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    New Year and Christmas in Seville: the tradition in Spain

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    Margot Molina
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    If you have decided to spend Christmas or New Year abroad and have chosen Seville, you are in the right place. Today I will tell you about what the Andalusian tradition is for Christmas and the New Year's Eve in Seville and what is organized on this occasion. The capital of the Andalusia region has a lot to offer, not just on New Year's Eve, but throughout the year. In particular, however, during the Christmas period, the city takes on a different aspect.


    Article index


    • 1 Christmas and New Year in Seville to visit the monuments
    • 2 Christmas activities in Seville for young and old
      • 2.1 Christmas celebrations in Seville with children
    • 3 The traditions of Christmas and New Year's Eve in Seville
    • 4 Conclusions on Christmas and New Year in Seville

    Christmas and New Year in Seville to visit the monuments

    If you want to spend a peaceful Christmas and enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, you have probably made the best choice thinking of Seville. The capital of Andalusia offers truly unique monuments, among the most important we find the Giralda (symbol of the city), the Cathedral e the Alcazar. In addition, the city center is decorated for the holidays and the illuminations are always amazing.

    Always on the occasion of Christmas the Cathedral of Seville sets up the nativity scene, one of the best in the city together with the one set up by the municipality (not far from the cathedral and absolutely worth seeing).

    Do not miss the Seville Christmas markets, the most important is the present one between the Archive of the Indies and the Cathedral, here you will find handcrafted pieces of the nativity scene and Christmas decorations of various kinds. It is possible to find the other Christmas markets in Plaza Nueva, all'Alameda de Hércules sotto il Metropol Parasol who comes for the occasion decorated and illuminated.



    Christmas activities in Seville for young and old

    This year the mapping in Piazza San Francesco with a show every hour starting at 19.00. In the Alameda area instead, for this Christmas in Seville there will be the labyrinth of lights, precisely in Trajano Street. Moreover, even if the snow is impossible to see in Seville, this year young and old will be able to try the experience of a snowy night at the Alameda de Hercules from 22 to 4 January inside a giant bubble set up for the occasion!

    In addition, the youngest, from 26 to 5 January from 8 to 15.00 will be able to attend educational activities inside the Real Alcazar and every day between 11.00 and 14.00 they will be able to leave their letter to the Magi for the gifts of 6 January.

    Christmas holidays in Seville with children

    If you have children and want to spend the Christmas holidays in Seville, no problem because the city also offers merry-go-rounds and entertainment for the little ones. In fact, rides, ice rinks and spaces are installed in the main squares of Seville game for the little ones. 

    The traditions of Christmas and New Year's Eve in Seville

    As in Italy, even here, in Seville, being a predominantly Catholic country, Christmas is celebrated. On the night of the eve (December 24) the Spaniards gather as a family for the dinner, the restaurants prepare special menus for those who want to go to the restaurant tonight instead. There is no real fixed menu, but what we mainly eat is fish and jamòn, the typical dish par excellence. Obviously there will be sweets at the table with the typical ones matecados, puff pastry, polvorones and obviously the nougat.



    La noche vieja, or rather the last day of the year (31 December) in Spain is celebrated in much the same way as in Italy, with a great dinner and the wait for midnight, but unlike Italy and the other countries of the world here you eat 12 grapes at each toll of the bells (the last 12), if you succeed in the enterprise you will have a good year!


    Conclusions on Christmas and New Year in Seville

    If you have decided to spend Christmas, or the New Year, in Seville, surely the positive side is that the temperatures are not as cold as ours and in addition you can enjoy a tradition similar to ours but with some nice and different points that you may not have had. considered.



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