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Christmas in Malaga, a visit from Malaga airport

In Andalusia, Malaga city is an important tourist starting point. All flights to the Costa del Sol region are carried out by Malaga airport. Prominent is the place mostly because of the delicious wine and the historic harbor. As well Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga. Culturally, there is less to admire than in Barcelona or Madrid. Nevertheless, Costa del Sol holiday makers should plan a trip to Malaga, because the place is well worth seeing, not only for Picasso fans. At Christmas, the streets and squares in Malaga are transforming into a big, bright sea of lights. Millions of lights, lamps and bulbs will be installed to produce in the city a special flair.

Are you planning a visit to Malaga during the winter?, there are many places to visit and without any doubt you will not be able to visit all the recommended places, but I can try to guide you on the best travel tips for your visit to this beautiful city.

Our first contact will be with the Malaga airport. Do not worry, it is very easy not to get lost as there are many signs which will guide us to our desired transportation method: car hire in Malaga, public bus and taxis, Malaga airport transfers or to the train station.

My personal recommendation is to avoid public transport; if we are going to stay for a week, we can get interesting offers for a rental car.

Malaga Sightseeing in Winter

Once we are ready to explore the city, we can start from the city center, which in Christmas is a very recommended starting point.

Both the Cathedral of Malaga and the Arab fortress Gibralfaro, from where you have a fantastic view from the Mediterraneao coast and the city, worth the visit; some consider the Cathedral of Malaga the most beautiful church in southern Spain.

If you come in Christmas to Malaga, the streets and main squares of the province transform into a bright sea of lights. Lamps and million of lights are installed to bring the christmas essence to the Costa del Sol.

On the large plazas of the city are drawn up also huge Christmas tree designs.

If we compare Andalusia and Malaga with the Northern and Central European Christmas, we can find some differences:

  •  St. Nicholas feast day, widely celebrated in Europe, on December 6th, is unknown in Malaga.
  • Santa Claus play also an important role in southern Spain, but also the Feast of the Three Kings, so gifts are given on December 24 and/or January 6.

In the late afternoon of January 5th arrive the Three Kings at the port of Malaga. After a child as a representative of all children has read its Christmas letter, starts a big parade to the City Hall. This parade is very similar to carnival, because millions of sweets are thrown into the crowd, with children collecting them eagerly. Finally is celebrated a big party with music and shows.

The parade of the three Kings is held in all larger communities of Andalusia.
With the day of the Three Kings on January 6th end the Christmas celebrations in MalagaFree Articles, which are definitely worth a visit!

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Coming to Malaga in winter will benefit our budget, prices are much more cheaper than coming any other season and we can find a rental car at at very economic prices, just check prices and compare.

If you need more information about your planning, take a look at this Malaga airport website.

I hope you enjoy your visit to Malaga.

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