This blog post was originally posted on November 4, 2014, but was updated on September 10, 2017.
From the mysterious Gothic Quarter to the countless beautiful views, Barcelona is easy to fall in love with and in! Read our suggestions for a romantic Barcelona experience.
Ride an Aerial Cable Car
As the website so dreamily says, get carried away by Barcelona on the teleferic. This aerial cable car gets some of the best views around as it whisks you away from the port and up to Miramar on the hill of Montjuic. Tickets go for €11 one-way and €16.50 round trip. Check their website for varying seasonal schedules.
Take a Stroll in the Park
For a pristine and centrally located park, the go-to would be Parc de la Ciutadela. This bordering the trendy Born neighborhood and just north of Barceloneta. However, if you have the time and are looking for something a bit more romantic, head to the Parc del Labirint d’Horta. This is a beautiful labyrinth park complete with rose gardens, canals, and 18th-century homes. Just a quick jaunt on the metro line 3-green to Mundet. This place is unforgettable in romantic Barcelona. Why not also check out our full list of parks and gardens worth visiting in Barcelona.
Wine and Dine
There are obviously countless places to enjoy a romantic breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, but here are just a few spots that you can go ahead and etch in on your calendar:
- Pla is tucked away on a narrow street of the Gothic. Head here for creative Catalan cuisine, fantastic service and an unbeatable ambiance in their split-level dining room. (Carrer Bellafila, 5)
- Casa Calvet is a very famous Barcelona restaurant. For obvious reasons, it has become very well known. The building was designed by none other than Antonio Gaudi; a formal setting with modernist touches, which is perfect for any special occasion. (Carrer Casp, 48)
- Cafe Emma makes you feel like you’re in Paris from the moment you enter! Inside this adorable cafe that also does a mean weekend brunch you can spend hours with that special person in a truly special place. (Carrer de Pau Claris, 142)
- Les Gens Que J’Aime is a great spot that opened in the 60s. It’s arguably one of the sexiest spots in Barcelona. Don’t miss out on this emblematic Barcelona cocktail bar in the Eixample district. (Carrer de Valencia, 286)
For other ideas on where to eat and drink, check out other posts such as traditional Catalan restaurants, top cocktail bars and best pastry shops in Barcelona. Not only that but make sure that you don’t miss out on trying some of our favorite dishes! Check out the video below for a few of our favorite tapas that we know you’ll just love!
See a Movie under the Stars
If you are visiting Barcelona during July or August, don’t miss out on Montjuic’s cine a la fresca. This place is possibly one of the most impressive outdoor movie theaters around. Every year at the foot of the immense Montjuic Castle, you can find a huge screen and dozens of people splayed out on the grass. Bring your own blankets or rent some of the very comfortable lounge chairs available. All movies are in the original version, and there is usually an intimate live concert to kick off the delectable summer evening spent under the stars.
Relax in an Ancient Bathhouse
Roaming around the Born neighborhood, you might never expect to find a spa built into ancient bath house ruins. However, that’s exactly what Aire de Barcelona (Passeig de Picasso, 22) is. It’s a beautifully restored bathhouse and one of the city’s most unique spas in all of Barcelona. Kick back in their many varying temperature pools, and indulge in a relaxing massage while you’re at it. This is the perfect way to spend some time in romantic Barcelona.
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