Christmas will ‘light up’ the city of Malaga with the inauguration of the Christmas lighting next Friday, November 26, 2021. The capital has been chosen among the 20 most beautiful cities in the world to visit at Christmas, according to the ranking made by the prestigious web portal European Best Destinations.
Through a committee of experts, the platform has carried out an analysis of European cities and their Christmas lighting, making a classification with the must-see locations during the next Christmas season. Malaga is the only Andalusian city that is in the top 20 recommended places to experience the magic of Christmas.
The European Best Destinations portal highlights that Malaga, in addition to being a fashionable destination for European travellers, has the largest number of museums per square kilometre on the continent. At Christmas, the city’s characteristic palm trees are adorned with Christmas garlands and street concerts take place. “Every year Malaga offers an exceptional show to visitors from all over the world who come to discover one of the most beautiful destinations to visit at Christmas,” the website states.
The capital of Spain also stands out as one of the essential enclaves during this winter season. Madrid has up to 4 large Christmas markets: the Design Market, the Christmas Candy Fair, the Cat Market or the Plaza Mayor Christmas Market. This Christmas market begins the last week of November and ends at the end of December; and it has been chosen by the prestigious platform as the most beautiful Christmas market in Spain.
Some of the 20 Most Beautiful Cities in the World at Christmas are:
Enjoying a fascinating and exquisitely decorated enclave is possible in the Croatian city of Opatija. Its streets and squares are decorated with incomparable taste for a Christmas stay that promises to be unforgettable. It has an ice skating rink and during this time there are musical and theatrical performances as part of the Advent program. The entire city is decked out and the sound of Christmas carols can be heard in any corner of Opatija.
Another of the enclaves chosen as one of the most beautiful Christmas destinations in the world is the city of Moscow in Russia. Unmissable visit at any time of year, the Russian city goes one more step in the Christmas celebration. Saint Basil’s Cathedral frames a Christmas market where Red Square is adorned with up to a thousand garlands. In addition, it remains open until mid-February, so you will have the opportunity to visit this mythical city of the Russian country.
France also has the city of Montbeliard, as one of the cities with the best Christmas lighting. Located in eastern France, this area is known for its hospitality that multiplies the days before Christmas. During Advent, the Württemberg tradition is well known, for which a Christmas market is organised with up to 160 stalls with high-quality items. Tastefully illuminated streets and delicious gastronomic products are one of the pillars of this beautiful city .
Islands of Madeira, Portugal
Another neighbouring country, Portugal, also has its place in this Christmas ranking. In this case we will opt for the islands of Madeira, to spend a tropical and colourful Christmas. In fact, its Christmas market is among the best on the European continent and has spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations. The capital, Funchal, has sublime lighting and one of the most outstanding days is New Year’s Day, a day when fireworks are rampant, being the largest show in all of Europe.
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