There is a fantastic tradition that takes place in Madrid every year on New Year’s Eve. The San Silvestre Vallecana race first took place in 1964 and is still going strong in 2011. This 10km race takes place through Madrid’s Vallecas district and is open to runners of all ages and abilities. The dash is held on New Years Eve and thousands take part in it year after year. From serious athletes to those wanting a bit of a challenge and plenty of fun, anyone and everyone are welcome to enter. It’s a great event for spectators too as it is filled with fun, energy and plenty of excitement too.
Monthly Archives: November 2011
The Procession of the Three Kings or Cabalgata los Reyes Magos is a very important Christmas tradition in Spain. In Barcelona, thousands of people gather at the harbour steps of the Moll de Fusta and watch as the trio arrive by boat.
What better place is there to buy all your Christmas goodies than at a Christmas market. Madrid’s Christmas market in particular is huge and teeming with arts, crafts, gift ideas and other goodies too. The Madrid Christmas market takes place throughout November and December in the Plaza Mayor in the Spanish capital. There are at least 100 stalls there every year selling everything imaginable to make Christmas go with a bang. It is not to be missed by anyone visiting Madrid in the run up to Christmas.