Since the coastal cities of this country are much more than sun and beach, we now want to show you the 5 best Christmas markets of the Spanish coast, where you can enjoy the best of Christmas and the Mediterranean in one place.
Valencia Christmas Markets
Toys, figurines, crafts and all kinds of Christmas decorations flood the streets of Valencia, which features three Christmas markets. The most famous is the Mercadillo del Mercado Central, which is held from December 1 to the Día de Reyes. There you will definitely find your Christmas among its more than 60 stalls.
Another very charming market in Valencia is Cabanyal, held from January 3 to 6, featuring 250 stalls of toys and crafts.
We cannot forget the market dedicated to children: the market of Columbus, with several children’s activities and a large Christmas tree with a manger. It is open from the 16th of December to the 5th of January.
Barcelona Christmas Market
The kick-off of Christmas in Barcelona is given by Fira de Santa Lúcia (Feria de Santa Lucía). It takes place in the Plaza de la Catedral in Barcelona and is a must visit for all the residents of Barcelona. There you can find everything related to Christmas, from the most traditional stuff to the latest in characters that will be represented this year by a figurine of caganer.
It opens on November 26 with a giant tió and lasts until December 23 from 10:00 to 22:00. You cannot afford to miss it!
Peñíscola Christmas Market
Why visiting it? Because the city has a special charm, the streets and alleys of its beautiful castle are filled with stalls where you can buy all kinds of Christmas crafts, Christmas trees, tree decorations, figurines, gifts, and best of all: all of this with spectacular views of the sea and the castle