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Ideas for October Bank Holidays: a variety of proposals to recharge your energy

El Pilar Bank Holidays are upon us, and many of us start getting restless thinking about enjoying a few days off and saying goodbye to routine. A romantic getaway, some adventure or relaxing time, or the chance to discover cultural richness of other cities is the perfect opportunity to rest and go back to work feeling completely refreshed.

October Bank Holidays is the ideal moment to set your course to destinations which change entirely with the arrival of colder months. Spending a few days off surrounded by naturally rich sceneries such as Sierra Nevada is especially tempting if you immerse yourself into fantastic activities like hiking, cycling, or go on a tour sampling different cuisines of mountain towns.

Besides enjoying the beautiful landscape of Sierra Nevada, there’s also the undeniable appeal of having a magical city like Granada nearby. It’s a privileged place where you can visit spectacular monuments such as the Alhambra Palace, discover the charming neighbourhood of Albayzín, or enjoy the varied cultural offer to the rhythm of flamenco music, as well as sample delicious Andalusian tapas. This is the perfect proposal for making this autumn getaway warmer while staying within a budget at the same time, if you decide to stay in a cheap hotel in Granada.

El Pilar Bank Holidays enjoying the best cultural offer in Madrid

If you don’t like to sit still, during these bank holidays you will find everything you’re looking for in cities like Madrid. The capital city of Spain is thriving with a magnificent cultural offer during these days. The possibility of discovering its great historical heritage is just one of a million other things you can do in Madrid. Make the most of this occasion visiting the best art exhibitions, or allowing yourself to enjoy some wonderful musical performances.

There is a variety of options suiting all tastes and preferences, ranging from the possibility to attend great exhibitions such as Sorolla and the United States, a highly interesting sample which has recently arrived to Madrid, after stopping by Texas and California; The Lion King in Lope de Vega Theatre; or to see a concert of an artist such as Chenoa, who will be performing in Las Rozas on October 10th. In conclusion, a wide range of options to make the most of your holidays, enjoying the comfort of a hotel in the centre of Madrid.

Architecture, beaches, and science in a destination such as Valencia

Halfway through tradition and modernity, cities like Valencia offer an interesting route to make the most of October Bank Holidays. This gorgeous Mediterranean scenery is bringing you the opportunity to enjoy architectural beauty of its most popular neighbourhoods, an intense commercial activity in the area of Colón Street, or striking views during a walk by the beach of Malvarrosa.

However, that is not all. There’s also an avant-garde side to Valencia, and the City of Arts and Sciences complex is a great example of that. It is a unique space of surprising dimensions where couples and families with children can live an interesting experience getting acquainted with different species of birds, as well as aquatic animals, or discovering technological and scientific mysteries.

From the hustle and bustle of Barcelona to charming sceneries of Figueres

Catalonia is yet another fantastic option earning itself a spot on this list of temptations for El Pilar Bank Holidays. As a place full of contrasts, it offers a variety of plans to choose from. A very good alternative would be going on an interesting tour of the city, discovering the Sagrada Familia Church, the Ramblas, Güell Park, or Montjuic, as well as getting to know the most picturesque neighbourhoods of Barcelona, visiting legendary establishments like Els Quatre Gats, immersing ourselves in the literary heart of the city.

Furthermore, the charm of nature and defiance of artists such as Salvador Dalí are at the disposal of travellers who chose Catalonia for these October Bank Holidays. Here you will find astonishing settings for hiking, with plenty of different routes alongside the coastline of the region of Girona, a repairing rest time in a hotel in Figueres, enjoying the proximity of incredible natural areas, or the chance to immerse yourself in the insanity of Dalí Museum, with the added appeal of being able to get to know bordering France.

This is just a small sample of proposals to make the most of El Pilar Bank Holidays, so why don’t you allow yourself to spend a few days off enjoying the multiple possibilities that Sidorme puts at your fingertips?