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2.5 weeks in Seville, Granada, Madrid and Morocco

2.5 weeks in Seville, Granada, Madrid and Morocco

Old Dec 3rd, 2021, 01:21 PM
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Speaking of turrón, very near your Madrid hotel, at Paseo del Prado 10, you'll find the largest turrón store in the world--TORRONS VICENS from Agramunt (Lleida), 650 square meters of turrón heaven. This company, in business since 1775, also has shops in Málaga and Granada.

Here are some of their new flavors, designed by Albert Adrià--

And a new flavor this season, created by Adrià and José Andrés, "Cherry Times"

Some century-old, venerable, lovely-to-look-at Madrid shops, within walking distance of your hotel, for Christmas treats:

Casa Mira at Carrera San Jerónimo 30

Lhardy also on Carrera San Jerónimo at number 10 (downstairs gourmet deli & upstairs super elegant restaurant from 1839, recently reinvented)

El Riojano at Calle Mayor 10

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For anyone headed to Málaga for the holidays, there is a new, ongoing light and musical spectacle in the English-style Botanical Gardens, "Luces del Botánico", similar to the ones that have been in Kew Gardens and in Berlin.
It's a 2-kilometer circular route through the Gardens illuminated by over 2 million lights, music and a visual narrative of people who have formed part of the history of these gardens.
The visit takes about an hour, 10 minutes to enjoy. It will be going on until Jan. 9. One can reach the gardens via public bus 2 or the "Christmas Lights" tourist bus line 91. One can (and should) purchase tickets online.

More info here-
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Hello mdn!

I was in Madrid twice and we always stayed at Hotel Preciados, very close to Puerto del Sol and Gran Vía street

I hope you enjoy Madrid, it is one of my fav cities in Europe.
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Thank you, Maribel! Will will definitely check out the holiday specialties in Madrid and the Christmas lights in Malaga.

Susan: we love Madrid and I’m sure it’ll be even more enjoyable with the holiday spirit in the air. Just noticed that Salmon Guru, a bar around the corner from hotel Catalonia Las Cortes, was voted as one of the best bars in the world. Their cocktails look avant-garde, but should be fun!
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