5 scary destinations to spend Halloween 2019

Celebrate Halloween in one of these European cities / Gtres
Celebrate Halloween in one of these European cities / Gtres
30 October 2019, Redaction

Are you looking for a scary place to spend Halloween this year? We've discovered 5 perfect destinations to spend a fun night dedicated to spirits, ghosts, witches and cobwebs in some of the coolest European cities.

Pack your bags and get ready for a big getaway in these terrifying cities!

Discover the world of "Jack the Ripper" in London

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Wikipedia

The capital of the United Kingdom is known as one of the most haunted cities in the world, and on the night of October 31st, the ghosts of the most famous serial killer roam the streets of the city.

Get ready to celebrate this dark night with lots of parties and celebrations! Visit the Tower of London and get scared by the ghosts of the inmates who were tortured and convicted there. Prepare your heart for the strong emotions you'll experience in The London Dungeon and, if you want to see with your own eyes, take part in the Jack the Ripper Ghost Walks, who wander through the Whitechapel area in the fog.

Madrid's Horror Park

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Flickr/Creative commons

Halloween is also celebrated in Madrid, more specifically at the Warner amusement park, which presents its annual Halloween celebration.

Parades, musical shows, witches, monsters, Looney Tunes and scary passages through scenes from some of the most terrifying films such as Freddy Kruger, Anabelle, The Curse of the Woman Who Weeps, The Conjuring...

With tickets starting at 29.99 euros, this destination ensures fun and scares for the whole family.

And since you're in Madrid, you can take the opportunity to visit the "Casa del Miedo" in Toledo, just half an hour from the Spanish capital.

The black glamour of Venice

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Fshoq Blog

Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world, is invaded by a dark aura on Halloween to celebrate this frightening night. With the arrival of the night, the Italian city is surrounded by a fog veil and everyone goes out in the street in black suits and masks that, even following tradition, look much darker than the colourful masks we are used to see.

If you're brave enough, this is the perfect opportunity to visit the cemetery in Venice - the island of San Michele - and discover all the mysterious stories that are told about this place.

Edinburgh, the mysterious city

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Packed with ghost tours and a castle famous for hosting multiple ghosts, Edinburgh is a recurring destination among Halloween fans. Known as the "Mystery Capital", Edinburgh is a city that offers its visitors an enormous amount of macabre guided tours.

The most complete and recommended for those who want to experience an authentic Halloween night is the Auld Reekie Tour: a masked guide guides tourists through representative Old Town sites, while telling them about the history, legends and customs of the city, ending the visit in an old part of the city, where the most disadvantaged classes of the 19th century took refuge.

Discovering the ghosts of Barcelona

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Barcelona also has its own famous tour, the Ghost Tour, based on the book "Fantasmes de Barcelona". Get ready to land amidst stories of exorcisms, witchcraft, legends of enchanted convents and ghost appearances, through the streets of the neighbourhoods of Sant Pere, Santa Catarina and La Ribera.

And if that's not enough excitement for one day, you can also discover the mysteries of the mystical Cathedral of Barcelona, guarded by gargoyles and with many mysteries to unravel.

If you're looking for stronger sensations, just an hour away from this Catalonian city, you'll find the Port Aventura amusement park, where the Halloween Parade will be celebrated. You will be able to meet all the characters in the park and, to experience truly terrifying moments, enter its cursed Isla, full of ghostly pirates.

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