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Totally Spain’s Guide to Christmas in Spain

As travel specialists based in Spain, we receive lots of requests for Christmas packages. When responding, we always explain that the holiday season in Spain is a marathon-like event with no less than a whopping five days of full-on celebration over the two weeks of Christmas. The five key holiday dates are Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 31, Jan 1 and Jan 6. Bars and restaurants are open on most of these days but shops, museums and other businesses and attractions could be shut on the afternoon of Dec 24, all day on Dec 25, the afternoon of Dec 31, all day Jan 1 and all day on Jan 6. If you are thinking about visiting Spain to see how the Spanish celebrate Christmas, here are some of the traditions we enjoy ourselves and think you should factor into your trip…

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Unusual Andalusia – Hidden Treasures and Local Pleasures in Southern Spain

The challenge when visiting Andalusia is often shortlisting what to see and do. About 7m people visit the region every year and most of those will be visiting the Alhambra, Mezquita, Alcazar & Giralda – the stunning monuments and among the top attractions in Spain. Although we adore these monuments, these busy sights aren’t always what make a holiday really special. Our clients most-treasured memories take place at the lesser known monuments. And so, based on our experience of designing itineraries for almost 15 years, we bring you our suggestions for unusual Andalusia… 

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Return Holiday to Spain? Don’t overlook these 14 Hidden Spanish Sights

Time to go back to Spain?  If you are thinking about another Spain vacation, we have 14 remarkable Hidden Spanish Sights we believe will knock your socks off. All are well known by the Spanish but amazingly, they don’t seem to get the attention internationally they deserve.  No harm in that at all as it means they are much quieter than the big attractions.  So, if you are planning a return holiday to Spain do consider including some of these lesser known Spanish gems. We’ve been including these types of places in our travel itineraries since the year 2000 and our clients adore them and we hope you will too.

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