Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz

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. Using our international travel planner, Vitoria-Gasteiz attractions like Plaza de la Virgen Blanca can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 20, 2017
    It is the busiest square of Vitoria, forced crossing site. In addition every year is where low Celedon which gives start to the white parties. However, if you're going that day, you'll end up "draft" of water and other liquids spirits.
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  • August 20, 2017
    It is from here that develops the historic almond shaped. The monument represents the victory of the English/Spanish/Portuguese against the French army, on 18 June 1821. There are fountains that come directly from the floor and a sculpture of nature with the city name
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  • August 20, 2017
    This square reflects phenomenal vitoria environment: tranquil but always alive. This city each day is more beautiful, and that the Sun invites a drink on a terrace.
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  • La Virgen Blanca is the best place of Vitoria Gastez. In christmas there is an ice rink. In "fiestas", Celedon is celebrated there. When Alaves went up to "primera" they celebrated there.
  • Last visit : 08/2014 A great square with amazing architecture and an interesting historical background. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby and free Wi-Fi.
  • Beautiful square with nice cafes and pintxo bars around, often with music and other arts happening
  • It's a great place to take in the history and explore the many streets and bars around. From here you can enjoy the historical almond shape old quarters of Vitoria.
  • The most handsome spot in the Basque Country. A must!

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