Many people take advantage of the Christmas holidays to make a getaway or a trip. You do not have to go far to live Christmas. The gastronomic tourism can be a great option for these dates. Destinations where you can taste the best cava, the juiciest marzipan and the sweetest nougat.
Travel to the heart of the cava
At Christmas you have to toast with cava. An escape to the Penedeswill allow you to discover how the cava is made and taste it in the best producing cellars. The cava has a particular denomination of origin, because not all the cava that is produced comes from the Penedes, but it is true that the best wineries are there. The largest amount of production is in the wineries near Sant Sadurni de Anoia.
The nougat must be from Alicante
Alicante is famous for its nougat . Plan a getaway through Alicante to try some of the best handmade nougat in Spain. One point in favor to visit Alicante at Christmas is its great weather.
Seafood and Albariño in Galicia
Seafood is not usually missing at Christmas tables, but if there is a region famous for the quality and freshness of its seafood is the Rías Baixas. Instead of tasting the seafood at home, plan a getaway in Galicia to enjoy its best cuisine and its lush green landscapes. Of course, you should water the seafood with a good albariño.
Mazapan in Toledo
Toledo is a beautiful city and is worth visiting. Even if it’s cold, get lost in its streets to discover the whole history of the city. Toledo is also famous for the marzipan, Christmas product par excellence and that you can buy in the convents of the city that continue to produce and sell to the public.
Visit the largest nativity scene in Spain
Xàtiva, in Valencia, has the largest nativity scene in Spain. This nativity scene has more than 1,770 square meters. The figures are made to life size by fallas artists, there are recycled materials, solidarity contributions, presence of live animals… Once there, do not forget to visit its impressive castle and the monumental city.
In terms of gastronomy, you should try their baked rice or their tender garlic with designation of origin. We also recommend you try the arnadí, a dessert originally from Xàtiva and of Andalusian origin.