The Christmas season has arrived, and what better way to get into the holiday mood than by visiting a beautiful Christmas market? Well in this article today we bring you the top Christmas markets in Spain.
The Christmas markets are just not about shopping, but a must-see for both young and elderly, urging you to enjoy an evocative stroll through the lanes lined with festively adorned kiosks. Although many northern European countries are rightly famous for hosting the most beautiful Christmas markets, in Spain we also have some that are worth visiting, and here is our top five.
1. Christmas Market in Plaza Mayor in Madrid
The Plaza Mayor is a symbol of the capital itself, and during this time of year it becomes a place of dreams. Its Christmas market is the most well-known and biggest in Madrid. Every year, it draws a great number of tourists from all around the world. A area with 104 charming booths filled with delicacies, house ornaments, fir trees, nativity scene figures, handicrafts, and so forth.
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2. Christmas Market at El Corte Inglés Castellana
For the last few years, El Corte Inglés de Castellana has hosted a typical Christmas market. A place to find the ideal present and sample delicious gourmet offerings. Several vendors located around the parking lot will sell ornaments, presents, crafts, and traditional treats.
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3. Santa Lucia Christmas Market in Barcelona
The Fira de Santa Llcia is an annual flea market hosted in the Gothic Quarter, with the majestic cathedral of Santa Eulalia as a background. It is one of the oldest in Spain, with a 236-year heritage. It is separated into many sectors, including the green one for Christmas trees, the craft sector, and the sector dedicated to nativity scene figurines, where you can discover the renowned ‘caganer.’ A curious installation is a ‘Tió de Nadal gigante,’ a trunk that, according to Catalan custom, should be pounded with sticks after singing a hymn to’shit’ gifts for children on Christmas Eve.
4. Christmas Market of the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia
5. Christmas Trade and Craft Market in Zaragoza
The Plaza del Pilar transforms into a Christmas market, with the typical 40 stalls of crafts and decorations returning this year. They will be placed in two locations: in front of the Town Hall and in front of the historic courts. There will be pubs and recreational areas for families. There will also be a Santa Claus Village this year.
It also contains the largest huge nativity scene in Spain, measuring about 2,500 square meters.
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Wooden cottages, bright lights, scents that evoke childhood memories, and, of course, a lot of decorations… no one can disagree that they have a unique charm, so why not go to any of them and the best experience Christmas vibes?