Vitoria-Gasteiz

Los Arquillos

Los Arquillos

Los Arquillos were constructed between 1787 and 1802 and form a beautiful colonnade of columns and balconies, above, under and alongside a row of private homes.

They can be divided into two main blocks: the first extends over the Cuesta de San Francisco; and the second block is located under the Church of San Miguel (St Michael).

Plaza Nueva (New Square) and Los Arquillos are also the result of the first period of expansion in the modern era of the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, and were designed to resolve the problem associated with the great difference in height between the medieval city and the surrounding land.

Together with the Plaza de España (Spain Square), it represents one of the most outstanding examples of neoclassical architecture of the Basque Country.

19th century Neoclassicism.