron saint, the Virgen Blanca, takes place on August 4-9. Basque traditions and sports are a feature of all these celebrations: from Basque "pelota" to rock-lifting...

6- Because of its ample and varied entertainment guide.
Another good reason for visiting Vitoria-Gasteiz is to attend one of the cultural and sporting events offered by the city all year roundo.

Some of the activities you should not miss are: Basque Film Week, the games festival, the jazz festival, the theatre project and rock festivals, our short-film festival and Ardoaraba, the international wine festival held each year during the Blessed Virgin bank holiday weekend in December.

7- Because of the shopping.
Believe us, shopping in Vitoria-Gasteiz is a pleasure. You will find crafts shops, bookshops and antique shops in the medieval quarter, as well as a number of specialised shops and large shopping centres.

8- Because of its gastronomy.
In Vitoria-Gasteiz you can try dishes ranging from the most traditional fare of the area to the most advanced creations of the new Basque cuisine. The offer of restaurants, steakhouses and cider bars is endless. You also have a varied offer of "pintxos" or "tapas" which you can try at several culinary festivals held during the year.

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