Art & Culture

Cultural Heritage

María Inmaculada Cathedral (The New Cathedral)

Located opposite La Florida Park, the Cathedral of María Inmaculada also known as the New Cathedral, is the main Neo-Gothic building in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

In 1862, with the creation of a new diocese that united the territories of Bizkaia, Alava and Gipuzkoa, a new building was considered necessary because the Cathedral of Santa María was in bad condition and was too small to house all the clergy. Its construction began in 1904 and was opened in 1969.

The temple has a Latin cross plan with five naves, ambulatory and crypt. Moreover, it contains highly valuable sculptures, most of them in the crypt, and also worth mentioning are its gargoyles.

The ambulatory is home to the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art of Alava.

Guided visits:

Daily except Sundays. Languages: Spanish, Basque, English and French

Information about schedules and prices: 945101070 or

Information of interest

Type of resources
Religious buildings
Monument type


Calle Magdalena, 1 - 01008 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Artistic style
20th century
Opening hours

From Monday to Saturday: 11am – 2pm

Opening hours of the Museum of Sacred Art:
Tuesday to Friday: 11am – 2pm and 4pm – 6pm
Sartuday, Sunday and holidays: 11am – 2pm
Monday: closed

Guided tours by reservation.


  • Children facilities
  • Park