While there are those people that can’t wait for Christmas or Easter, there are also those out there that wait all year for the spook-fest that is All Hallows Eve. More commonly known as Halloween, it’s the time of the year when people get dressed up for fright-filled parties, bob for apples, carve pumpkins and watch those films that have them hiding behind the sofa. But, for the die-hard fans out there, a little horror film and a dab of face paint just won’t do.
Weirdly, or not so weirdly depending on what camp you’re in, Halloween Tourism is a big thing, with people flocking everywhere from America to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania to celebrate. But, while these are well-known, and albeit busy tourist destinations, have you ever considered holidays to Spain at this time of year? Below, we’ve listed some of our favourite places to go.
A fun filled and vibrant city anyway, the whole of Barcelona comes alive with fierce Halloween fun like you’ve never seen before.
The famous bars and clubs are always bursting with various themed nights for you to enjoy, and you’ll also be able to explore the magnificent cemeteries, which come alive with night tours and classical musical concerts. Make sure you take a look at Les Corts, Montjuic and Poblenou. And when it’s all over, you can use the rest of your time to explore the amazing city and sample it’s delicious foods.
Now, this is one for the horror fans out there, as Halloween coincides with San Sebastian’s Horror and Fantasy Film Festival. This sees some of the scariest cinema and exhibitions alongside Spooktacular theatre performances, and a hell of a lot of concerts. Running for nearly 30 years, the events take place in the old town and is a must for those that love horror, Halloween and a good ol’ festival.
Known for its party reputation, Malaga is the perfect place to go after the summer season is over, ready for the spookiest night of the year.Filled with stunning cemeteries, you’ll be able to explore these in all their Hallows Eve wonder. The Botanical Garden and English Cemetery are particular highlights due to their themed events, while the Zombies party at the port is another fabulous highlight. So, if you love Halloween and travel, make sure you check out all the wonders that Spain has to offer, before it becomes overcrowded with Halloween tourism.