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The perfect Valentine’s Day in Barcelona

Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate this day of romance than with a visit to the enchanting city of Barcelona? With its breathtaking architecture, passionate ambiance, and rich cultural tapestry, Barcelona sets the stage for a truly memorable Valentine’s Day.

Barcelona presents a plethora of romantic activities, guaranteeing an unparalleled Valentine’s Day experience for everyone. Let’s take a look at some of our favourite options!

Indulge in a romantic dinner

A classic and timeless approach to celebrating Valentine’s Day involves indulging in a delightful dinner, and this experience truly reaches new heights when celebrated in Barcelona. Widely regarded as a culinary haven, the city boasts an impressive array of dining spots, ranging from charming bistros to sophisticated eateries. Barcelona caters to every palette, ensuring that everyone can partake in a lovely, romantic dining experience.

For those searching for a cosy ambiance, exceptional wine, and delectable cuisine, we strongly recommend a visit to Antigua Restaurante. This dining establishment is the perfect spot for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal as they have a meticulously crafted tasting menu available exclusively for this celebration, alongside their popular Romantic Experience menu, which features a delightful selection of dishes. The restaurant’s interior also exudes charm, with its exposed brick walls, warm lighting, and impeccable service.

Alternatively, Barcelona is home to numerous outstanding restaurants that not only serve delicious dishes, but also provide stunning views of the city. The W Hotel stands out as one of Barcelona’s most iconic buildings, and provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic Valentine’s evening. It boasts numerous restaurants that offer incredible panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, and is undoubtedly a top choice for this special occasion.

Sail into the sunset

For an exceptional Valentine’s Day celebration, consider embarking on a private boat excursion along the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. This not only introduces an element of luxury, but it also offers a splendid opportunity to immerse yourselves in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds Barcelona. Opting for this choice allows you and your partner to escape the bustling streets of the city, and instead unwind with a glass of sparkling wine and stunning panoramic views.

This romantic activity can be enjoyed at any time of the day, but to truly enhance the experience, we recommend scheduling it to coincide with the sunset. Watching the sun dip below the horizon will add an extra layer of magic to your Valentine’s Day celebration.

Enjoy the magic of a candlelit concert

For music enthusiasts, a candlelit concert is the ideal Valentine’s Day activity. Throughout the entire month of February, a diverse range of candlelit concerts showcasing different music genres, awaits. Whether it’s performances dedicated to the incredible composer Ludovico, or shows primarily focusing on romantic ballads, you are guaranteed an evening filled with exceptional music.

The concerts take place in some of Barcelona’s most prestigious venues and iconic spaces, ensuring a genuinely unforgettable experience. Even if classical music is not your usual vibe, this extraordinary romantic activity is enjoyable for everyone.

Hike around Barcelona’s scenic trails

Valentine’s Day also offers a perfect opportunity to embark on an adventure, and fortunately, Barcelona presents some fantastic walking routes with breathtaking views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.

For those seeking a nearby hiking trail without an extensive journey, we suggest exploring the charming neighbourhood of Montjuïc. Despite being the smallest of Barcelona’s surrounding hills, Montjuïc boasts captivating views of the city. One particularly enchanting trail starts at the Grec Gardens in Poble Sec, passes by the Miró Foundation, and concludes at the stunning Montjuïc Castle. The journey provides awe-inspiring vistas, ensuring a truly enjoyable experience.

Alternatively, there are some truly magical hiking trails located a bit further away, which are certainly worth the trip! We recommend visiting Mount Tibidabo or the picturesque Montserrat for an absolutely breathtaking Valentine’s Day hike. While the quickest way to reach these locations is by car, they are also easily accessible by public transport. 

All three of these walking routes promise a genuinely enchanting Valentine’s Day and guarantee a romantic stroll that will be cherished forever!

Rejuvenate with a spa day

Alternatively, Valentine’s Day can be a time for both you and your beloved to experience complete relaxation with a rejuvenating Spa Day. Barcelona stands as a haven for indulgence, boasting exceptional spas that offer a diverse array of treatments and incredible facilities, ensuring a truly pampering and revitalising experience. 

When considering your spa retreat, envision choosing a luxurious establishment with captivating city views, such as the renowned 43 The Spa. This elevated oasis not only promises indulgence in therapeutic treatments, but it also serves as a haven for tranquility, allowing you to truly unwind amidst beautiful panoramic vistas. 

For those yearning for an even more immersive and tranquil setting, look no further than Aire Ancient Baths. This unique spa experience goes beyond the ordinary, offering exclusive Valentine’s Day packages for couples, which promise to elevate your romantic day to new heights.

Channel your inner chef with a cooking class

Embrace a more practical approach to Barcelona’s culinary scene this Valentine’s Day by considering the delightful experience of a cooking class. 

The city boasts numerous establishments that offer captivating cooking sessions, encompassing classes that delve into traditional dishes like paella and crema catalana, as well as experiences focused on the art of baking breads and cakes. This activity is perfect for those seeking a distinctive Valentine’s Day, aiming to craft lasting memories with their loved one.

While many people shy away from cooking on special occasions like Valentine’s Day due to the lengthy preparation and cleanup time involved, a cooking class offers the chance to thoroughly relish the cooking process without worrying about the associated tasks. It’s not only a tremendously enjoyable way to learn how to prepare a delicious meal, but it is also a perfect way of spending quality time with your partner.

Elevate your evening with rooftop drinks

Enhance your Valentine’s Day drinks by exploring the extraordinary rooftop bars that Barcelona has to offer. This setting adds a touch of luxury to your evening, allowing you to enjoy each other’s company while taking in stunning views of the city. 

One standout rooftop spot is the Pulitzer Terrace, situated near Plaça Catalunya. Here, you not only enjoy exceptional views of the lively city, but the venue also frequently hosts live music and DJ sets, creating a delightful atmosphere for your evening. 

Alternatively, for those wanting to marvel at Gaudi’s incredible architecture while sipping on a delicious cocktail, we recommend a visit to the stunning Terraza Sercotel Rosellón. Positioned directly opposite the iconic La Sagrada Familia, it offers a Valentine’s Day experience like no other.

Experience La Pedrera at Night

Gaudí’s masterpiece, La Pedrera, was originally built as a private residence, but it now holds the prestigious title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, welcoming countless visitors daily. Its allure remains timeless, drawing crowds all year-round. However, what makes it particularly enchanting is its evening experience, which is the perfect Valentine’s Day activity.

The evening tour of La Pedrera promises an immersive journey through its captivating architecture, accompanied by a refreshing glass of cava and a visit to its mesmerising rooftop. For Valentine’s Day, this experience is simply unparalleled. Picture yourself atop the iconic structure as the sun sets, wouldn’t that be incredible?

Express your affection with a bouquet

On an occasion like Valentine’s Day, flowers are a simple yet lovely touch that demonstrate your love and care towards someone. Luckily, Barcelona has an abundance of flower shops, offering incredible bouquets that will certainly impress.

One of the most popular flower shops in Barcelona is Au Nom De La Rose, a store that aspires to create lasting memories through impressive flower arrangements. Here, you can opt to have the flowers put in a beautiful basket, a stunning ceramic, or you can even choose a giant heart shaped bouquet. With such a wide range of options, this flower shop truly elevates a simple gift and transforms it into a memorable moment that will be cherished forever.

Barcelona has an unparalleled atmosphere of love, making it the ultimate destination for your Valentine’s Day celebrations!

Sandra Roig

Sandra Roig is Marketing Director at AB Apartment Barcelona. AB Apartment Barcelona is an apartment rental agency offering over one thousand short and long term apartments across Barcelona. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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17 Comments

  1. Valentine’s Day in Barcelona? Now there’s an idea.

    No danger of my lady calling me a stick in the mud if I manage to pull that one off.

  2. With the power of the internet it’s all possible, even though Valentine’s Day is approaching fast.

    The big problem is both getting time off work …

    Still it is very tempting.

    1. Thanks for the comment Sarah! Absolutely, the internet opens up endless possibilities. Barcelona always has a very romantic ambiance, ensuring a lovely experience whenever you visit.

  3. We’ve done some cookery classes as a couple and it can be a good thing to do together, though I’ve seen it get far too competitive with some couples!

    1. Thanks for the comment Kirsty! It’s great that you’ve enjoyed cookery classes as a couple! The competitive edge can add a fun twist, but it’s true; striking the right balance is key to ensuring it stays an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

  4. I’ve been in Barcelona for a short break in February, accidentally being there for Valentine’s Day.

    Not only have you got all these options, you’re also getting some warm weather, the first hints of spring.

    1. You’re absolutely right John! February marks the beginning of a delightful shift in weather, with the temperature gradually warming up. It adds another enticing element to consider for anyone contemplating a visit!

  5. A shared Spa Day would probably be a wonderfully romantic experience for most couples – but not for us!

    My partner is so ticklish and has so many sport injuries that he can’t go more than 30 seconds without morning of whining.

    1. Thanks for the comment Jane! There are plenty of alternative activities that I’m sure you can both enjoy together, perhaps rooftop drinks or a candlelit concert would be a good choice.

  6. Are all these celebrations for the local people as well as those flying into Barcelona? Do the Spanish take Valentine’s Day as seriously as we do in Britain?

    1. Excellent question, Attesh! These activities cater to both locals and tourists. Nevertheless, Barcelona boasts its unique version of Valentine’s Day in April, known as Dia de Sant Jordi – another event truly worth experiencing!

  7. With some major contributions from Gaudí, Barcelona has some great skyline views. I can’t think of a better city for rooftop bar drinks.

    1. Appreciate your comment, Lars! Barcelona indeed boasts one of the most stunning skylines, making rooftop drinks an exceptional experience!

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