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Christmas Markets in Madrid


Christmas markets are that essential family event during the holidays. Strolling, browsing a distinguished commercial offer, eating some sweets and seeing the Christmas lights, what better plan for these dates?

Madrid would not be the same without its Christmas markets. Every year, the capital displays an important commercial offer that illuminates its streets and fills them with bustle and shopping. This street market format is very popular during the holidays. Do you already know all the markets in the capital?

The Plaza Mayor is home to what is perhaps the most emblematic market in Madrid for these dates. Up to 104 stalls sell gifts, food, clothing, accessories and even Christmas trees to passers-by. It is a historic market that adorns the central square of Madrid every season and is in itself a tourist attraction.

But if you want to be surprised this year, you will love "Hop Home", a new flea market located on Calle Velázquez that focuses on decorative objects. You will find original gifts and great ideas to decorate your home this holiday season.

The Christmas Market Festival awaits you with sweets, crafts and brand-name clothing until December 29 right next to the Santa Barbara palace. The Plaza de Isabel II hosts another craft market until January 9, located in front of the majestic Teatro Real. And next to the ice rink in Plaza Juan Goytisolo, in front of the Reina Sofia Museum, there is another temporary Christmas market.

Other markets that arise during these dates are the Mercadillo del Gato, throughout the holidays, at the Westin Palace Hotel and on Gran Vía. The Mercado del Encanto will also return on different dates spread throughout the month, on Gran Vía and at the Palacio de Santa Bárbara. And on Paseo de Recoletos you can visit the Feria Mercado de Artesanía de la Comunidad de Madrid, made up of 170 artisans from all over the country.

Accompany Christmas with a stroll through one of these luminous Christmas markets!

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