Winter in Spain

Spain’s Best Places To Visit in Winter

A visit to Spain in winter reveals another side to this fascinating country. There’s something for every taste – city breaks, amazing food, historical sites, and stunning nature.

Winter in Madrid

Madrid’s beautiful places come alive with festivities, shopping, and cultural events. There are Christmas markets in the squares, nativity scenes and festive decorations everywhere you look! This city is jam-packed with culture and museums. Spend an afternoon in the Reina Sofia, the famous art gallery near Atocha Station. Check out Retiro park where you can enjoy a brisk walk before warming up in nearby historic cafés. New Year’s Eve in Madrid is not to be missed. Gather with the locals in the buzzing Plaza Mayor to join in their tradition of eating grapes as the clock strikes midnight, then try the traditional chocolate con churros.

Stay: Catalonia Gran Vía Madrid hotel

Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía

Winter in Barcelona

Barcelona is another great place for culture and exploring. Wander round the Barrio Gótico, enjoying the architecture and bars, then head down to the sea to watch the boats. For more landmarks, don’t miss the chance to stroll around the Plaça Espanya and a walk along the Passeig de Gracia where you can discover the heart of the modern city – shops, galleries, and businesses – surrounded by historical buildings. There are concerts and festivals to enjoy throughout the city.

Stay: Catalonia Passeig de Gracia hotel

Hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gracia

Winter in Granada

Granada is another great option for winter holidays in Spain. After some tasty tapas in town, head to the Alhambra, the exquisite hilltop palace and fortress where the architecture will leave you breathless. Afterwards, treat yourself to a spectacular show in the nearby flamenco caves. From Granada there are beautiful views of the snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada, a fantastic place for skiing and an easy drive to get out of town and enjoy some of Spain’s natural winter beauty.

Stay: Catalonia Granada hotel

Hotel Catalonia Granada

Winter in Canary Islands

If you want gorgeous sandy beaches and amazing views, add the Canary Islands to your Spain winter itinerary and you can’t go wrong! Head to Tenerife for the Teide Volcano before hitting up the amazing local nightlife. The famous festival – Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife – is held in February and could really heat up your visit!

Stay: Catalonia Oro Negro hotel

Hotel Catalonia Oro Negro

Catalonia Hotels have places to stay in each location so you don’t have to think twice about where to sleep. These hotels are easily accessible by public transport after a busy day exploring.

Winter in Spain: What´s the weather like?

During the day you’ll probably enjoy sunshine and bright blue skies, but wear layers as it can get cold out of the sunshine. The temperature can really drop at night so bring your hat and scarf. The mountains often have snow.
So if you’re looking for things to do in Spain during winter, let these ideas guide your holiday planning!

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