The seven best Christmas markets in Madrid to enjoy a day in the center +2023

Madrid full of lights at Christmas is absolutely magical, and even if we don’t live in the center, walking around its illuminated streets should be a must have of the Christmas in the Spanish capital.

One of the best plans for these dates in Madrid is to visit a Christmas market. Some are loaded with decorations to fill our tree, and there are others where we will find the perfect gift made by hand by an artisan, or an original and different detail for our invisible friend in the office. Today we tell you the six best Christmas markets in Madridwith whom to enjoy a day in the center and fill us with the Christmas spirit.

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The market of Plaza de España

We already told you what the Rockefeller Center plaza in Nueva and the Spain Square in Madridbut in addition to the ice rink we can find a csmall market called “La Navideña” in which there is not only gastronomic offer, but also crafts. In addition there are experiential theater and circus performances, the 450 m2 ice rink and plenty of activities for the whole family.

The Christmas market in the Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor Market

We cannot talk about Christmas markets in Madrid and forget about the one in the Plaza Mayor. There are those who have a tradition of buying a wig, a hat or any other festive accessory in one of their stalls and walking around the city in that way year after year. Others increase the number of figurines in their Bethlehem by buying one. Whatever it is, it’s A must visit in the Christmas tour of the center of Madrid.

The Craft Fair of the Community of Madrid

In Recoletas and as every year for the last 35 editions, the Craft Fair of the Community of Madrid (created by the Madrid Association of Artisan Trades) that opens from December 1 to 30. A Christmas market that is located on Paseo de Recoletos (in the section between Colón and Cibeles) and where we find everything from jewelry to ceramics, going through toys, Christmas decorations or leather goods. More than 150 artisan stalls that will leave us speechless.

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Cat Market in Madrid

Market of the Cat Madrid

It was created to publicize creative and sustainable companies, and it has become an essential Christmas as far as markets are concerned. This year it is celebrated in two places, The Westin Palace Hotel from December 2 to 9, and Gran Vía 13 from December 16 to January 5, this second part especially Christmas. Fashion, jewelry, crafts, natural cosmetics… A Christmas market where you can find gifts for the whole family.

The British Christmas Market at Saint George’s Church

If your thing is to visit the classic European markets on these dates (here we tell you what they are The best Christmas markets in Europe for a last-minute getaway), you can take a look at Saint George’s Church on the corner of Núñez de Balboa and Hermosilla, in the heart of the Salamanca district. The bad thing is It is only held one day, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.but visiting its 30 stalls distributed throughout the patio, garden and hall of this church are a great Christmas plan.

An English-style market, the Beefeater Xmas Market

Following this style we also find the Beefeater Xmas Marketa Christmas market with an English accent that can be found at 53 Fortuny Street from December 3 to 18, from 6 to 11 p.m., just in case you have it busy on Saint George’s Day.

The Christmas market of El Corte Inglés

Christmas Market Nuevos Ministerios Castellana

El Corte Inglés in Castellana becomes an obligatory point of passage at Christmas. The reason is that its outdoor parking hides a German-style Christmas market that has become a tradition More in Madrid. It has a daily sound and light show with shows from 6:00 p.m. and every half hour, and it opens until January 5 from 12 to 11 p.m. An extra: in addition to the little stalls, they have a 40 m² Nativity scene that the Madrid Nativity Scene Association has prepared and in which no detail is missing.

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Photos | City of Madrid, isMadrid, El Corte Inglés Castilian

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