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Vitoria is located in the Alava Province, of the Pais Vasco Autonomous Community, Spain. As one of the main cities of the region, Vitoria plays the role of the capital of the province and of the autonomous community of the Basque Country, in which it is also the second largest city. During the year 2012, Vitoria has received the title of the European Green Capital. The population in Vitoria reaches approximately 235,660 inhabitants.
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Cathedral of Santa Maria is located in Vitoria and it is one of the main landmarks of the city. The building of the cathedral makes a combination of designs from two different centuries, as the Gothic body of the construction dates back to the 14th century and the tower originates in the 17th century. Gothic, Flemish and Italian Renaissance are the styles combined into this beautiful religious monument.
Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art of Alava is another religious venue, that will complete your knowledges in this domain with an additional taste for the arts, during your vacation in Vitoria. Religious art heritage of the province is the main theme of the artifacts to be seen here, which will surely attract and amaze you with their beauty, even if you are a religious person or not.
The Basque Museum of Contemporary Art is the place from which you will get your cultural information in Vitoria. The collections of the museum are based on contemporary art creations of the local talents of the Basque Country. The museum was inaugurated in 2002 and it is reputed to be one of the best museums of contemporary art from the whole Spanish territory.
Fiesta de la Virgen Blanca is one of the most important celebrations taking place in Vitoria. Each year, in the period 4-9 August, the city celebrates the patron saint of the community. The activities of the festival are created for people of all ages, which means that you can have fun at the event with the entire family. There are concerts, workshops, food and drinks, games and many more.