Spain: in autumn, we have our fill of cultural, sporting, musical events and regional festivities

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In Spain, the months of October and November are perfect for traveling, the climate is still mild and the country comes alive with a variety of cultural, sporting, musical events and regional festivities that offer many choices for tourists.

This month, among the events still in progress, until November 5, in Madrid, Suma Flamenca, one of the the most important festivals in the world dedicated to flamenco, which transforms the Spanish capital into a center of energy and tradition, attracting dance and music lovers from all over the world.

The Cadiz Ibero-American Theater Festival, from October 20 to November 5, is one of the most important cultural events. Every two years, the streets of the city fill with artists, directors and spectators from different countries who transform them into open-air stages, while in the theaters you can watch productions of the highest level, ranging from Shakespearean classics to contemporary plays.

For athletes, the spectacular Total Energies Bilbao night marathon will take place on October 21 in Bilbao, 42 kilometers, 21 or 10 night routes through the streets of the charming city of the Basque Country.

November 1st opens with the All Saints’ Fair in Cocentaina, Alicante. First organized in 1346 as a local market for agricultural products and livestock, today it represents an important showcase of traditional activities linked to the countryside, crafts, agricultural machinery and means of transport. The initiative is linked to numerous cultural proposals, such as the book fair, exhibitions, choral music competitions, equestrian shows and concerts.

We all feel like children again with the International Kite Festival in Fuerteventura November 6 to 12; an excellent opportunity to discover the island.

More culture with the Gijón International Film Festival, which takes place in different cinemas and cultural centers in this Asturian city. An internationally consolidated event that offers competitive film productions and parallel sections with cycles, tributes and retrospectives. From November 17 to 25.

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