Madrid Christmas Photo Essay

Have you ever visited Europe during Christmastime? It’s absolutely a magical time of year whether you celebrate Christmas or not. Strolling around Madrid once the lights go on is one of the best (and free!) activities the city has to offer.  Start on Calle Alcala and follow the brightest lights towards the center of the city. No matter which way you turn, you’re sure to find something that leaves you in awe.

Ice skating rink, metro Callao

Ice skating rink, metro Callao

Just as the sun is setting, they switch on the lights! Plaza Colón is the home to the monuments of Christopher Columbus as well as the pickup point for the NAVIBUS, which is an open-top double decker bus that does a one hour tour of the christmas lights in Madrid. In 2014 the tickets were only 2 euro per person – so it’s a real steal!

Pro Tip : wait to get the front row seats as the whole window will be yours and there will be no one in front of you.

Tree in Plaza Colón

Tree in Plaza Colón

Gran Via Christmas lights

Gran Via Christmas lights

As seen from the bus…

Puerta de Alcala

Puerta de Alcala

Paseo de Recoletos, Madrid

Paseo de Recoletos, Madrid

Everyone has to take a stroll down the Paseo. Grab your loved ones and go arm in arm – slowly as the Spanish do.

Little reindeers made out of LED lights

Little reindeers made out of LED lights

Turkish restaurant

Turkish restaurant

Street lights on Calle de Goya

Street lights on Calle de Goya

Just waiting for the bus…

Miniature of a ski resort

Miniature of a ski resort

Almost every shop in the city does something to bring cheer.

Roscón de Reyes (King's Cake)

Roscón de Reyes (King’s Cake)

The delicious Roscón de Reyes – or King’s Cake. Inside a little toy is hidden (definitely not the safest idea) and whoever finds it wins! What do they win? I’m still not sure…

Christmas pillows

Christmas pillows


About

Maddy joined It’s One World Travel in 2014 as Director of Photography and spends most of his free time behind the lens.
Aside from photography he also enjoys running, making short films, learning new languages and exploring.


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