30 Jul '15, 10pm

Visit Vitoria-Gasteiz, Queen of the Basque Country

Visit Vitoria-Gasteiz, Queen of the Basque Country

, founded in 1181, still hasn’t received the level of respect it so richly deserves. Admittedly, it doesn’t have famous museums to rival Bilbao’s Guggie (but really, who does?) and it will never replace San Sebastian as a chic getaway for the moneyed, beautiful people who can’t wait to drop umpteen pounds (as in European currency and not the weight kind) at a multitude of Michelin restaurants. However, this charming capital of the Basque Country, won the European Green City Award in 2012 for its profusion of pedestrian paths, gardens and parks,. And in 2014 it nailed the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy award for its sophisticated restos (El Portalón, Ikea, Zaldiaran), succulent C.D.O. Rioja wines, famous pinxtos (aka tapas), centuries old sweet shops, and passionate chefs. It also has an impeccably preserved Medieval quarter, which has incorporated some modern updates such a...

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