From left: Vice President of the Jewish-Basque Association in Spain Eduardo Inclan, Dr. Marcia
Selz, President of the Jewish-Basque Association in Spain Laurence Franks
Church of Santa Maria
Wall of the Old City
Vitoria-Gasteiz has fine dining. Restaurant Casa Del Cordón housed in a medieval building inside
the walls of the old city.
Dr. Marcia Selz in the Judimendi Park. In medival times, this area was a Jewish cemetery. In 1492, when the Jews were expelled from Spain, the Town Council of Vitoria [-Gasteiz] took an oath to respect the cemetery and not cultivate the land. The Town Council kept its word for almost 500 years. In 1952, the descendants of the expelled Jews who had made their new homes in Bayonne France released the City of Vitoria-Gasteiz from its oath. However, the City continued to keep its promise.
Dr. Marcia Selz on the Calle Nueva Dentro (the entrance to the Juderia)
Street sign marking the street of the Jews
A medieval entrance to part of the old city with a defense barrier
City of Bayonne along the Nive River where city administrative offices are located