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Catalonia: the perfect settings for an October Bank Holiday getaway

Nature, culture, gastronomy and lots of fun are the defining features of Catalonia. Here you will find multiple places capable of leaving travellers from all over the world open-mouthed in awe. The October Bank Holiday is the perfect occasion to pack your suitcase and discover the indescribable beauty of the main Catalonian cities, or get in touch with nature thanks to its incredible landscapes, with the help of cheap hotels near Barcelona, Girona or Figueres. The hustle and bustle of a city like Barcelona and its first-class cultural offer could be the perfect option for a few days of your much deserved holiday. Make a stop at the Güell Park, pay a visit to Montjuïc, The Sagrada Familia Church, or take a walk by the Ramblas and the Gothic neighbourhood – all of these alternatives are located in the heart of one of the most visited cosmopolitan cities in the world.


A list of shows and exhibitions for an incredible October Bank Holiday

With the arrival of this short holiday, the city gets ready to please its visitors with concerts of bands of the height of Irish artists like U2, who will play Palau Sant Jordi on October 9th. Moreover, Barcelona is opening very interesting exhibitions, such as “Picasso y los Reventós” at the Picasso Museum, on view till the end of the year. If you’re looking for a different kind of proposal, Girona is another fantastic destination to make the most of your October Bank Holiday. Enjoy this fun and accessible city, delighting in its streets full of historic reminiscences.


On a walk by the Oñar River: colourfulness and historic references

And so if you set your course to Girona, make sure your tour includes a spot on the porches of the Mercadal neighbourhood. You can go on a pleasant walk to the commercial area and its modernist buildings, characterised by a peculiar lifestyle.

And while you’re at it, do not hesitate to pay a visit to the Oñar River. It’s a place of reference for those who are looking to get away as far as possible from the daily routine and focus on the enjoyment of one of the most characteristic views of this Catalan city. Discover its unusual cathedral and the renowned Puente de Hierro (Iron Bridge). Just as well, if nature is the option of your choice for the October Bank Holiday, the heart of Costa Brava won’t disappoint you in that respect either. This area of Catalonia boasts numerous charming towns, and is a genuinely precious spot for people who also enjoy sporting activities like hiking, cycling, horse-riding or diving. The pleasant weather will be your ally throughout most seasons, so another interesting option is to go on a beautiful walk by the best coves of Costa Brava. Gorgeous landscapes, like the Portaló, La Boadella, or Aiguablava coves, where the Mediterranean sea will take your breath away.


Dreamy locations with an imprint of Dalí’s genius

Marine essence is also present in the streets of Cadaqués or Roses. These two towns are very well-known way beyond Spanish borders for their striking beauty and have been consistently drawing visitors from all around the world. Evidently, we couldn’t leave Figueres out of this list of dreamy locations, for it is the very place where Dalí’s surrealism truly comes alive, capable of leaving adults and children alike completely awe-struck. Dalí’s Theatre-Museum and its particular figures and colours is one of those images that will get chiselled in your memory for the eternity. Here is a wide range of options for the perfect October Bank Holiday which is already around the corner. Take a few days to relax and choose Catalonia for your getaway. Sidorme will gladly put at your disposal its most tempting offer of the best hotels in the area.