The Pillars of Vitoria-Gasteiz is a sponsorship programme that encourages companies to sponsor the 18 pillars that support the central nave of the Cathedral. Each company contributes € 100,000 over ten years to offset the costs of specific aspects of the restoration and to fund cultural activities.
The Foundation awards each column exclusively to one of the companies. This gives them a unique opportunity to become an active part of the history of the City’s most representative project.
From the strategic point of view it forges a link with a benchmark project in restoration and recovery of cultural heritage that is generating a real effect of pride and satisfaction among the citizens of Vitoria-Gasteiz. It also contributes to the recovery and revitalization of the Old Quarter and has become a model for management of the cultural heritage that integrates stakeholders and social agents.