Honeymoon in Barcelona? Yes please! Barcelona is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, but, together with Paris, Venice, and Rome, the Catalan capital is also one of the honeymoon couples’ favourite destinations. This should not come as a surprise since, thanks to its old city centre and beautifully arranged streets, impressive art and architecture, delicious food and beautiful music, charming beach, as well as the amalgam of great things to do, Barcelona is an extremely romantic city.
Indulge in the Comfort Offered by W Hotel
When planning your honeymoon, the first thing that should be taken into consideration is the accommodation. Whether you don’t care about how much you spend on a hotel, or you are travelling on a budget, beautiful Barcelona has a few places that will make your honeymoon worth talking about for the rest of your life.
You can use the already famous Airbnb platform in order to find a cosy apartment in a romantic area, but if you don’t have a budget, you should aim high and book a room in one of the most iconic hotels in the city.
Many romantics love staying at the W Hotel, located at the Barceloneta beach. Not only does this hotel offer its guests fantastic rooms and a flawless service, but it has impressive views from all the rooms, as well. Who doesn’t want to wake up every morning looking at the calming, blue Mediterranean Sea?
And if this is not your cup of tea, relax because the city is filled with sophisticated hotels that always welcome honeymoon couples and romantics from all over the world. So, check out the luxurious Hotel Majestic, the chic Hotel Arts, a Ritz-Carlton property with breathtaking views of both the city and the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the outstanding Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, before you make a final decision.
Wander Around Enjoying the Historical Spots of the City and Each Other’s Company
Barcelona is such a beautiful place that you don’t even have to do more than wandering around in order to get in a romantic mood and completely enjoy your honeymoon. Walking will give to chance to get in touch with the spirit of the city together, but if you want to have the real Catalan experience, renting a Vespa is a better option. Not only is this the best way to get around the city, but a red Vespa will give you the opportunity to explore Barcelona in style, as well as enjoy the movie-like experience you deserve.
You can begin your romantic adventure with getting closer to the history of the city, and there is no better place to begin your encounter with the past than in the charming Gothic Quarter. Known for being one of the best preserved medieval areas in Europe, this place gives visitors the chance to catch a glimpse of a few fascinating buildings and squares, such as the Royal Palace where Columbus had his first meeting with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella or the imposing thirteenth-century Barcelona Cathedral. Just park your Vespa and walk hand in hand admiring the beautifully arranged streets and the old soul of his area, before you continue with exploring the rich past of the Catalan pearl in other quarters.
Offer Yourselves an Unforgettable Culinary Experience
Barcelona is not only a fabulous destination for romantics but also the perfect spot for foodies from all over the world who are always ready to let their tasting buds go wild. You can begin your romantic culinary experience with getting lost in La Boqueria, a food market located in the center of the city. You can stop at one of the tapas bars located in the market or just wander around the stalls, grab some fruits, cheeses and of course, a bottle of Cava and get ready for an unforgettable picnic in the port or on the sandy Barceloneta beach. Not only will you have the most authentic food market experience but you also get to savour your food in a romantic atmosphere, just as all honeymoon couples should.
In addition to La Boqueria and the other food markets, Barcelona welcomes lovebirds with an amazing number of charming coffee shops, restaurants, and bars where you can get closer to the Catalan and Spanish cuisines.
And if you want to have a special dinner, you should book a table at the famous Speakeasy Restaurant. Hosted in the warehouse of a famous bar called Dry Martini, this restaurant celebrates the American prohibition period offering romantics a memorable tasting menu dinner in a spellbinding atmosphere.
Grab Your Partner’s Hand and Explore the Fascinating Art and Architecture Together
If you are an art enthusiast and you plan to spend your honeymoon in Barcelona, you will definitely not be disappointed because this is one of those cities that “scream” art and architecture. In addition, you don’t have to put too much effort into discovering the best spots because Barcelona is filled with artistic landmarks that can conquer even the most sceptical souls. From street art to the bold work of the famous Antonio Gaudí, there is something for everybody in the beautiful Catalan capital.
Besides visiting the well-known Sagrada Família and walking hand in hand in the neo-Gothic Palau Güell, make sure you get in touch with the fascinating paintings at Picasso’s Museum, learn about the Catalans’ favourite artist, Joan Miró, and if you have enough time, enjoy a day trip into the surrealist world of Salvador Dalí, in Figueres.
There is definitely no better way to celebrate your love than by getting closer to the passion and creativity of such important artists. And when the sun goes down, surprise your partner in crime with a walk to remember. Check out the Magic Fountain at Plaça Espanya and enjoy a colourful show with light, water and music.
These are just some of the surprises Barcelona has for romantics who dream about spending their honeymoon inside the Catalan borders, but, besides these special places, its climate, as well as its great location and style, the city has many more romantic things people in love can indulge in. So, depending on the number of days you plan to stay in Barcelona, your list can get bigger. Just keep in mind that whether you plan to spend a couple of days, a week, or even a month, this is one of those cities you will fall in love with and never stop dreaming about.