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Surroundings: Vitoria city wall

Remains of part of the rediscovered wall that surrounded the ancient town of Gasteiz, dating from the eleventh century, around one hundred years before the King of Navarre, Sancho VI, called the Wise, founded the city of Vitoria.

Hidden from the eyes of its citizens for centuries by the old quarter’s houses and streets, part of the wall, located between the districts of Las Carnicerías and La Soledad, has been restored by an archaeological research team from the University of the Basque Country

The route, along a 3000 square metre landscaped path, enables visitors to walk along part of the defensive wall and see a 136 metre stretch of wall between two large towers. The highest point of the wall reaches 11 metres and the towers stand at 15 metres high.

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Go out of the Asador, towards the right, there are some steps that lead up to Calle Fray Zacarías. The wall runs along the left of the street.
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