10 Events to Celebrate in October 2020

Spain has a lot to offer each month of the year. One of the important events in October is my Birthday but apart of that I have prepared a list with 10 events which will take place in different parts of Spain. Find your favourite one and create memories.


Important note: Spain Travel Journal is not responsible if some of the below events has been suspended, change location, timing or capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please check the web site of the event for more information.


TRAVEL TO CORDOBA...

What? Patios de Cordoba - The Courtyards Festival of Cordoba - World Heritage. Since 1921, the Town Hall has organized a competition of Courtyards and Crosses in the first week of May, and the owners decorate their houses with great care to try and win the prestigious award offered by the authorities. A festival runs in parallel with a number of performances by the best singers and dancers on the scene, while the local fino wine from Montilla-Moriles flows freely and delicious tapas are served.

When? October, 8th-18th (exceptional days due to Covid-19)

Where? different points in the town

Event Program? Check the web for more information. Map of patios.

Fee: free

Where to stay? Find the best hotels in town


TRAVEL TO SITGES...

What? Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2020. It started in 1968 under the name of the International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies in Sitges and since then has been held uninterruptedly, offering the thousands of visitors, who flock there each year, film screenings, exhibitions and conferences. The festival has constantly received visits from performers, directors and producers of national and international renown (information: www.gencat.cat)

When? October, 8th-18th

Where? Melia Sitges, 4*Hotel / Online

Event Program? Check the web for more information and download the app

Fee: Book in advance

Where to stay? Find the best hotels in town


TRAVEL TO ZARAGOZA...

What? La Fiesta del Pilar 2020. Due to the Covid-19 situation, this year Fiesta del Pilar has been cancelled.

When? October, 10th-18th

Where? Zaragoza

Event Program? Zaragoza can be visited without specific reason for a weekend of time. Discover the local market, the Cathedral of Pilar and a plenty of small bars and restaurants in the city center. Don't forget to visit the Fair City with amazing architectural buildings, made for Expo 2008

Where to stay? Find the best hotels in town



TRAVEL TO VALENCIA...

What? Open House Valencia 2020. Open House Worldwide is a network of 46 cities hosting festivals and dialogue about the built environment across the globe. In Valencia the festival take place for 3rd consecutive year, selecting the most unique from Architectural and Cultural point of view buildings across the city. Many voluntaries take part of the festival and make it happen. This festival is unique opportunity to visit buildings which are closed for the general public in normal circumstances.

When? October, 12th-18th

Where? different points in the city

Event Program? Check the web for more information (in Spanish only)

Fee: free of charge.

Where to stay? Find the best hotels in town


TRAVEL TO MADRID...

What? Meninas Madrid Gallery 2020. Inspired of the famous art of Diego Velázquez ''Las Meninas'', back to the streets of Madrid for 3rd time. Each sculpture has a QR code, where you can find the history of the art work. I like this project, because some of the sculptures will been auctioned with solidarity character.

When? October, 15th - December, 15th

Where? different points in the city

Event Program? Check the web for more information

Where to stay? Find the best hotels in town

If you like the luxury experience don't miss the new opening of Four Seasons Hotel or The Westin Palace.


TRAVEL TO BARCELONA...

What? 48hrs Open House BCN 2020. Barcelona has a lot to offer you during the 48hrs Architecture weekend. Every year the festival invite more and more people to discover secret and unique buildings in the catalan capital. Be well organized and patient, sometimes the waiting time is too long, the groups to small but the experience is unique.

When? October, 24th - 25th

Where? different points in the city

Event Program? Check the web for more information (in Spanish only)

Fee: free

Where to stay? Find the best hotels in town


TRAVEL TO SEGOVIA...

What? San De Frutos Segovia. Every 24th of October this miracle is celebrated outside the Cathedral’s main entrance at 00:00 h. Ancient legends believe the day San Frutos reaches the last page of the “Book of Life”, the world will end. Once the miracle of the page turning happens, the event is followed by a delicious classical Soup of the Saint.

When? October, 25th

Where? plaza Mayor/ Cathedral

Event Program? Check the web for more information

Fee: the activity is free, but if you want to taste the Soup of the Saint you should buy a ticket on the main square.

Where to stay? Find the best hotels in town


TRAVEL TO BARCELONA...

What? Manga Barcelona 26 (2020) is an event on manga, anime and Japanese culture organized by Ficomic that is held annually inBarcelona. It is the most important comic event focused on Japanese comics in Spain.This is followed by Japan Weekend in Madrid and the Festival of Videogames and Asian Culture in Seville.

When? October, 30th - November, 1st

Where? Fira Barcelona Montjuïc

Event Program? Check the web for more information

Fee: book in advance

Where to stay? Find the best hotels in town


TRAVEL TO ZAHARA DE LOS ATUNES, CÁDIZ...

What? Jazzahara 2020 is festival where Rhytemen Jazz and Andalucian sounds dance hand by hand. Summergete in this ocen of music and enjoy the jazz made in Andalucia.

When? October, 30th - November, 1st

Where? Zahara de los Atunes, different points in the city

Event Program? Check the web for more information (in Spanish only)

Fee: no information

Where to stay? Find the best hotels in town


CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN...

What? Halloween 2020. Don't lose your time, it's time to think of your costume, make-up, buy pumpkin and carving it, select the best movies for Halloween and enjoy with your family or friends the most darkness night of the year.

When? October, 31st

Where? everywhere in Spain

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