Although Halloween isn't a traditional Catalan holiday, it has become increasingly popular in the last five years or so, helped in no small part by the foreign resident community who are used to dressing up, bobbing for apples and trick or treating every October 31st.

Santa Maria del Pi

Photo by Alessandro Cani.

Behind Barcelona's real history of buildings and kings, there is another secret city of legends and myths. Read more


A Tomb in Montjuïc Cemetery

Photo by Wes-Neuenschwander.

According to the guidebooks and glossy weekend reads, Barcelona’s a shiny, happy and vibrant city and in many ways, it is. But just like most places, it’s also witnessed a significant amount of death, doom and destruction. Read more

Things To Do

There’s plenty of gruesome goings-on for Halloween in the city this weekend, but make sure you don’t let all of the haunting happenings overshadow the traditional Catalan festival, la Castanyada. Read more


Bigging up Halloween in Barcelona

Not a traditional holiday in Barcelona, Halloween has become increasingly popular here in recent times. Our Family matters blogger Johanna Bailey explains why she's going all out on October 31st this year Read more

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Dr Farreras i Framis tomb

Photo by Amanda August

They can send a shiver down your spine but cemeteries also reveal much about a city’s history and its people Read more


Plaça del Rei

Photo by Mónica Navarro

Take a trip through Barcelona’s past with stories and customs from the city’s old town. Read more


Barcelona Cemetries

Antonio Leal

From the archive: Discover Barcelona's most mysterious spots to get your thrills and chills this Halloween Read more


Get under the covers and discover Barcelona ghosts and ghost stories Read more



Photo by Patricia Esteve

This time of year is a great time for root vegetables Read more


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