What better place for a Valentine’s get-away than romantic Barcelona? Mountains, beaches, amazing architecture and great food: this city has it all. Let our guide to some of the most romantic places and activities in Barcelona take the stress out of planning your perfect trip.
Many hotels in the city offer special Valentine’s Day packages, so start your break in style with a complimentary bottle of bubbly on arrival. The packages usually also include chocolates or flowers and breakfast in your room or dinner in the restaurant. To really show you care, book your partner a treatment in the hotel spa, or even a couple’s massage so that you can relax together.
It’s not just hotels. For a more boutique experience, why not look for an apartment with a personal assistant? They’ll fill the fridge with indulgent treats of your choice, book taxis and basically organise everything you might need for your time in the city, leaving you free to enjoy your surroundings and each other.
Barcelona is a great city for strolling around in, especially hand in hand with a loved one. So take a wander and find your own special place in romantic Barcelona. Our top suggestions are:
You might have said the words, but how about a physical token to demonstrate your affection as well? Well, the classic is, of course, flowers. The flower stalls of Rambla de les Flors, some that date back 100 years, are a good start and offer a huge range of different blooms.
After something a little longer lasting and easier to get back home? Barcelona boasts some incredible jewellery shops, and you should find something to suit most budgets. If you’re looking for something truly unique, you can even commission your own piece. A wedding ring, maybe…? Worth a visit even if you aren’t planning a purchase, the whimsical Basílica Galería on Passeig de Gràcia is more like an art gallery than a shop, with a selection of unusual jewellery and other objets d’art on the first floor. If you can’t find anything to your taste in there, try the perfumery downstairs and its collection of more than 1000 niche fragrances.
Barcelona is a mecca of deliciousness, from local produce and traditional Catalonian dishes to exceptional modern cuisine and more, there’s an inexhaustible supply to tantalise your tastebuds. If you and your love are a bit more low-key, be sure to check out our guide to Barcelona’s best food markets. If you want to soak up the culture, you’ll need to make time for some Pintxos. Above all else, you should also factor in a stroll around Las Ramblas and discover a culinary gem (or two!)
Whether your relationship is young or old, romantic Barcelona is the perfect place for declaring your love for the first or thousandth time. So what are you waiting for? Go and tell your Valentine to pack their bag!