Situated high on a hill, the Cathedral of Santa Maria, overlooks the old town of Vitoria. It is a Gothic style cathedral, which grew from a twelfth century church. Due to this there were structural problems from the start. Due to these problems, the Cathedral was closed to the public in 1994, in order to undertake a series of reforms to solve the problems. However now you can visit the Cathedral in a very original way - you go into the work itself and see the restoration work. The visit takes place through scaffolding that crosses the Cathedral. A guide explains everything first hand, such as the reconstruction process and techniques being used.