5 plans the October 2020 in Barcelona. Summer is definitely over, but the sun is still out and the weather is great. While some events have been canceled, plenty of them are still going on this October for you to check out and enjoy. Remember October 4th is the first Sunday of the month and many of the museums are free!
La Festa de Roser starts off our month of October from the 3-7th with celebrations and decorations of Las Ramblas. Flowers everywhere and 15 free activities for you during the festival. Check out the website for more details and take advantage of Las Ramblas with far less people on them than any year.
You can also check out these awesome offers to learn more about Las Ramblas and it’s key attractions!
The Sitges Film Festival is taking place from the 8th-18th and if you have never been to Sitges, the day trip alone is worth it. So much to do in this charming seaside town. While the beach might not be on the top of your list, their are plenty of museums and a Bacardí Factory to visit!
If you can’t make the trip (40 minutes from Barcelona and train tickets for less than 5€) there is the possibility of watching online.
Spanish National Day
Spanish National Day is October 12th. In Barcelona there isn’t much to do or see. We might get some small demonstrations, but other than that, you might see more shops or restaurants closed. It is celebrated more in the rest of the country.
One big event is the 48 Hour Open House in Barcelona. 48 hours during the 24th and 25th weekend where you can visit some unique buildings that normally aren’t open to the public. If you want to see more than Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Barcelona’s Cathedral, etc., check out the website for different buildings in the city to explore! Locals can also volunteer to guide around.
Lastly, we’ve go Halloween. Not the big day of celebration though. November 1st, All Saints Day, is the bank holiday and traditionally more celebrated of the two. Halloween however has been gaining steam in recent years. You’ll see chestnuts and sweet potatoes being sold in the streets and a special pastry called “panallets” being sold all over. Try them out, they won’t disappoint!
If you want Halloween celebrations, Port Aventura always has a lot going on from the 19th of September until the 15th of November!
Make sure to watch the video for more details!