If you’re wondering what’s the best time of year to visit Spain, the answer is that any time is a good time to visit this amazing country. After Christmas and New Years celebrations have been left behind, the country moves on with its bustling agenda making sure that there’s always an interesting event happening close to you.
During the winter season and with cooler temperatures, Spain tops up its calendar with a long list of events and exhibitions that take the country by storm. Regardless of where you are in Spain during January, we guarantee that you will find something to excite you, whether you are traveling for business, a family holiday or a romantic getaway. From cultural events, to exhibitions ranging all the way from fantasy to fashion and a most exquisite art display, there are plenty of options to keep visitors busy while enjoying the undeniable beauty of the Spanish cities.
At Lugarex, we want to ensure you get the most from your visit. For this reason, we research all of the different events taking place around Spain; this is the summary of our top picks.
If you are into art and culture then Spain is for you. Some of the world’s most impressive and detailed artwork is housed in museums across the country.
Picasso/Lautrec is a temporary exhibition devoted to comparing these two great masters of modern art. You’ll be able to enjoy this amazing exhibition until January 21st.
The Spirit of Painting by Cai Guo-Qiang – Cai Guo-Qiang is a renowned Chinese artist, famous for his use of gunpowder in his artistic creations. The exhibition comprises nearly 30 paintings made with gunpowder, some of which will be ignited at the exhibition – a sight not to miss! On display at The Prado Museum until the 4th of March.
Goya and the Illustrated Court – A journey through Goya’s life and work during his years as a court painter. This exhibition, on display until January 21st at the Caixa Forum in Zaragoza, takes a unique look at the evolution of Francisco de Goya’s early work.
© Fundación Bancaria “la Caixa”
The Gates of Hell by Agustin Rodin On display at the Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall in Barcelona, this exhibition is considered the French sculptor’s main piece of work.
Auschwitz – the Canal ArtCentre in Madrid will be the first stop for an international traveling exhibition on the Auschwitz concentration camp. This thought provoking exhibition will offer a reflection on one of the most dramatic events of the past century.
The Art of Shoes by Manolo Blahník – the exhibition is a tribute to fashion, creativity, design and exquisite craftsmanship. On display at the National Museum of Decorative Arts, you’ll be able to enjoy it until March 8th.
Organised by Vogue Spain Magazine
Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Having travelled several cities worldwide (Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Brussels and Holland), this experiential exhibition arrives in Madrid, which will be the only city in Spain to host the event. On display until the 2nd of April, this exhibition promises to become one of the most visited during the winter season. This exhibition is not to be missed, with amazing craftsmanship and dramatic displays, its sure to appeal to all ‘muggles’ young and old!