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How to get there and where to stay

Bilbao is around 60 miles from Vitoria-Gasteiz and the most convenient way to get to the city is to hire a car and drive on motorway AP-68 and then N-622.

There is also a bus service operated by Autobuses La Union running every 30 minutes from Bilbao Termibus (next to San Mamés Stadium) to Vitoria-Gasteiz which takes around an hour.

As this is not a popular tourist destination, accommodation is limited but generally good value and the best area to stay is the old town (Casco Medieval).

Getting tickets
Match tickets -
How to get to the Mendizorrotza Stadium

The stadium was opened in 1924 and has a capacity of just under 20,000. It is located around 1.5 miles from the centre and will take 25-30 minutes to walk.

Alternatively there is a regular tram service operated by Eusko Tranbia. Line 4 runs from central stations Francia/San Anton, Francia 23, Paz or Catedral to Castillo 80 close to the stadium and takes 10-15 minutes. Line 6 also follows a similar route to Castillo Fontecha. 

Where to go before an Alavés match

Bar Deportivo Alavés on the beautiful Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and Taberna Mendizorroza closer to the stadium are both 'home team' bars and worth the visit to soak up the atmosphere. 

Not to miss while you're in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Catedral de Santa Maria - 14th Century Gothic Cathedral in old town.

Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and Plaza Espana - Beautiful buildings, great bars and relaxed atmosphere make these impressive squares a great place to spend time.

Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava - Museum of fine arts set in a beautiful building. 

Artium - Museum of contemporary art.

Parque de la Florida - Lovely park to relax and unwind.

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