Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz
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Rising to prominence in the 17th century, during the expansion of the city of Vitoria, Plaza de la Virgen Blanca today continues to serve as a popular meeting place and hub of the surrounding town. Admire the wood-and-glass verandas and traditional construction of 19th-century Spanish homes surrounding the square. The large monument in the center, dedicated to the 1813 Battle of Vitoria, commemorates the victory that forced Napoleon’s retreat from Spain. Grab a coffee or some local Basque treats from one of the surrounding cafes, and explore the plaza’s many nooks and crannies. Be sure to bring your camera, as the surrounding buildings, backed by the spire of the Church of San Miguel, provide a popular photo opportunity. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Vitoria-Gasteiz holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Nice and open square, bustling. In the Center stands the monument to the battle of Vitoria. Surrounded by bars, nerve centre of Vitoria
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  • It must be obliged to pass through this very nice site and good reference point for visiting the city.
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  • We have been here a few times normally around May or June when the weather is sunny and warm. Now in November it is cold and often drizzly and wet. Much like Canada this time of year. The plaza is alw...  more »
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  • A great square with amazing architecture and an interesting historical background. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby.
  • A very beautiful square! Very lively on Friday evenings and weekends. The place to be for people of all ages . . .
  • It a great place to walk around, check out the little stores, try some food, meet friends and enjoy the weekend. Lot of things to see.
  • This square is the true heart of Vitoria. Local people like to gather here or cross it while walking through the nice pedestrian streets of Vitoria's center.
  • Just about perfect, given the right season.