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Spain in February
Written by Nishant Gurav on November 16, 2022 Share on

Spain in February – A Guide to Perfect Valentine Trip to Spain

Spain may be Europe’s hidden winter gem. This European country enjoys the most temperate climate due to its geographical location. It is again the only country where you can get best of both the worlds in the month of February, be it ski on the snowcapped mountains or enjoy sunny day at the beach. The mainstream image of Spain is either football or enjoying a glass of margarita laying at the beach. But what very less people know is that it is in winter months Spain offer pleasant cold unlike north European countries. Also during this time you will find lesser crowds at tourist spots so that you can explore the area at your own pace. One other factor can be lower prices of tickets so that you can spend more money on everything apart from just in flights.

You can plan road trip through the Andalusian region all the way to Valencia and moving forward up to Barcelona. On addition beautiful landscapes of Spain you will get to experience the postcard-perfect coast, beaches and villages of the country. Andalusian region is warmest in winters. It is an ideal honeymoon destination for those couple who get married in winters. Spain also has Canary Islands to offer for those who wish to have a more relaxed vacation. Trains are comfortable mode of transportation in European countries and also you save time as compared to flights where you have to reach airport 2 hours prior to the departure.


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Weather in Spain in February

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Overall February in Spain is chilly, but most of the metro cities doesn’t reach to sub zero temperature. While other major cities of Europe are chilling, Spain offers good amount of warmth comparatively.

Madrid is relatively dry and snowfall is close to nil. While the early mornings and late nights can be a bit chilly. Since Barcelona is a coastal city, it’s not as cold as Madrid.

Also read : Top 5 Helpful Tips While Travelling to Madrid

Cities like Malaga and Sevilla have a higher average temperature as compared to rest of the Spain, although not enough for a sunbathe. Where as in Northern Spain temperature drops close or less to zero degrees and also rains continuously.

  • Madrid : 54 F (12 C)/ 34 F (1 C)
  • Barcelona : 57 F (14 C)/41 F (5 C)
  • Sevilla : 64 F (18 C)/44 F (7 C)
  • Malaga : 63 F (17 C)/46 F (8 C)

What to pack for Spain in February

You won’t need heavy winter gear in Spain, some cold-weather basics will do the trick. List items can include:

  • Full/short sleeves shirts for layering
  • Long sleeve tops
  • A sweatshirt or cardigan
  • A light jacket
  • A lightweight scarf
  • Jeans/cargo pants

Places to visit in Spain in February

  1. Malaga
  2. Canary Islands
  3. Murcia & Cartagena

1. Malaga

Malaga, Places to visit in Spain in February
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Malaga is the capital of Costa del Sol, which actually translates to Coast of the Sun. It has the best beaches to offer and that’s not even the best part ! Less crowded is word you are looking for here. That’s the beauty of Spain in winters. People who like older buildings and appreciate great architecture will fall in love with this city.  The Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, is actually an eye pleasing structure to look up to. Whitewash villages are must to see attractions in the region to get the feel of local culture. La Farola is a 19th century lighthouse, one of Spain’s oldest. You can definitely go there for evening stroll. Don’t forget to visit a 250 year old historical marvel : Catedral De La Encarnacion De Malaga.

Also read : Top 8 Beautiful Beaches in Malaga

2. Canary Islands

Canary Islands, Places to visit in Spain in February
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Canary Island is located bit far from Spain and near to Morocco. So it gives a feel of being close to the equator with its tropical like weather. It’s always been a beloved destination for sun bathers. The island has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites : Garajonay Nation Park, San Cristobal de La Laguna and Risco Caido archaelogical site Being an island there’s a lot of marine life to explore. You can take a boat trip around the island for dolphin or even whale spotting. Also go exploring other nearby islands : Gran Canaria, La Gomera, El Hierro and others. The best part is you can easily travel to these islands by ferries.

Also read : Top Beaches in Canary Islands

3. Murcia & Cartagena

Murcia & Cartagena, Places to visit in Spain in February
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Cartagena is actually an old port city. You’ll get a chance to witness amazing beaches here and don’t forget to visit the museum based in an excavated ancient roman amphitheater. Murcia is a gorgeous old town situated just a 30mins drive from Cartagena. It was established in 831 AD. It is a place to look around for local cuisine and culture. Pastel de carne (meat pie) is an authentic dish made with meat, tomato and egg. Traditionally, a Murcian might just carry it as a snack to see bullfight. Being in Spain it’s not possible to mention Tapas. Murcia has its own local tapas specialities perfect to enjoy with a glass of local wine. Apart from this you might even get luck to spot a flock of pink flamingos!

Also read : Best Things to do in Murcia

Events to attend in Spain in February

  • Festival de Jerez : Flamenco is an old traditional dance with its roots in Andalusia province. This annual Flamenco dance festival celebrates the heritage in old town of Jerez. You can witness greatest flamenco artist performing right in front of your eyes.
  • Madrid Gastro Festival : All the restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes highlight the dishes of the Spain. Almost all the food outlets in the city take part in this allowing visitors to taste everything be it traditional tapas or local wine.
  • ARCO Madrid Contemporary Art Fair : This art fair takes place in the massive IFEMA Convention Centre where works of over 1300 artists from around the world is displayed.
  • Los Moros Y Cristianos : Lots of cities across the country celebrate this festival, which literally translates to “Moors and Christians”. Citizens dress up into old traditional clothes and reenact epic battle scenes from the Reconquista period, in this interactive even which brings out the local communities is a must to catch if you are in Spain in the month of February.

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