2007/07/30 Visitors to the city’s ancient medieval wall can now enjoy a new 100 metre long section
Visitors to the
city’s ancient medieval wall can now enjoy a new 100 metre
long section, which joins the existing segment and runs alongside a
spectacular botanical garden, filled with aromatic spices.
This new section has boosted the recovery of the city’s
historic heritage and the revitalisation of the Historic Quarter.
Last October, a pathway was opened to the public, running alongside 136
metres of wall that had been hidden for centuries by houses and
streets. Since then 11,007 people have enjoyed walking along this
guided route, which offers a unique chance to see how the city has
grown, and a further 630 people have already booked tickets for future
visits. Ten months later, this itinerary was extended and now runs
through 3000 square metres of gardens, allowing visitors to walk
alongside part of the original defensive structure using a network of
pathways and appreciate a 300 metre stretch of this wall, marked by
The recovery and conservation of this space is part of the work being
carried out by Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council through the Local Urban
Renovation Agency to restore the Historic Quarter, with the
collaboration of the Basque Country’s Department of Culture.