Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain travel tips

We only had 24 hours in Vitoria-Gasteiz, so this is just a small sample of all there is on offer.

Where we ate:

  • Bar Usokari – They seemed to drizzle balsamic vinegar reduction on everything, but besides the over-enthusiasm for that one ingredient, it was all good: YEH
  • Bar Sagartoki – Winner of the best Spanish pintxos bar in 2006, they display their pintxos in museum-style display cases. They’re not fucking around: YEH!!
  • Bar Toloño – Traditional and typical pintxos, often involving lots of mayonnaise, but very well done: YEH

Where we stayed:

  • Hotel Dato – A very, very strange hotel. The décor was unreal, with incongruous art nouveau statuary, mirrors and tchotchkes crowding the halls and stairs as well as a fairly useless but pretty faux-stained glass bathroom door in the room. It’s the bargain in town, clean, and well located: YEH

What we saw:

  • Artium Museum – Where were the permanent exhibits? Where were the signs? Where was the art that didn’t make us go: MEH
  • Free bikes from the tourist office – Well, we wanted to bike, but they ran out very quickly. Seems a good idea, but under supplied: MEH