Trick or treat. In the case of Barcelona we should say Halloween or Castañada, or better, Halloween and Castañada. Some fusion has taken place, but in this case the outside tradition is the one that has taken the lead. It is enough to go to a supermarket to see the spaces dedicated to Halloween: among the pumpkins, skulls, witches and other elements more typical of Halloween you can find the local elements: chestnuts, sweet potatoes and panellets. And speaking of tradition, it wouldn't hurt to go to a chestnut and sweet potato stall (here an list official, it's from 2021 but it's the most current we have found) and then buy some panellets in one of these bakeries. In any case, be very scared and have a great time!
Here you will find a list of the most important activities in which you can participate on the eve of All Saints' Eve and, some of them, even more days:
The night of the souls
The Night of the Souls is a new horror show held at the Hotel Krüeger in the Tibidabo Amusement Park. Go up to the Park with the new Cuca de Llum and tremble with fear.
Place: Tibidabo Amusement Park
Date and time: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 30 and 31: at 20:30 h. // October 2, 9, 12, 16, 23 and November 1: at 19:30 h. // November 5 and 6: at 18:30 h.
General admission: 35,00 €.
Family activity, Experiences
Special Halloween decorations, a Passage of Terror, special spooky animations, Halloween-themed models, a Halloween Ball and even a themed menu for the occasion.
Venue: Catalonia in Miniature, Can Balasch de Baix, s/n, Torrelles de Llobregat, Barcelona
Date: October 8 , 9, 12, 15, 22, 23, 29, 30 and 31, and November 1.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
General admission price: 12,60 €.
Halloween at Poble Espanyol
To enjoy the Halloween Party in a quiet and familiar environment. For several days you can walk through the streets of the Poble Espanyol, with special decorations for the occasion. There will be many activities and workshops for the little ones: scary costume contest, themed craft workshops, and more surprises.
Place: Poble Espanyol
Date: Weekends from October 22 to November 6.
Time: from 10:00 to 19:00 h.
Price: from 8,50 €.
Cinema in short format with the twelfth edition of the Horror Short Film Festival, Antic Horror Picture Show. On Thursday 31/10 the selected short films will be screened and the winners will be announced. Two prizes will be awarded.
Venue: Antic Teatre, carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12, 08003 Barcelona
Date: October 30 and 31
Time: Sunday October 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. // Monday October 31 at 6:00 p.m.
Impro Horror Show
Impro Horror Show is a terrifyingly funny show. An improvisation show with stories of monsters, zombies and stories of intrigue, and where the audience is an accomplice with their titles and suggestions.
Date: several sessions from October 26 to November 1.
Time: several hours
Price: from 15,00 €.
The biggest movie theater in Barcelona, in every sense of the word, celebrates Halloween with a surprise double bill of horror in VOSE.
Venue: Phenomena Experience
Time: 22:00 h.
Price: 11,00 €.