Vitoria-Gasteiz

Church of San Miguel

Iglesia de San Miguel

The 14th century church of San Miguel stands in the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca (Square of the White Virgin), and contains a niche with an effigy of the patron saint of the city. The apse is of great historical interest as it contains a niche in which the symbolic “Machete vitoriano” was kept for three centuries, before which each new attorney general had to swore an oath on taking up his post.

Apart from its main altar (the most important in the city and the work of Gregorio Fernández (17th century)), this church offers a number of interesting features such as its nine chapels, the sacristy, choir, the boardroom and the alter piece of the main chapel.

14th century Gothic.