The best Christmas markets in Spain

Fira de Santa Llucia
Without a doubt, one of the best things about Christmas is the typical Christmas markets, where many of us are looking like crazy for the decorations that will become the protagonists of our home during the most endearing time of the year. Of course, these are also great places to stroll and soak up the true Christmas spirit.

If last year we showed you some of the best Christmas markets in Europe, today we want to focus on our country. And, let’s face it, not all of us are lucky enough to be able to travel outside our borders during Christmas, since flights are usually much more expensive. Do you want to know the best Christmas markets in Spain ? Well join us!

The Market in the Plaza Mayor, Madrid

How could it be otherwise, let’s start by talking about Madrid, where, without a doubt, one of the most important Christmas markets in Spain is located. We are referring to the Plaza Mayor Market, which is the oldest in the capital . Opened on November 29, it remains open until December 31 and contains more than 100 booths where you can buy all kinds of Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees. Of course, it is open every day of the week.

Market of the Playa Mayor

Santa Llucia Market, Barcelona

Another of the most important and beautiful markets in Spain is the Fira de Santa Llucia (Santa Lucía Fair). It is located right in front of the Cathedral, in what is known as Plaza Nova, since 1876, so you can imagine the significance it has for Barcelona . What is most surprising about this market is its size, since you can find more than 250 stalls, where you can find Christmas trees, nativity scenes and all kinds of Christmas decorations. Of course, the handicraft products and, of course, the caganers stand out , those traditional Nativity Scene figurines in Catalonia that each Christmas take the shape of the most important characters of the year. In fact, you can find them in many versions.

Central Market of Valencia

We also want to talk to you about the Mercado Central de Valencia Market, located in the surroundings of this important market. Open until January 6, it offers all kinds of local decorations, toys and crafts . In addition, it stands out for its gastronomic products, with chestnuts and gingerbread being the best-selling edible products.

Christmas Trade and Crafts Market, Zaragoza

In Zaragoza Christmas is also lived intensely. You only have to see the Christmas Trade and Crafts Market to realize it. It is located in the Plaza del Pilar, right in front of the Pilarica basilica and houses more than 50 wooden stalls where you can buy all kinds of decorations to give your home the necessary Christmas touch at this time of year. In addition, you will find all kinds of delicacies. One of the curiosities of this market is that every year it houses a giant Nativity scene that occupies about 1,500 square meters that will leave you speechless. As if that were not enough, an ice rink is installed so that young and old can have fun skating, and a Wishing Tree that measures around 11 meters.

Zaragoza Market

Bailén Street Market, Bilbao

Finally, we move to Bilbao, where several markets are installed each year. Perhaps the most important is the Bailén Street Market, which is located in the center of the city and has more than 40 wooden stalls . In addition, you can enjoy the Santo Tomás Fair and the Gabonart Craft Fair.