The region of Vitoria, the center of the province
Vitoria is one of the gangs which divides the province of Alava and coincides in its dimensions with the extension which is the capital of the region, which is situated in the western part. 65 Localities are concentrated within it and it is the smallest part of the province but concentrates the majority of the population.
The options offered by the capital of the province revolve around its gastronomic tradition and its numerous monuments which show that it was a place of transit for many civilizations. At the time of the Roman Empire the road linking the town of Astorga and Bordeaux went through this city which was essential to maintain the connection between the Roman provinces.
The main monuments of the region of Vitoria are scattered throughout several population centres while most are in the capital as in the case of the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Gothic origin or the churches of San Miguel Arcángel and San Pedro Apóstol. In addition also you can see landmarks of other civilizations that were in the city.
As is the case with other places of Spain food culture is very present in the day to day so you can enjoy numbers dishes like the grilled meat, snails or excellent fish dishes.
The best way to reach the region of Vitoria is via the road that links Bilbao with the province. You have the option of landing at the airport of Bilbao that has several daily flights to cities in Europe.
Places of interest in the province of Álava
Situation: The province of Álava is one of the three that are part of the autonomous community of the Basque country, Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa. It borders La Rioja, Castilla y Leon and Cantabria. It has several mountains around the 1500 meters and several rivers.
Municipalities: About 50 municipalities are part of Álava. Its capital Vitoria is the principal place of business and which turns the life of the province, in addition they are also attractions Llodio and Amurrio.
What to see? In the province of Álava has local attractions that draw tourists. Vitoria for example you will find many monuments as the Cathedral of Santa Maria, which is located in the heart of the medieval town or the green areas that you can enjoy throughout the region.
What to eat? The gastronomy of Álava is based on local products and typical hunting which is usually given in the province. They tend to eat many meat and fish as well as the famous pintxos.
Where to stay? In larger population centres has a rich offer of hotels, hostels and guesthouses to spend your holidays. In rural areas most advisable is to rent a House.
How to get? It has several road access from different parts of the province. Vitoria airport also has ongoing activity throughout the year. There is a good bus service.
Basque country, land of good food, beaches and rural tourism
Situation: The autonomous community of the Basque country is located at the northern end of the Iberian peninsula, it borders other regions such as Cantabria, Castilla y León, Navarre and La Rioja, as well as part of the French Pyrenees. It has many mountains and a coastline with many beaches.
Municipalities: 252 municipalities make up the autonomous community which highlights the three capitals of the provinces that are Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria. The climate that the autonomous community has is cold in winter and mild in summer. It has numerous precipitations.
What to see? In the Basque country it has numerous options to spend your summer or winter holidays. For example you can enjoy great beaches during the summer with a few very pleasant temperatures or go pintxos in any of the bars that offer this dish.
What to eat? Basque cuisine is considered to be the best that there is in Spain for the large number of recipes and products that have high quality.
Where to stay? In municipalities with many inhabitants you won't have any problem to find a place to spend the holidays. If you wish you have the possibility of renting an apartment on the beach or in the mountains.
How to get? Provincial capitals have very active airports throughout the year. It has a good bus service and road in very good condition to move through the region.