Christmas is the perfect time to gather with your beloveds and spend a nice time in family, but also to travel and discover how Christmas are celebrated in the most important cities of the world and, Madrid, is definitely one of them. The Spanish capital has a large cultural offering and numerous activities and things to do in the city during Christmas time. Nativity scenes, Christmas trees, shops, music shows.., the city decorates itself with thousands of lights and gets ready to offer loads of activities in order to get the most of your visit to Madrid during these Christmas. If you visit Madrid for a short time and want to know which are the best activities and things to do in Madrid during Christmas do not miss this post:
WITNESS THE BEST NATIVITY SCENES OF MADRID
Going out to see nativity scenes is probably one of the most usual activities to do in Christmas, and observing the little details which these nativity scenes have are a masterpiece in many cases. One of the most popular nativity scenes in Madrid is the one elaborated in the town hall, located in Palacio de las Comunicaciones, also known as Palacio Cibeles. It is usually inaugurated on 25th of November, and is the first one to start the Christmas in the city. Made by the Spanish artist José Luis Mayo Lebrija, this nativity scene has over 40 pieces distributed in 8-square-meter. Its contemporary and carefree style makes this nativity scene in the favorite one for locals, and for being located in such an emblematic building make this visit a must among visitors. You can see all the nativity scenes and their schedules in the following website.
TRY LOCAL ROASTED CHESTNUTS
There are many sweets and typical dishes during Christmas time, like turrón (nougat), polvorones (shortbread), roast turkey.., but if there is something that really represents Chistmas are the roasted chestnuts. Around the city you will find loads of roadside stands where you could try them, and in case you do not know where they are don´t worry , the delicious smell will take you directly to them! Home made, the roasted chestnuts are a real delicacy to enjoy while you walk around the city. Take advantage and enjoy these days with this yummy Spanish dish, your Christmas will taste much better!
TAKE PHOTOS OF THE CHRISTMAS TREES OF DOWNTOWN
Christmas has many attractive things, the nativity scenes, lights, gifts.., but if there is a thing that really reflects this time of the year, is the Christmas tree. In Madrid you will have the chance to see many Christmas trees, some of them quite large, as the one located in Puerta del Sol.
Designed by the spanish artist Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, this Christmas tree usually measures over 15 meter of height and it is made of iron. Adequately decorated and illuminated, is the target of every visitor who look for the typical photo for Christmas. Many of the photos are taken with a mobile phone resulting in a dark image. This is why we recommend you to join a funny and practical Photography Workshop with Madrid Photo Tour in order to take good photos during Christmas time. Take the most of your camera and get the perfect photo with the Christmas tree.
GO SHOPPING AROUND DOWNTOWN
Visiting Madrid is a great opportunity to do activities like going to museums, attend music concerts or having lunch in exclusive restaurants, but there is something that you shouldn´t skip: go shopping around downtown! The spanish capital has endless shops of every type so you can compare prices and make good purchases for Christmas gifts. Most of the shops are located in in the city, specially in streets Carmen, Preciados, and Gran Via. Here you will find some of the most famous brands and articles that are difficult to see in other cities, and the most popular shops of the world like Pull & Bear, Springfield, Zara or Primark among others. Do your own pretty woman and buy a good gift for you, ah!, and do not forget to buy lottery at Doña Manolita!
As you can see Madrid is the perfect city to do activities during these Christmas, now you just have to come and live it! But, have you already though how you could get your best memories in the capital? In Madrid Photo Tour we offer you the possibility to immortalize your visit during Christmas. How? By joining our funny photo tours!
Our team of profesional photographers will teach you the most photogenic spots of Madrid while they take candid and spontaneous photos of you in order to give you an unforgettable memory of your visit. Do not hesitate and contact us, we will immortalize your visit in Madrid these Christmas!