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Best Cities in November in Spain

Where to visit in Spain in November 2013


As the weather turns cooler in Spain, November visitors to the country are likely to look for more cultural activities instead of lying on the beach all day. On this page you'll find the best cities to visit in Spain according to the events going on there in November.

Of course, the classic best cities in Spain are good all year round. Check out my list of Best Spanish Cities.

There aren't really any iconic events in November in Spain: no Tomatina Tomato Fight or Pamplona Running of the Bulls. This month it's mainly about jazz and film festivals, there are a few quirky alternatives if that's not your bag.

Check out the best cities to visit this November in Spain or check out these links:

1. Barcelona

Image: (c) Damian Corrigan

Barcelona comes a close second to Madrid as the best place to visit in Spain in November. There are three film festivals, a jazz festival and a press photography exhibition.

Events in Barcelona in November

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Where to Stay in November in Barcelona

2. Madrid

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Madrid has lots to do in November. There's the Madrid jazz festival, two film festivals (the experimental cinema week and the Alcala film festival in nearby Alcala de Henares a dance festival and more.

Events in Madrid in November

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Where to Stay in November in Madrid

3. Potes

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Potes is a small town that is rarely on the tourist radar, but its Orujo Festival is worth checking out. Orujo is the Spanish version of grappa, a type of brandy made with the solid left over after the grapes are pressed. The orujo festival gives you a chance to sample some of the potent aguardiente (fire-water) and see how it is made.

Potes is also close to the Picos de Europa mountain range.

Where to Stay in November in Potes

4. Granada

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Granada is always an excellent choice for a visit any time of year. But with the Granada Jazz Festival running throughout November, this month is an especially good time to visit.

Where to Stay in November in Granada

5. Puerto de la Cruz

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If you're still looking for warm weather, the Canary Islands are your best bet. Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife also hosts the San Andres Festival towards the end of the month, where the "Arrastre de los Cacharros" or "dragging of the pots and pans" takes place. It's a noisy event that is of course accompanied by the usual festive drinking, as the festival also coincides with the opening of the new wines.

Where to Stay in November in Puerto de la Cruz

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