Move over Paris – Barcelona with its beaches, panoramic views, picturesque parks and world-class architecture is moving in on your crown to be Europe’s most romantic city! Check out our guide on how to make the most of this special occasion with a break in the Catalan capital of cool.
Romantic things to do in Barcelona this Valentine’s Day
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Hot air balloon ride – have a trip of a lifetime over the mountains surrounding Barcelona this Valentine’s Day. The views are exhilarating and the dizzy heights of 3000m will certainly get your pulse racing! Why not take advantage of our discount voucher.
Stroll along the beach front – a saunter along Barcelona’s seafront is a great way to spend the evening before finding a cosy restaurant for dinner. The Passeig de Colom around Port Vell is particularly beautiful and also gives you the opportunity to see some of the city’s famous architecture.
Climb Mount Tibidabo – although not the easiest of places to get to, a trip up Tibidabo can provide a breathtakingly romantic setting, especially at sunset. Enjoy panoramic views of the city, including the rolling snow-capped hills and the glistening Mediterranean Sea in the distance.
Rituels d’Orient Spa Hammam – one of the city’s most popular spas, the luxurious Rituels d’Orient is the perfect place to spend some time with your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Relax, recharge your batteries and enjoy each other’s company in the exquisite Turkish baths and steam rooms, and perhaps even indulge in a massage or treatment. Remember to book ahead and take advantage of our discount voucher.
Magic Fountain show – the music and light spectacle of this famous landmark is a romantic must if you’re spending Valentine’s Day in Barcelona. The crescendo set to classical music lasts for about half an hour and there are regular shows throughout the evening. Get there early to nab a seat and enjoy the show.
The Old Town – there’s nothing more romantic than getting lost, especially in the picturesque labyrinth-like streets of the Roman Gothic quarter! Wander around its narrow streets and check out the boutiques, ice cream shops and tapas bars tucked away in the nooks and crannies.
Romantic restaurants in Barcelona
You are spoiled for choice in Barcelona when it comes to romantic spots for a Valentine’s dinner. There are restaurants with spectacular views such as El Xalet in Montjuïc, Mirabé in Tibidabo and Bravo in the famous W Hotel. You can try out some spectacular fish restaurants in the city such as Abrassame in L’Eixample Esquerra or Rias de Galicia in Poble Sec. Or if you just fancy seeing where the wind takes you, then explore the narrow streets of the Old Town and you’re bound to stumble across a romantic local restaurant – a great one is La Alcoba Azul in the Gothic quarter. Here are a few other favourites.
Els Quatre Gats – former haunt of Picasso and Gaudí, this is one of Barcelona’s oldest and most famous restaurants, complete with piano player. Make sure you request a seat for two on the balcony this Valentine’s Day for the most romantic experience with great food and wine. Booking ahead is essential.
L’Oucomballa – cosy and intimate, this restaurant tucked away in a corner of the Born is definitely one worth checking out this Valentine’s Day in Barcelona. Be seduced by their traditional Catalan menu with a modern twist and their large selection of delicious wines.
El Restaurante Visual – situated on the 23rd floor of the Hotel Torre de Catalunya, this romantic spot offers you 360? views of the city while you dine. Serving a selection of Mediterranean cuisine in sleek surroundings, this is a perfect place to hit up on Valentine’s Day.
La Fianna – a place that locals like to keep a secret, La Fianna is definitely somewhere you should take your beau this Valentine’s Day. With its international tapas and famous cocktails selection, this laid-back joint with its vaulted ceilings, stone walls, and gothic charm is a winner. Why not take advantage of our discount voucher?
So however you fancy spending this Valentine’s Day in Barcelona, the amount of exciting things to do along with the endless romantic restaurants means you’ll spend it in true Barcelona style. Even better – if you choose to stay with us, you get access to all of our special discount vouchers for restaurants, bars and tourist attractions across the city. We’ve got Valentine’s Day covered!