The province of Álava or Araba is situated in the historical region of northern Spain, within the Basque Autonomous Community. It shares borders with the autonomous community of La Rioja to the south, the province of Burgos to the west, Navarre to the east, Biscay and Gipuzkoa to the north.
The capital, Vitoria-Gasteiz, is a large city with many attractions such as its old town where stands the magnificent Cathedral of Santa María de Vitoria, museums as Fournier Museum of Playing Cards and the pleasant green spaces of Anillo Verde area.
In Araba there is a variety of landscapes to explore including plains, mountains and valleys. There is also a famed wine-producing region called Rioja Alavesa. Discover more about the beautiful places around Alava region with live streaming webcams.
Population: approximately 332 thousand residents
Major towns: Amurrio, Laudio
Main attractions: Cathedral of Santa María de Vitoria, Waterfall Salto del Nervion, Salt Valley of Añana, Florida Park, Plaza Nueva, Bodegas Ysios (Ysios winery)
Nearest Airports: Vitoria Airport (VIT - Aeropuerto de Vitoria)