The best romantic plans in Barcelona. Enjoy the capital of Catalonia with your partner.
A short break in Barcelona means lots of original and romantic experiences to share as a couple, from hill-top views to miles of coastline, all set to a backdrop of fantastic architecture by Gaudí. The magic of the capital of Catalonia awaits.
Magic fountain of Montjuïc
One of the most famous attractions in Barcelona is the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. This symbol of the city is an exciting sight to experience with your partner and together you’ll marvel at over 50 different combinations of light and sound. What better than watching the fountains dance to an inspired selection of music?
Can you imagine looking down at Sagrada Família from the air? There’s always a first time and now you can share the experience with your partner. You don’t have to travel to New York to skim over a city in a helicopter! Barcelona has spectacular aerial views to admire during a 30 minute ride across the city’s skyline.
El Panoràmic de Montgat
If you love views from on high but don’t fancy riding in a helicopter (or it’s beyond your budget), El Panoràmic is for you. The bar in the Les Bateries de Montgat park boasts incredible views of the city that can be enjoyed while sipping a drink with your loved one. Two huge original cannons from the beginning of the twentieth century frame the terrace, which is set on a hill overlooking the sea and city of Barcelona. It’s a great spot for a bite to eat while you listen to live music and try some home-brewed craft beer.
Parc de Les Bateries, no number
Viaducto de los Enamorados
Another excellent idea is to delve into the dreamy world of Gaudí and his plant-like creations by visiting Parc Güell and taking photos against a backdrop of colourful tiles. During your walk through Parc Güell don’t miss the Viaducto de los Enamorados where you can sit on a two-seater bench and watch the sun go down. This winding route around the hill is held up by columns that appear to grow upwards as if they were made by nature.
A night at the opera
El Liceu de Barcelona is one of the most romantic and beautiful theatres in Spain. A great excuse to enjoy an elegant and romantic evening at the opera. Check its programme and tell your partner to bring their glad rags because you’re about to experience a truly special evening. El Liceu also has an Escape Room based on the end of Turandot by Puccini, an original way of discovering Barcelona’s opera house and sharing an exciting game with your loved one.
La Rambla, 51-59
Park of the Labyrinth of Horta
Take a stroll through the oldest gardens in Barcelona which were designed for romantic games with a cypress hedge maze and beautiful sculptures. Find your way through the maze to reach the centre where you’ll discover a statue of Eros. From here you can admire the small temples on either side, the stairways and the Neo-Classical pavilion, which you can reach by crossing a romantic canal whilst you behold the cascades.
Explore the Forest of the Fairies
If you really want to surprise your partner, head to the Museu de Cera [Wax Museum] near the monument to Christopher Columbus. The museum café is called El Bosc de les Fades [the Forest of the Fairies]. Pass through its velvet curtain to enter the magical world of a fairy tale forest inhabited by gnomes and watch out for the thunderstorm with light and sound effects.
Passatge de la Banca, 7.
Sunset from Tibidabo
Undoubtedly, one of the best sunsets in Barcelona can be admired from Tibidabo, the highest point in the city. After spending the day enjoying yourselves like children at the historic Tibidabo amusement park, head to the viewpoint to behold the sunset. You can also watch the sun go down without visiting the amusement park from the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor church on Tibidabo.
Romantic dinner in Barcelona
The Observatorio Fabra observatory organises outdoor dinners under the stars during the summer months. Enjoy the best Mediterranean cuisine with your partner and listen to a talk on astronomy as you gaze up at the night sky. An imaginative culinary experience for food lovers. After dinner you can visit the observatory and look at the stars and constellations through one of the largest and oldest functioning telescopes in Europe.
Camí de l’Observatori, no number
Boat ride along the coast
The advantage of visiting a coastal city are the many activities that can be enjoyed on the sea. Listen to the murmuring waves with your eyes set on the horizon, it’s certain to spark the flame of love. A boat ride, a toast on the high seas and standing on deck to watch the sun set behind the mountains are truly romantic moments. Wouldn’t you agree?
A walk along the beach
A stroll along the sand in bare feet on a spring or autumn afternoon—is there anything more romantic? Draw out your beach experience with a picnic and make the most of the sun’s gentle rays that warm the sand in the middle of the day. If you visit Barcelona in the summer, time your romantic picnic to enjoy it under the light of the moon or at sunset so you can watch the scales of Frank Gehry’s ‘El Peix’ fish sculpture as they change colour.