Romantic Barcelona

Visit Romantic Barcelona …

montjuicviewBarcelona is one of the most exciting cities in the world and one of the most romantic.

Popular for city breaks and holidays in the sun the city is a mixture of old and new.

The narrow winding streets of the barrios (districts), the stunning waterfront and Gaudi attractions make this the ideal city for a romantic break.

Lovely beaches, romantic hotels and many bars, cafes and restaurants where you can dine al fresco overlooking the sea or in the center of town.


Romantic Barcelona

Día de Sant Jordi (St George’s Day)

romantic day in barcelonaThe 23 April is a very romantic day in Barcelona. As well as being the Día de Sant Jordi – St George’s Day (patron saint of Catalunya), it’s also the day when lovers exchange gifts.

Similar to St Valentine’s Day – women give men a book and men give women a rose and children give their mothers flowers and friends buy each  other a book.

Street corners and squares are full of stalls holding thousands of books and roses and the florists are bursting  with roses and spring flowers.

Street corners are full of thousands of books and the florists are bursting with roses and spring flowers.

Pastelerias are full of chocolate knights and dragons and panaderias (bakers) with delicious breads made of cheese and Majorcan soft pork sausage with the colors of the flag.


Romantic Barcelona

Ciutat Vella (Old Town)

The ciutat vella (old city) is full of tiny winding streets which are perfect for that romantic stroll during the day or night.

laboqueriaVisit the world famous La Boqueria and check out the restaurants and amazing array of food stalls selling the freshest of fruit and veg and tasty Spanish tapas.

If you’re into modern art head for the MNCA and which is close to La Boqueria (see museums).

If you’re up early take a walk down La Rambla which is full of flowers stalls and street entertainers.  You are now in the old part of town and close to the Gothic Quarter, El Born and El Raval.


Romantic Barcelona

Barcelona Waterfront

barcelona waterfrontVisit the famous Piccaso museum, the cathedral and enjoy a coffee or drink at one of the many cafes located in the beautiful squares.

At the end of this famous stretch is the famous Columbus monument and waterfront where there are many wonderful restaurants and cava bars.


Romantic Barcelona 

Visit Montjuic …

barcelonaharborfrommontjuicOverlooking the city is the lovely area of Montjuic which can be reached either by bus or cable car (see Transport in Barcelona).

There is a grand staircase and escaltors leading up to the Palau Nacional which is at the foot of the mountain.

magic fountain in BarcelonaThis is a great place to go for a romantic stroll and the views overlooking the harbour are amazing.

One of the most popular romantic things to do is to visit the Font Màgica (just below Palau Nacional) during the evening.


Have Fun in Romantic  Barcelona

Barcelona Scooter Tour There are many adventure activities such taking a Barcelona Scooter Tour or a ride in a hot air balloon.

Also many day excursions to visit famous places such as Dali or the famous Montserrat and wine growing villages nearby.

Barceloneta Beach

Take a stroll through Barcelona’s famous city park and visit the zoo.

Then on to Barceloneta where you’ll find a lovely beach and many popular beach-side restaurants to enjoy tasty Catalan cuisine.


Evenings in Romantic Barcelona …

Romantic Flamenco Evening in Barcelona You can wine and dine the night away at a restaurant or indulge your taste buds in a night of Flamenco night at Tablao Cordobes.

Enjoy a tapas evening walking tour or a tour of Barcelona by night. Then visit one of the many clubs Barcelona is famous for.

palaudelamusicabarcelonaNo trip to Barcelona is complete without a night at the theatre and Barcelona has many to choose from such as Palau de la Musica Catalana.

Take a trip on one of the famous golondrinas …

golodrinasTake a trip around the harbor and then discover the amazing waterfront.

This is a great place to go during the summer evenings as there is so much to do. Follow this with a stay at one of the many romantic hotels in Barcelona.


Romantic Barcelona

Wine Tours

Wine and Cava Day Trips from BarcelonaThe Penedes region is very close to Barcelona so needless to say, day trips to visit the cava producing wineries are very popular.

You also get to sample the delicious wines and cava plus some cheese and tapas on many of the excursions.

Wine and Cava Day Trip from Barcelona

Wine and Cava Day Trip from BarcelonaDuration: 8 hours (approx.)

On this wine-tasting tour from Barcelona you’ll learn about cava (Catalan sparkling wine) in the Penedès region where some of Catalonia’s most iconic wineries are located.

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Where To Stay in Barcelona ?

hotel 1898 barcelonaThere are so many romantic hotels in Barcelona and Hotel 1898 is one of the most popular on La Rambla.

Features include free Free High-Speed Internet, Bar/Lounge, Business Center and Fitness Center, restaurant, room service and swimming pool.  Colonial suites with private terrace and swimming pool.

The Ohla hotel barcelona5 star Ohla Hotel boutique hotel is just 300 meters from Plaza Catalunya. Nearby is the stunning Palau de la Música Concert Hall, the Cathedral and Las Ramblas.

Features include rooftop swimming pool with amazing views of the city. A gym and wellness area with sauna. Michelin-starred restaurant, Saüc, Gastrobar and Ohla Boutique Bar for cocktails.

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