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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  • In this square you can admire the typical picture of the city of Vitoria and be able to take a good photo
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  • It is a place where people live in it and makes you feel comfortable when you visit it. Visit forced to the figure of Celedon that is located in the area top of the square.
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  • This square kicks off the most commercial area of Vitoria, is a nearby Street began to emerge all the stores of well-known brands. It is a quiet square with bats around, the typical lineup of Vitoria made of grass, since it is the Church. For me it is better to visit her day, you can enjoy much more since you can appreciate it better with the light of day. From it you can go to the street market that make the first Saturday of each month. As Miss high streets and enjoy the charm of the old town!
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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.