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Christmas in the Andalusia region

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Christmas in the Andalusia region

We are planning to spend 10 days in this region over the Christmas break. I wanted to spend one or two nights ( Christmas eve and day) somewhere really special . That is a nice hotel and a place where we have something to do on Christmas Day. Any suggestions from anyone ?

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1. Re: Christmas in the Andalusia region


Come to Malaga. Our Christmas lights are fabulous and are turned on Dec. 1 through Jan. 6. There are 4 million light bulbs that turn our downtown into something magical.

Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol and has beaches, plenty of sunshine, and one of the best climates in Spain. It is also one of the most beautiful and relaxing cities in Spain, and 100% Spanish. Malaga has 14 museums (among them Glass and Crystal Museum, Carmen Thyssen Museum, Automobile Museum, and the two Picasso Museums), historic churches (four founded by the Catholic Kings), and monuments that include two castles (Alcazaba and Gibralfaro). The sights are mostly downtown and completely walkable. There are very good restaurants, tapas bars, and nightlife. Shopping is wonderful and the city is very safe. The Malaga Park is very large semi-tropical park and beside it is a new park called the Palmeral de las Sorpresas at the port. Muelle Uno is a new shopping/restaurant complex at the port. There are about 1000 buildings from the 19th century downtown, one of the largest and best conserved collections in Spain.

The natives have the great charm of Andalucia and are among the most friendly people in Spain. It is easy to do day trips to the white towns of Ronda, Mijas, and Nerja, since Malaga is the transportation hub of its province. Malaga Airport is the third largest airport in Spain and has direct connections with many European cities. One can take the AVE from Madrid to Malaga. Read the top questions in the Malaga forum.

Good hotels:

5-star: Vincci Posada del Patio

4-star: Hotel AC Malaga Palacio – The rooftop restaurant is a romantic place during twilight with a great view of the port.

4-star: Hotel Molina Lario – The hotel restaurant Café de Bolsa is a very good restaurant.

3-star: Hotel Don Curro

The Restaurant El Pimpi at Calle Granada, 62, has Andalusian decoration and music and one can have tapas and try Malaga’s sweet wine here. This is the restaurant that celebrities are brought to. Movie stars and members of royalty have all been here.

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2. Re: Christmas in the Andalusia region

Malaga, Malaga and Malaga, You will not regret. My partner explain you the most important stuffs about Malaga so.

Good luck and enjoy!

Brussels, Belgium
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3. Re: Christmas in the Andalusia region

check http://www.parador.es/en/portal.do where you have a network of hotels in historical buildings, that could be perfect for your 1 or 2 nights getaway. The ones in Carmona and Granada are great imho.

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