Alava is one of the provinces that make up the Basque country in Spain, Vitoria-Gasteiz is it's capital.
Vitoria-Gasteiz itself is a very small city. Virtually everything you will want to see is reachable on foot. The city has an ancient town center where most of the streets still have the medieval name of the jobs that was used to be in each one of the streets (Herrería, Zapatería...) In the Town Center you can find the Cathedral of Santa María, that is one of the most important attractions of Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Situated in the south of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a city without sea. To the North, at only 66 km is the city of Bilbao, and at 114 km the beautiful city of San Sebastian.
Vitoria-Gasteiz has been the political capital of the Basques since the 20th May 1980.