Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Walking Vitoria Battlefield

Vitoria is a large battlefield and rewards preparation and research before you set foot on the ground. The main battle was fought to the south of the city, but a motorway from Burgos to Vitoria has split this area in two and makes it difficult to locate positions shown on diargams of the battle.
The city has also grown, making it difficult to find the location of the northern part of the battle to cut the main road to France north of the city. Villages can be found, but they have been incorporated into the city itself and bear little resemblence to the area in 1813.
Despite this there are locations and viewpoints which are easy to find. And being a difficult battlefield to walk makes them all the more rewarding when you do find them.
You can read about our visit here:

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