01 December

Colorful cities with Christmas lights, the sound of Christmas carols that we all hum, decorated trees and nativity scenes are mixed on these dates with the bustle of shops, the smell of roasted chestnuts, nougats, ice cream and panettones adorning most store windows. feeding. It is time to prepare the typical Christmas gifts but also to visit the traditional Christmas markets that most cities prepare to visit with the family.
The Plaza Mayor in Madrid is home to one of the most emblematic Christmas markets in Spain. More than 100 booths decorated with the colors of Christmas where we can find the traditional producers of these dates. Nativity scene figurines, crafts, lights, fir trees, typical Christmas sweets, Christmas toys and musical instruments. A good place to walk and shop with the family.
We can also visit the Crafts Fair of the Community of Madrid. We can find it on Recoletos street, between Plaza de Cibeles and Plaza de Colon. Here they will offer us quality artisan products; ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, goldsmithing. Surely we can find a product that attracts us.
The Fira de Santa Llúcia is the market that is held every year in front of the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Eulalia in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. It is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Spain, with 225 years of tradition. It has more than 300 booths where in addition to the typical Christmas products we can find the figurine of the famous "caganer" or "Tio", a log that children beat on Christmas Eve to "shit" them gifts.
The market is divided by sectors. We can find the green sector where to buy the Christmas tree that best suits our space. The handicraft sector and the figurine sector.
Despite the large influx of visitors, it is always a gift for the senses to walk with the family between the stops where we can surely buy a figurine for our nativity scene.
Just 10 minutes from the Santa Llucia market we can find the Fira de Reis de la Gran Via. This spectacular market is held on Gran Via between Muntaner and Rocafort streets. It is a classic fair in Barcelona and it is divided into two parts, one dedicated to toys and the other dedicated to handicrafts. The vigil of kings is open at night so that the furthest behind can buy the gifts of kings while having a hot chocolate.
This year we cannot miss the Sagrada Familia Fair. It is celebrated every year in the Plaza de la Sagrada Familia. This year we will also be able to contemplate the star recently installed in one of the towers of the Sagrada Familia at 138 meters high and that every night illuminates the sky of the city. Without a doubt it will be worth the visit to this market where we can find Christmas trees and plants in addition to the typical handicrafts of these dates.
Around the Central Market of Valencia there are more than 300 booths where we will find the typical Christmas decoration products, trees and figurines for the nativity scene, in addition to food products that are related to this Christmas season; gingerbread, roasted chestnuts and typical sweets of the area.
Another Christmas market that we can enjoy in Valencia is the Mercado de Reyes or Mercado de Cabanyal, located in the surroundings of Cabanyal. It is one of the favorite markets for Valencians. Here we can find a great variety of toys and handicraft products.
The Colon market is another claim for the little ones. Besides being able to find handicraft products and Christmas decorations, the market sets up different workshops and activities for children. A manger and the large tree with its decoration and lighting will make the experience worthwhile.
If we still have a little time, the Feria del Dulce Artesano, Peladillas y Turrones de Casinos is a good option for a family getaway a few minutes from the city of Valencia. We will find more sweets than we can imagine.
A few meters from the Giralda and the Cathedral, in the Plaza Nueva, the traditional wooden houses and stalls of sweets and crafts are installed. We can find different nativity scenes, toys, ceramics and local products. Workshops, chocolates and snacks are organized for the children's entertainment.
Next to the Nervion Plaza shopping center, the Nervion Christmas Market is set up, made up of white wooden huts with all kinds of handcrafted products for decoration and gifts.
One of the favorite markets for the Sevillians is the Christmas Market of Artesania located in front of the town hall. Composed of artisans stalls that sell their products made of leather, wood, silver jewelry, headgear, cosmetics, dried flowers, ceramic glass or high quality engravings.
From Seville we can go to visit Badajoz or Córdoba where we will find interesting Christmas markets.
In Badajoz we can find the Christmas market in the San Francisco park. About 50 booths offer us typical Christmas products. In the park, a sentry box is also installed where an elf collects the letters destined for the Three Wise Men that the smallest of the family prepare each year with enthusiasm.
In Córdoba the Christmas market is relatively young. But it has its special charm. We find it in the central Plaza de las Tendillas and in its booths we can buy or taste the typical articles of the Christmas season in situ. From the most traditional ones such as Christmas sweets to cheeses, sausages and artisan breads. All of this mixed with Christmas plants and fir trees, nativity scenes or wooden toys for the youngest members of the family. The market is complemented with children's activities such as theater or magic.
The center of Zaragoza also becomes a bright and colorful city at this time. The Plaza del Pilar hosts at this time a Christmas market made up of about 50 wooden booths dedicated to handicrafts, Christmas decoration items and all kinds of sweets that the whole family likes.
Next to the market a giant 1800 square meter nativity scene with life-size figures that recreate the best-known scenes of the birth of Jesus is mounted every year.We will also find an indoor ice rink, a giant sled rink and a wishing tree of more than 10 meters high.
In the center of Granada, a few meters from the cathedral is the Plaza Bib-Rambla. It is one of the busiest places in the city and where every year artisans and merchants meet in about 70 booths where gift items, nativity figures, books, fir trees, plants and typical Christmas sweets are sold. Nor should we miss the nativity scenes that are scattered throughout the city of Granada. We highlight the spectacular Playmobil Nativity Scene in Granada, with more than 6,000 figurines of these little toys, it is installed in Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo.
The Puerto Portals Christmas market is inspired by the markets that we find in Central Europe. It has about 50 wooden huts decorated with colored lights and garlands. The sale of Christmas products of all kinds is mixed with a multitude of cultural activities such as live music, theatrical performances, children's workshops, storytelling, circus schools and many more activities.
The German newspaper Die Welt has chosen it as one of the 5 best Christmas markets in Europe.
We can find the Santander Christmas market in the Plaza de las Farolas. In its more than 70 wooden huts they will offer us all kinds of artisan and gastronomic products typical of these special dates.
The Alamedila Park in Salamanca is filled with color and joy on these dates thanks to the Christmas market that is installed here.
It is one of the youngest markets that we find on this list but it is not lacking in charm and the atmosphere of Christmas. It offers more than 40 wooden huts with the typical gastronomic and handicraft articles, ideal to leave under the Christmas tree and brighten the day of our relatives.
One more year from Compostela and visitors will be able to enjoy the more than 70 stalls of decoration, crafts and gourmet food that are installed in the Carreira dos Condes street. We will find ceramics, glass, leather, jewelry, textiles, wood, toys and original gifts, all created by local artisans.
An excellent musical program in a parade format will enliven our walk through the center of Santiago de Compostela.
The city of Bilbao has several of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the area.
The Bailen Street Market is located in the center of the city. In its more than 40 wooden huts we will find typical products of Basque cuisine in addition to traditional Christmas products.
We will find another attraction point at the Arenal Pier. At the Bilbao Craft Fair, artisans make high-quality products. Wood carvings, toys, jewelry or ceramics fill the more than 40 stalls.
The Santo Tomas Fair is located a few minutes from the previous ones. It diffuses throughout the old part of the city and is focused on leisure and gastronomy. In its booths you can taste typical local products and in its streets we will find shows and traditional Basque music.
In San Sebastian, visitors will find a Christmas atmosphere at the height of the great European capitals. From the Plaza de Santa Catalina to the Paseo del Urumea we can contemplate spectacular lighting, a great musical atmosphere and the traditional market with the typical products of this Christmas season. A large Ferris wheel with views of the Bahia de la Concha is another of the elements most visited by families.
Vigo dresses up with the lighting of the city. In addition to the light show we can visit the Cíes Market with more than 100 booths and 27 machines that produce artificial snow. Sweets, figurines, handmade decoration products and Christmas clothes will make it very difficult for us to escape empty-handed. We can also go up in one of the cabins of the giant Ferris wheel with its 55 meters high. Quite a show for this city.
In Malaga we can find the Muelle Uno Christmas market. It is a space designed to be enjoyed with the family. Its Christmas stalls are full of typical products of the area. The little ones await the visit of Santa Claus every year.
So far our particular review of the most important Christmas markets in Spain. They are also the most visited by tourists and local families. Our low cost airport transfer service brings you closer to your hotel or apartment safely and quickly. We also adapt to your planning. Ask us for a personalized quote. We are specialists in transfers. Check on our website
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