I am planning to go to Spain from 29 dec to 11 jan. is it true that most shops and places are closed during this period?
No. It is not true. Actually in that period some shop will be open until 10.00PM about 7 years ago
For flight, hotels and car rental this website is quite useful - http://www.trabber.co.uk I hope it will help. about 7 years ago
There are many in the city center which should be ok. The main issue might be that all the night life is concentrated there and might be noise. Check it here - http://www.trabber.co.uk/hotels/ almost 7 years ago