Remains of part of the rediscovered wall which surrounded the former town of Gasteiz, which dates from the 11th century, around 100 years before the Navarre King Sancho VI, the Sage, founded the city of Vitoria.
Hidden away from sight for centuries by houses and streets of the historic district, the part of the wall situated between the districts of Carnicerías and La Soledad has recently been recovered by the Archaeology Research group of the University of the Basque Country.
The itinerary, through a landscaped area of around 3000 square metres, allows us to cover part of the defensive wall and contemplate, from a system of walkways, up to 136 metres of stretch of wall delimited by two large towers. The highest point of the wall stands at 11 metres, whilst the towers reach up to 15 metres.
The wall is not conserved exactly as it was in the 11 century, since other elements have been built on over time.
The walkway which visitors can use to return to the 11th century goes all around the perimeter passage, and, by way of a ramp, resolves the four metre difference in height up to an observation point positioned on the buttress attached to Escoriaza Esquivel Palace.