You can’t beat Barcelona. There’s hardly a better destination for any curious couple than a city that has got the sea, the mountains, and rivers flowing with wine.
Here are ten tips for couples to get the ball rolling on their Barcelona holiday.
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1. Elevate Your Relationship at Turó de la Rovira
Also known as Bunkers del Carmel. Grab some bread, manchego cheese, chorizo, and a bottle of good wine and have a picnic under the stars at the highest elevation in the city. From there, you’ll see everything except an end to your glorious love!
2. Skip Off to Cadaqués for a Night
This old fishing village known as the jewel of the Costa Brava could be the most picturesque village in all of Catalonia. Beautiful coves with blue seas to enjoy the day on, and some of the best restaurants in the region to while away the evening in!
3. Hold Back Your Giggles at the Erotic Museum
Get in the mood with a visit to Barcelona’s naughtiest attraction. The Erotic Museum holds 800+ pieces to lust over. It will take you on an erotic journey from ancient societies to pinup culture. Enjoy a passionate adventure with your other half and take a look at eroticism’s historical influence of humankind through the past. And who knows, perhaps you’ll get some ideas for the not so distant future 😉
4. Go for a Romantic Long Walk on the Beach
Romance’s biggest cliché exists for a reason and we’re shamelessly putting this one right at the top! Go in the evening. There’s something about the sound of the waves crashing in the quiet semi-darkness that’ll make you feel miles away from any metropolis. Around sunset the beach is much less crowded that during the day. The secluded sands and colourful sky is the perfect romantic backdrop for your trip.
5. Slurp Back Multiple Vermouths at Casa Mariol
No two bars will have the same recipe for this drink aromatized with any combination of roots, seeds, barks, flowers, and herbs, but two things are certain – Casa Mariol Wine Bar has one of the best and a few glasses of this spiced up wine can really put some spice into your relationship.
6. Share a Paella at Xiringuito Escribà
Relationships are about sharing and if there’s any food made for sharing, this is it right here. Paella traditionally is made to be shared. In fact, if you see a restaurant offering a single portion of paella, then beware! A paella for one person is probably a previously-frozen impostor of the real thing.
Head to Xiringuito Escribà for the real deal. Sit at a table overlooking the sea for pure romantic bliss.
7. See the Sunset from the Roof Terrace at Hotel 1898
There’s surely no better way to unwind after a day of sightseeing than with a signature mojito on a roof terrace. Hotel 1898 has a rooftop like no other. Take the elevator up into a whole new world than the one you left on the street. Situated on the La Rambla, one of the cities busiest and chaotic streets, the rooftop couldn’t be more different. White umbrellas and sofas have an Ibiza beach bar feeling. You’ll want to spend a few hours chilling up here with a cocktail in hand and a few tapas plates. The roof terrace has unparalleled 360 degree views of the city.
8. Take a Passionate Dance Class
You know what they say about a person that likes to dance… They’ve got a good sense of rhythm. 😉
Though Samba isn’t native to Spain there’s hardly any better way to get closer to your partner than this. There are free classes on Thursday at 22:30 at Samba Brazil and you can get loosened up with a few drinks at one of Barcelona’s best terraces.
9. Go to the Chocolate Museum
This thorough tour covering the history and production of one of humankind’s most potent aphrodisiacs should be enough to get you out of buying chocolates for the next forty six Valentine’s Days. And yes, there’s plenty of chocolate to test.
10. Get a Little Wet at the Magic Fountain
Take one of Barcelona’s most picturesque locations and add a stunning spectacle of music and light for the super-romantic price of 0€ – muy bien!
Do you have more romantic ideas for couples in Barcelona? Let us know!