Once the holiday–makers have gone back home and the heat of the summer is more bearable, September is a great month to travel to Spain. It is still warm and you have more chances to interact with the locals and discover the real Spain and its culture. If you have the opportunity to take your holidays when everyone is coming back to work, there are few things to choose from in Spain.
Religious events are of course important in Spain, one of the oldest one being the Fiestas Patronales de La Virgen de Gracia, on the 8th. These celebrations have taken place for more than 400 years in Albacete in honour of the local Virgin. Expect procession and flower offering to the Virgin, but also fireworks, music and gunpowder!
The Rioja is certainly one of the most known Spanish products and it has its own festival, held around the third week-end of September on the day of San Mateo. In fact, this wine has a very important place in the Spanish culture and its harvesting is celebrated in Logrono, the capital of the Rioja region.
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