(Horror) destinations to travel on Halloween

Halloween is a time of year in which more and more people tend to travel. In addition, this year, when Friday falls, many people have the opportunity to bridge. This makes getting around easier. And for this there are many options. For example, obituary tourism is in vogue, as well as trips that include horror routes from motion pictures. Added to this is the possibility of visiting towns and municipalities with somewhat obscure legends or where some somewhat strange or macabre events have taken place. When talking about these places, one always thinks of Transylvania because of Count Dracula, the route of Jack the Ripper … but there are many other places to be scared. And you don’t have to go very far. Some are in Spain .

Routes through Spain for Halloween

To spend a scary Halloween –and never better said-, Spain is a good option. There are numerous towns with traditions, legends and many mysteries. For example, Aragon is a good autonomous community to go. There is the town of Trasmoz , known for its witches and covens.

It is a town with a place full of legends about witchcraft , which still persist and are encouraged by its landscapes, as well as by the fact that today it is still considered the only cursed and excommunicated people in the country.

Also in Aragon, and again in Zaragoza, is the municipality of Belchite , in which many battles took place throughout history, the town being razed to the ground during the Civil War. Since that date, the town is considered a ghost .

The reason is none other than that it seems that time has stopped there. Although for many people there are more reasons, since they say that the wandering souls of all the deceased during wars are common. It has even been said that bombardments, shots, laments are heard

All this history is completed with visual images such as the remains of shrapnel that still remain in the place, the ruins of buildings such as the convents of San Rafael or San Agustín, as well as the Church of San Martín. And, if you visit the town, you cannot forget to visit the cemetery or the caves that the inhabitants of the place dug to take refuge from the bombings.

Continuing with the tour of Spain, another of the ideal routes for Halloween is the town of Zugarramurdi , in Navarra. It is a small town known for its witches, who were even taken to the movies by the director Álex de la Iglesia. And why is it popularly called after the town of witches? To answer the question, we have to go back to the year 1610 when the Inquisition accused dozens of people who lived in the Xareta region of practicing witchcraft . All of them were condemned to die at the stake .

In this locality, it is important to visit the cave of the witches , called Sorginen Leizea, in which it is believed that the covens and all the pagan rites were practiced that, in reality, were natural medicine practices. A visit to the Orabidea stream is also a must, where the Infermuko Eureka cavity or the Hell Regatta is located . The route also leads to visit the nearby Akelarre meadow, as well as the Campo del Macho Cabrío.

Catalonia is another of the communities in which there are also dark legends. Specifically, we have to move to Barcelona , where the haunted forest of Orrius is located . To visit it, you have to go deep into its nature to find three statues, which correspond to El Elefante, El Indio and El Moai. They are figures whose origin is unknown, being associated with mysticism and esotericism .

And, of course, the tour of Spain takes us to Galicia . In A Coruña, you can know all the Celtic origins of the Samhain of Cedeira . Precisely, the Samhain, is a tradition that gave rise to what is known today as Halloween, but removing all the commercial aspect. Here, get ready to delve into all Celtic traditions and follow them.