The Most Romantic Things to Do in Barcelona

Known for its design, gastronomy, architecture and nightlife, Barcelona is a Mediterranean playground. It strikes a healthy mix of romance meets leisure and no matter what your 'gusto' (taste), somehow every activity seems to possess a romantic flare. Whether you're visiting Gaudi's Park Guell and overlooking the gorgeous city views, or taking a bike ride along the boardwalk, or even touring Picasso's Museum, the city's rich history and striking buildings can't help but provide for an extremely romantic vibe. In addition to what the city itself has to offer, just a short train ride or drive outside the city itself are some excellent day trips. Cadaques is a beautiful little town, home to renowned artist, Salvador Dali, it's a quaint place to stroll, eat, drink and go for lunch at Cap De Creus, where you can see views of the Iberian Peninsula at the one restaurant at the top. Besalu is also a wonderful day trip if you're looking for an authentic Medieval town and Sitges, just 40 minutes by train outside of Barcelona, is the ideal romantic beach town. Here you will get a great mix of fiesta as well as siesta, especially if you come during the summer months.  

Outside the city

An oasis outside of Barcelona, Cadaques is not only renowned for being home to Dali's House but it's also known for it's incredibly romantic ambiance. This quaint, beach town is a slice of heaven on the Costa Brava. Surrounded by white brick...  Read More

Without a doubt this is Gaudi's crowning glory. Set to be completed in 2046, the Sagrada Familia is a Barcelona must-see. Even if you don't want to go inside, the outside facades, history and master design are equally breathtaking. This is...  Read More


Tibidabo is one of the best places to take in panoramic city views of Barcelona. Atop this mountain, which is accessible by tram, there is an amusement park, Church of the Sacred Heart as well as some excellent restaurants and places to picnic....  Read More

Palau de la Música Catalana

This modern palace features kaleidoscopic colors in tile, sculpture, stained glass and mosaics. Originally built as a home for the Choral Society, it now hosts musical concerts and is a gorgeous forum to watch live bands and classical concerts....  Read More

Hi This Is Barcelona
Photo courtesy of Mariah Quesada

Less of an attraction, Hi. This Is Barcelona is a private tour company with a high volume of honeymoon couples and those looking for romantic getaways. The company customizes all of its tours, so if you're looking to spice up an experience with...  Read More

Every March, Barcelona holds the international Jazz Festival featuing big named musicians from around the world. The festival takes place all over town, with each event requiring an individual ticket - as opposed to one ticket for all of the...  Read More

Castell Montjuïc

What used to be 'Mountain of the Jews' (Montjuic literally means Mountain of the Jews) has turned into one of Barcelona's greatest attractions. It's hard to find views as gorgeous as the ones you get from atop the mountain. Easily accessible via...  Read More

The Citadel was built on this site in the 1700's. After its fall, the fortress was turned into a park in the 19th century. Walk through the city's Triumphal Arch to enter the park and admire the cascade, a fountain built by Josep...  Read More

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Another one of Gaudi's masterpieces, Casa Mila, otherwise known as La Pedrera, is one of Gaudi's most well known creations and is situated on Passeig de Gracia, just a stone's throw from Casa Batllo. Constructed between 1905-1912, from the...  Read More

Palau Guell

Designed by Antoni Gaudi, this Barcelona mansion was created for the Catalan tycoon, Eusebi Guell and today is part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. This is one of Gaudi's many architectural masterpieces and was specifically used for...  Read More


Meet Sam Mednick

Sam’s passion for the sea and the mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination. 

Sam's passion for traveling has taken her around the world including Fiji, Argentina, Lebanon,...  More About Sam

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