Spain in December weather
My favorite place for the winter is my town, Ontinyent (Valencia). The third weekend of November you can enjoy the fair and its typical gastronomy, in December you can enjoy the festivities of the patron saint, the festivities of the Purísima.
I love the old town, which is located inside the wall, because you can get everywhere without having to take the car or other means of transport, and it has everything you need. In addition, it is full of beautiful medieval and baroque buildings with arcades, under which you will find a lot of bars and restaurants where you can taste the rich gastronomy of Lugo and its excellent wines, for a really low price.
One might think that any time of the year is a good time to visit the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. However, it is now in winter, when the hordes of tourists seem to have diminished, when the visit to this beautiful area of the Catalan capital becomes more pleasant.
Stepping on its streets you realize that despite being one of the most famous destinations in Andalusia is a simple and welcoming city, away from the luxuries and excesses, enamoring the visitor with its spirit and Mozarabic heritage.
Spain in December where to go
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In addition, nature lovers can observe the cherry blossoms of the Jerte Valley between mid-March and early May and the La Rioja grape harvest in September. Spring is also a popular time for religious events, such as the Romería de la Virgen near Jaén and Semana Santa throughout the Andalusia region.
In April, spring is in full swing. In some places along the coast you can soak up the sun on the beach. Wild flowers appear and it is a perfect time to visit parks and more rural areas such as the Jerte Valley in the north of Extremadura. Keep in mind that it can rain at any time, so take a rider with you.
Many people go out to see the candlelit Semana Santa parades that take place in different cities of Andalusia and Castilla y Leon. The “brotherhoods” that lead the parades dress in different colored robes and each carry two floats with statues from the church to the city’s cathedral and back. Later in the same month, at Seville’s Feria de Abril, locals don their best flamenco dresses, ride horses and dance until the wee hours of the morning. Elsewhere, lovers of good food attend festivals like the Mercat del Ram in the Catalan town of Vic and the Feria del Queso in the town of Trujillo, Extremadura, where you’ll see more cheese than you’ve ever seen in your entire life.
Our selection of tours for the occasion includes cultural trips and also natural areas such as La Albufera Park or monumental sites such as El Escorial and the Royal Site of Aranjuez so that you have all kinds of alternatives when choosing where to travel in the December long weekend.
A mandatory stop is Burgos, home of the Cid Campeador, with its beautiful Cathedral that is among the most impressive in Europe. Don’t leave out León either, with its ultramodern Museum of Contemporary Art.
This region with a province of the same name and nestled between Aragon, Navarre, the Basque Country and Castile and Leon is ideal for adventure sports. It is also part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.
As for the cities belonging to the Community of Madrid, there are also plenty of beauties. Excursions outside the capital offer a welcome break for tourists who want a change of scenery from art museums and crowds.
For a vacation in a European territory with a Mediterranean climate, historic cities and beautiful natural scenery, visit Portugal! Once a world maritime leader and the longest-lived of Europe’s modern empires, this beautiful country has a complex history to learn about along with turquoise beaches and a rich gastronomic scene.
Vacation Spain December
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