Philip II polvorones

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Philip II polvorones (a type of sweet shortbread) are a typical sweet from Vitoria-Gasteiz, and are deeply rooted in the city’s culinary tradition.

These polvorones are distinguished from others by their quality and unique recipe, and are named after Philip II, King of Spain, in commemoration of his visit to the city in the 16th century.

The story goes that these polvorones were created and offered to Philip II during his stay in Vitoria-Gasteiz. He was so impressed by their flavour that the polvorones began to bear his name.

Since then, they have become a symbol of the city and an essential part of its gastronomic heritage.