About us

Fundación Sancho el Sabio Vital Fundazioa [Sancho el Sabio Vital Foundation] is one of the world’s most important documentation centres with regard to Basque culture, established under the umbrella of Fundaciones Vital [Vital Foundations] (also comprising Fundación Vital Fundazioa [Vital Foundation], Fundación Estadio Vital Fundazioa [Stadium Vital Foundation], Fundación Idiomas Vital Fundazioa [Languages Vital Foundation] and Fundación Bancaria Vital-Vital Banku Fundazioa [Banking Vital Foundation]). It preserves the bibliographical and documental memory of the Basque people throughout their history. Since 1964, its library has contained a valuable document collection comprising monographs, periodical publications, photographs, manuscripts, maps and family documentation; a rich and important heritage which has made it a benchmark source for research into Basque culture.