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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  • A lovely square, with tremendous taste, as well as throughout the city. The truth is that I was surprised very much, for good and I recommend it to everyone.
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  • Been perfect these days with a mounted tent is professed for children which was crowded almost every afternoon.
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  • When I was is that square were being held contests of "pintxos" and had a tent in the center of the square. That much degraded vision of the same
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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.