Have you ever heard about the legend of the Poltergeist in Císter street in Málaga city? Do you know about the night visits with theatrical representations in the Jardín Botánico Histórico de la Concepción? Does the name Maroween scares you? If you love everything related to mystery, ghosts, haunted houses, etc. and you are looking for plans for Halloween in Malaga and the Costa del Sol, in Espacar we want to propose you a mystery route around the province so you can have the best of times.
Indeed, La Costa del Sol has much more to offer tan beaches, museums and monuments. From the secret corners of the historic centre to "Terrifically' hilarious parties. With this mystery route around the province of Malaga we want to show you a spooky yet charming facette of Costa del Sol. There is also a big selection of varied events to enjoy the date.
Mystery route in Malaga centre
You may well know by now about the beauty of many streets and corners of Malaga historic centre, but there are also some scary stories to tell. The most famous is the one related to the Poltergeist in Císter street. It’s the only official police case in Spain closed with paranormal activities as explanation. In 1991, some of the houses were being reformed and workers complained of strange presences and unexplained movement of objects that also were registered by the police…
In the same guise as this one, there are numerous stories in different old streets of the city and in monuments as the Alcazaba or the Roman Theatre. If you feel like going deeper into this, there are several travel agencies and personal guides that offer mystery routes in different areas of the province. Just one advice: book well in advance, Halloween is high season for them.
Other funny options for Halloween in Malaga centre.
Nearly all restaurants and bars in the city centre use to decorate their premises with Halloween motifs and organise special events and parties. A lot of people disguised for the night, parades around Larios Street, Constitución Square and Uncibay Square. There is always a very good ambient with lots of fun.
You can also find a great selection of family offerings in the Soho and Muelle Uno where from 5pm you can enjoy different activities for children, with gymkanas, contests, concerts, etc.
San Miguel Cementery
Located in the upper part of Malaga centre, in Fuente Olletas district, its origins go back several centuries but the mystery story that has made it famous comes from the mid-eighties. The legend says that after 6pm a spirit with the resemblance of writer Jane Bowles -whose remains are buried here- can be seen around the place.
But colourful legends apart, the place really deserves a visit thanks to its atmosphere, the beauty of some vaults and the historic heritage it has.
Other interesting cementeries in the province
In Malaga city you can find the oldest protestant cemetery of the country, known as the English Cemetery or Saint George’s. They organise night visits but be aware they need to be booked well in advance.
Other cemeteries that deserves a visit in the province are the ones from Casabermeja, Sayalonga, Casares or Alora.
Fun plans for Halloween in Malaga province
You can visit Nerja where, during the day and night of the 31st October, is celebrated the festival of Maroween. There, you can enjoy a curious mix of Halloween and the traditional Chesnut Celebration: everyone in the village dress up and pumpkins and typical decorations are all around but at the same time you will find a good offer of typical gastronomy of this area and time of year.
And finally, in Churriana is offered a ‘Pasaje del Terror’ (an interactive walk-through horror attraction) very famous now in all the province. You can access from 7 pm to 2 am and people of all ages can take part.
Extra: additional plans perfect for a Halloween night in Malaga
From some years ago the Jardín Botánico Histórico de la Concepción organises theatrical night visits from 8pm. Every function last for an hour and a half. Thanks to them you can enjoy the gardens like never before and hear mystery stories of ghosts and spirits. It’s the perfect plan for all the family and it’s highly recommended to attend with your Halloween costume.
Another fun option available is to visit one ‘escape room’ of the many available now all around the province. It’s a cooperative game where you have to get out of a closed room after solving a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand before time runs out.
Amusement Parks like Tivoli World and Theatres and Museums also have special activities programmed for Halloween. Check their webpages to know details.
Great!, now you just need to chose one of these fantastic options, wear your favourite costumes and enjoy the best of Halloween in the Costa del Sol. If you would like to know more about restaurants, museums, family plans, hiking routes, etc check Espacar other posts.