If you choose to take a holiday in Barcelona during the week of October 31 and November 1, you’ll have the chance to take part in Barcelona’s yearly Halloween and All Saints’ Day celebrations.
On the night of Halloween, people of all ages dress in costumes and decorate their houses and businesses in scary decor. Children go trick-or-treating, or truco o trato in Spanish, while adults choose to party at popular local venues. There are many nightclubs available for Halloween parties like Opium Mar, Sala Razzmatazz, and Sala Apolo.
If you prefer restaurants, the Enigmatium offers an interactive show that promises a night of comedy, mystery, and puzzles. Be beware, this restaurant doesn’t reveal its location. You must find it by following the clues! Alternatively, check out La Posada Maldita, where the waiters dress as scary creatures and the entire theme of the restaurant is horror. You can even check out a horror show while you dine!
After you spent time recovering in you Barcelona villa from your experiences the night before, make sure to check out the culture and traditions that encompass the solemn celebration of All Saints’ Day.
Many locals go to church to remember the saints or visit the graves of their loved ones to lay flowers.
On the streets of Barcelona, you’ll find vendors, dancers, artists, and food. The most common food is panellet, a Catalan pastry of cinnamon bread with sugar, potatoes, almonds, eggs, pine nuts, and cherries. Also served are boniatos (sweet potatoes), candied fruit, and muscatel wine.
Catch a production of the famous “Don Juan Tenorio” which will be performed in many theaters throughout the city as well as in the Poblenou cemetery.
The city also offers its annual Castanyada, which is a festival where everyone gets together over a huge fire in an open space. There they place a pan on the hot coals and cook castañas (chestnuts), which are available for sampling to get into the autumn spirit!
Take a break from your beautiful Barcelona vacation rental and make sure you check out these unique holiday celebrations, great for all ages!
One of the biggest perks unique to the Barcelona region is the fact that there are dozens of beaches available either within walking distance or just a short train ride away in the Costa Brava region, the area north of Barcelona. Each beach offers a different experience, and summer is the perfect opportunity to discover what experiences the gorgeous Mediterranean shoreline can provide for you.
Cabrera de Mar is a lovely town with some of the prettiest beaches you can imagine. While you’re there, you can even visit the Castell de Burriac or try your hand at surf lessons!
Canyelles offers a quiet beach surrounded by cliffs that are covered in Spanish pine trees. This beach typically remains less crowded than other beaches in Catalonia if you’re looking for your own semi-private getaway.
Platja d’Aro is perfect if you’re looking for a more lively vacation. Come check out the surrounding shopping opportunities, food experiences, and festivals. It is a perfect beach if you’re looking for different activities, from relaxing on the beach to dancing at a local festival.
Sant Pol de Mar is another beach with waters so clear that you can see your feet beneath the tide. One of the most secret beaches in Costa Brava, a trip to these crystal waters are guaranteed to provide a truly regenerating experience.
This is just a taste of all the beach experiences Costa Brava has to offer. Make plans to come and check out your favorite one during your holiday. After all, life’s a beach! If one of these beaches sparks your interest, you’ll be happy to know that we at Catalunya Casas have properties in all of these beaches! Feel free to send us a message via our website.