Spain is by far the ideal place to shop for Christmas supplies. Be it the antique shops or the posh malls, Christmas Stores in Spain have hardly failed to enthrall.
Ranging from the undulating slopes of the Pyrenees to the sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz to the forest cover in Galicia and the great expanse of the Castile plains,
Spain is the best possible respite during the festive season. So, what are you waiting for? Visit the land of the flamenco during the Christmas months cause it is this time of the year when Madrid witnesses two of its grandest festivals namely Dia de los Reyes and Fiesta de Otono. Its better to set priorities before embarking on a shopping spree in Spain cause resisting the allure of the Spanish goods is tough and even the most rigid of the folks have not been able to hold themselves back.
Seville, the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain is a shoppers paradise and if you are fond of handicrafts and antique stuffs, this is the ideal place for you to be in. The Historic center, around La Campana and the pedestrian streets of Tetuán and Sierpes house traditional shops that are famous for ceramics, guitars, flamenco costumes, fans, embroidery. The ceramics market in Triana is ideal for Christmas shower shopping. Nervión, near the station of Santa Justa is the departmental store den while Los Remedios houses the designer boutiques. The open-air markets of the Plaza del Duque and the Plaza de La Magdalena sell exotic leather work and costume jewelry while antique pieces are best available around Alfalfa neighborhood (Cabeza del Rey Don Pedro Street)
If you are planning to gift food showers don't forget to visit the town of Castilleja which is famous for its mouthwatering desserts such as crumbles, tortes, sponge cake and home-made sweets such as Sweet Bread Fritters, Pestiños and Gañotes. To strike the best bargains don't miss out on the Antiques Fair that is held every year in the old Plaza de Armas train station.
If you prefer buying everything under one roof, settle for Miramar in Fuengirola or La Canada in Marbella. If you are hooked on Barcelona, visit the Passeig de Gracia and Bulevard Rosa arcade in Central Barcelona, which offer excellent supplies.
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