In search of warmth in the middle of winter: 7 places where it is possible

When you walk through the Spanish geography in search of warmth in the middle of winter, something similar happens to what happens in the summer months when you need fresh air. It is possible to find certain places where temperatures are not extreme but, in the end, Spain is not the Caribbean, so you can not expect beach or swimsuit. At least not under normal conditions.

What you can find, in any case and as already mentioned, are small oases where temperatures will never force you to put on more layers than a human being can bear. These lines want to review seven places where it is possible to forget the scarf at home and not suffer for it.

Vigo, to the surprise of many

Vigo warmth

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It may come as a surprise because the northern lands cannot be directly related to the word “heat” in the winter months. Despite this, this Galician city can boast one of the mildest temperatures in the peninsula. Due to its location, between the sea and the mountains, during the months of December and January Vigo does not drop below seven degrees. What would be a good day in Segovia.

In addition to enjoying the Christmas atmosphere that since late November characterizes the city of the dinoseto, around this there are countless places worth discovering. From the Costa da Vela, where the Atlantic blows strong, to Pontevedra, which has one of the most important and well preserved historic centers of Galicia. Vigo is ideal for those who need this embrace of warmth in the north.

Alicante, on the shores of the Mediterranean

Alicante warmth

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Temperatures in Alicante, in these winter months, are also quite mild. Walking by the sea becomes possible and pleasant. The Mediterranean breeze is appreciated, as it is appreciated to discover this city in its quieter months. You have to start at the Town Hall square, with arcaded buildings of beautiful architecture, and then discover neighborhoods such as Santa Cruz. Within it, you will be amazed by the co-cathedral of San Nicolás, in Renaissance and Gothic style.

Do not leave without climbing Mount Benacantil, where the castle of Santa Bárbara awaits, nor without a walk through the port. In this place, moreover, you will discover the exact point from which all heights in Spain are measured. It may also be interesting to visit the island of Tabarca, the only inhabited island in the Valencian Community.

Huelva, always trustworthy


Muelle del Tinto, in Huelva. | Shutterstock

Huelva can always be trusted when it comes to looking for some warmth. It is worth visiting this city where one will find temperatures that exceed, on the best of days, fifteen degrees. It is a cozy place that leaves such beautiful pictures as the one that develops in the Muelle del Tinto at sunset.

Much of the province of Huelva retains this mild climate in which to take a break in December and January. In this sense, you should not leave without making a pilgrimage (even by car) to the village of El Rocío, where you really notice a special weather. The Monastery of La Rábida is also an interesting corner and what to say about the Doñana National Park. Another world.

Murcia, the warmth of the south

Murcia warmth

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More warmth from the south. Murcia is a city that has an extraordinary weather at any time of the year, close to twenty degrees even in the middle of December. The best decision a traveler can make when discovering Murcia is to go by instinct and wander its streets without a map. Sooner or later he will come across the 90 meters high main tower of the Santa Iglesia Catedral de Santa María. It took five centuries to build, a detail that can be seen precisely in the mixture of details from different eras and styles.

Murcia has, of course, the privilege of the Mediterranean, so you also have to let yourself be dragged a little by the sea breeze and encourage a winter beach day if the weather allows it. It does not always happen, but if it can happen somewhere, it is in Murcia.

Málaga, where winter is relative


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Something similar happens with Málaga, where the word winter does not mean the same as in the rest of the Spanish geography. Winter, in this city, means to wrap up a bit warm on the worst of days. Temperatures do not drop below eight degrees and exceed fifteen during daylight hours. The real difficulty one faces when visiting Málaga is choosing just a few of the many places to visit.

More than 2,000 years of history back up this city where you can discover monuments such as the Roman theater, which began to be built in the first century B.C. More recent is La Manquita, Málaga’s cathedral, so named because one of its towers was never finished. Despite this, it is one of the masterpieces of the Andalusian Renaissance.

Melilla, on another continent


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Literally on another continent, visiting Melilla in the winter months means not dropping below ten degrees. It is undoubtedly a perfect time to get to know this city that has more tourist corners than one could imagine at first. Not in vain, Melilla is one of the cities with more modernist buildings throughout the Spanish geography.

A first visit should have as a starting point the Old City, a fortress built on a rock that juts into the Mediterranean. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1953. Once Melilla La Vieja has been visited, one must continue to discover the four cultures that coexist in the city, all with their monuments and traditions. In these winter months the atmosphere is perfect for this: warm and quiet.

Fuerteventura, twenty degrees are possible

Fuerteventura warmth

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It is possible to reach twenty degrees in winter, but for that you have to travel to the Canary Islands. Specifically, to Fuerteventura, which on its best days reaches this magical temperature that many consider the ideal. During the night they hardly go down to twelve or eleven degrees. Fuerteventura is a paradise for those seeking to escape the cold.

It should be traveled calmly, savoring the arid environment and inland villages, which in the winter months offer its best face, away from mass tourism. Villages like El Cotillo, one of the still unknown jewels of the island, or places like Villa Winter, full of mysteries related to the Nazis, or Lobos Island, with its crystal clear waters, make a trip to Fuerteventura in the ideal getaway for those who have no choice but to live with the winter … But the farther away, the better. Finding warmth in these Spanish locations it is possible even in winter.

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