The Basque capital Vitoria-Gasteiz reveals a Medieval quarter where it is possible to find the most charming little corners, gardens and tree-lined boulevards, where Medieval streets harmoniously intermingle with Renaissance palaces and Neoclassical churches. The nerve center of the city is Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, presided over by the Battle of Vitoria monument. It is also the site of the church of San Miguel, which houses the image of the White Virgin, the city's patron saint. The present building dates between the 14th and 16th centuries, as evidenced by the mixture of Gothic and Renaissance elements. The almond-shaped center is also partly surrounded by a wall from the 11th century along with several impressive watchtowers.