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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spanish Gastronomy Capital 2014

29th January 2014

Vitoria-Gasteiz, European Green Capital 2012, has been awarded Spanish Gastronomy Capital 2014 in a ceremony held at Cibeles Palace in Madrid. The Spanish Gastronomy Capital Award began in 2011 with the aim of promoting gastronomy, at a national and international level, as one of the principal tourist attractions in Spain.

Courtesy of basquecountry-tourism.com

Courtesy of basquecountry-tourism.com

The award recognises the creativity of Spanish gastronomic professionals as well as its products and denominations of origin. Vitoria-Gasteiz is now the third Spanish city to hold the designation of Capital Española de la Gastronomía, after Logroño in 2012 and Burgos in 2013. This year’s Jury was composed of members of the Spanish Federation of Tourism Journalists and Writers, members of the Spanish Federation of Hotel Industry and several catering experts from Burgos – Spanish Gastronomy Capital 2013. Throughout the year, Vitoria-Gasteiz will host several gastronomic events where people can enjoy local products.

This prestigious title comes just two years after holding the title of European Green Capital 2012. The European Green Capital Award promotes the important role that local government plays in improving the environment and rewards their high level of commitment to genuine sustainable growth. Each year the award is given to a city that has a consistent record of achieving high environmental standards, is committed to on-going and ambitious goals for further environmental improvement and sustainable development and can act as a role model to inspire other cities and promote best practice. To read more about the winning cities click here.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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