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Tourist map of Álava (clickable): scale 1cm= km
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1- type 

Hotel Marqués de Riscal

: Extraordinary exclusive hotel from among other titanium in the village of Elciego from the Canadian architect Frank Ghery.

2- type 

Mendoza

: Village west of Vitoria with a fort (Torre de Mendoza) from the 13th century with four towers.



3- type 

Laguardia

: Nice located wine town for the the real wine-lover. Wine tasting is possible in many so-called bodegats.

4- type 

Vitoria-Gasteiz

: The green capital of the Basque Country with two cathedrals and a central square with old houses miradores (glazed balconies) around it. There are also a number of museums. One of the famous city parks, the park of La Florida has many different trees-species.

5- type 

Nature-areas

: In the small Basque province, some nature-areas can be found including Valderejo, Izki and Urkiola.

The weather and climate

1) Current weather in Vitoria (temperature, precipitation).



2) Weather forecast Vitoria-Gasteiz

3) Weather forecast for tomorrow (meteo online - spanish radar for precipitation): see left.

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General Information Álava

population: 305.459 (0,7%, 41e)
density (people/km2): 101 (20e)
area (km2): 3.038 (0,6%, 48e)
cities: Amurrio, Laudio
sun hours in winter: 3
sun hours in summer: 8
tourism (%): 0,3 (50e)
bed places per km2: 1,1 (27e)
landscape: mountains
highest elevation point: Gorbea 1.481 meter
News from Álava.


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Youtube Álava video - motion pictures



Land use Álava

 Forest   1907 km2 
 64% 
 Other nature   238 km2 
 8% 
 Agriculture   690 km2 
 23% 
 Grassland   33 km2 
 1% 
 Water   73 km2 
 2% 
 Urban area   30 km2 
 1% 

Climate: Mean temperature (°C) and Precipitaion (mm)

Weather forecast  



Weather Vitoria-Gasteiz