In the centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Hotel Vas Vitoria

Hotel Vas Vitoria is located in the heart of the city, 8 minutes’ walk from the Artium Museum, 10 minutes from Santa María Cathedral and very close to the University Campus and Santiago Apóstol Hospital.

Vitoria-Gasteiz is renowned for its quality of life, its sustainability, and the numerous musical and sporting events held throughout the year, among many other things.

European Green Capital

More than 130,000 trees

Vitoria-Gasteiz was named European Green Capital in 2012, a title it has held with pride all these years. It is the provincial capital with the most green space per capita, which makes it pleasant, friendly and easy to get around. It also has a green belt that can be explored by bicycle. At the Ataria Interpretation Centre you can walk along trails designed for observing birds and roe deer.

Hotel Vas Vitoria

Excellent transport links

Train station:

650 m.

Bus station:

3.4 km.

Vitoria Airport:

8 km.

Culture and gastronomy

A city full of life

In 2014, we were crowned Gastronomic Capital of Spain. Discover our charming old town with its cobbled streets, where the Casa Cordón, the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, and the Cathedral of María Inmaculada de Vitoria are not to be missed. The rich local cuisine and the unique way of experiencing it make our city a much sought-after destination for food lovers, with numerous bars offering potes and pintxos as well as authentic cider houses.


Festivals and events

Vitoria-Gasteiz is home to many celebrations and festivals. In addition to the Fiestas de la Virgen Blanca in early August, the city hosts the Azkena Rock Festival in mid-June and the Vitoria Jazz Festival in July, which has become a benchmark for the rest of the country.


The prestige of the historic triathlon

The month of July is known for Ironman Vitoria-Gasteiz, known among fans of this sporting discipline for being one of the races with the best ambience, a fact that is largely due to the active and enthusiastic participation of the local inhabitants.


Centuries-old niches

The historic town centre, designated a monumental site in 1997, stands out as one of the most beautiful and best preserved in the entire northern region of the peninsula. One not-to-be-missed site is the Cathedral of Santa Maria, which inspired Kent Follett to write “A World Without End”, the second part of the acclaimed “The Pillars of the Earth”.

However, the old town is also home to many other nooks and crannies that are worth exploring while strolling through its cobbled streets: the Bibat Museum (The Fournier Playing Card Museum and Archaeology Museum), the Casa del Cordón, El Portalón and the Villa Suso Palace, among others.


In All its Splendour

If time is on your side, Alava has many wonderful places to visit: 5 natural parks, 2 blue flag “beaches” in the Landa and Garaio reservoirs, the unique Salt Valley in Salinas de Añana, the Santa Catalina Botanical Gardens in Trespuentes, Starlight, the world’s first starlight park, and of course, La Rioja Alavesa, where you can visit famous wineries and maybe even take part in the grape harvest.