23 Jan T’estimo: Valentine’s Day in Barcelona
February is coming and with-it Valentine’s Day, the day to celebrate love in style. From romantic dinners to special moments in trendy places, the city offers diverse options. Discover our exclusive recommendations for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. Take note and save this article full of ideal plans for your romantic date in Barcelona. Shall we go? Cupid is on board with us.
1. Romantic outdoor settings
In the parque de la Ciudadela, located in the heart of Barcelona, discover a green oasis. By renting a boat, you can sail together on the peaceful lake, surrounded by the serenity of the park. After the ride, choose a peaceful spot to enjoy a romantic picnic and celebrate your love in the open air. This idyllic setting not only offers an atmosphere of peace and romance but is also home to cultural treasures such as the Parliament of Catalonia, three museums and a zoo.
The Fuente de la Cascada – Parque de la Ciudadela
The Parque de Cervantes, also known as the Rose Garden, is home to more than 200 varieties of these flowers, creating an enchanting setting for a romantic rendez-vous. Whether strolling among the rose bushes or enjoying a picnic under the shade of the trees, this park in the prestigious Pedralbes neighborhood is a hidden gem for lovers.
Parque de Cervantes
Laberint D’Horta, the oldest neoclassical gardens of the city keep a lot of charm in its entrails. With Italian influences, this 18th century park was transformed into an idyllic romantic garden. Venture through the labyrinth with your partner and meet in the center near the statue of Eros, the god of love. Explore the rest of the park, full of nooks and crannies with statues, hidden benches, fishponds and a small waterfall surrounded by moss, creating a unique experience to enjoy as a couple.
Barcelona’s historic center is full of streets and squares that awaken your romantic side. Start at the Plaza de Sant Felip Neri, with its spectacular fountain and Renaissance houses. The church in the square bears the scars of the Spanish Civil War, adding a layer of history to the romantic atmosphere. Continue through the narrow streets to the imposing Barcelona Cathedral and the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, source of inspiration for the famous novel “La Catedral del Mar” by Idelfonso Falcones.
Barcelona Cathedral – Gothic Quarter
2. Barcelona from the heights
Barcelona, with its port and the constant presence of the sea, offers a magical experience when contemplating it from above. On Valentine’s Day, sharing a sunset in this city becomes an incomparable romantic moment. The combination of its urban landscape and the sea horizon creates an ideal setting to celebrate love.
In February, the sunset which can currently be watched at about 5:30 p.m. creates an ideal setting for sharing magical moments. A classic plan: explore the enchanting Parque Güell together before heading out for dinner (read on for our restaurant recommendations). From the highest part of the park, you’ll enjoy a captivating view of the city. A romantic start to an unforgettable evening in Barcelona.
Montjuïc also offers multiple strategic viewpoints to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona, the port and the sea. Start your walk at the romantic Mirador de L’Alcalde, located in the Jardins del Mirador, continue to the Mirador de Montjuïc in front of the Castle and culminate at the tranquil Mirador del Midgia. In the evening, check the schedules to enjoy a show of water, light and music at the Fuente Mágica.
Fuente Mágica – Montjuïc
For a stellar night, consider visiting the Observatorio Fabra, where you can explore the building, enjoy the views from the dome and marvel at the stars through its ancient telescope.
The Bunkers del Carmel are ideal for a more intimate experience at sunset. Discover quiet corners and share a bottle of wine while the sun bids farewell to Barcelona.
The Bunkers del Carmel
3. A concert night
Enjoy a romantic evening inside the magical Gaudí Crypt with the event “Candlelight Valentine’s Day: Special Valentine’s Day“. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere while listening to enchanting melodies in this iconic Barcelona venue.
If you are looking for a broader musical experience, don’t miss “Candlelight Valentine’s Day: Romantic Soundtracks and more“ at the Real Círculo Artístico de Barcelona. This event offers a varied musical selection, including hits from movies such as Titanic.
For musical theater lovers, the “Broadway In Love Valentine’s Day Dinner with Broadway In Love Concert at Mas Ravetllat Pla” option provides a perfect combination of special recital, delicious menu and a unique setting with an impressive private collection of furniture.
Choose the event that most appeals to you and celebrate Valentine’s Day in Barcelona with music, romance, and unforgettable experiences.
4. A pleasure to the palate
Nothing like a delicious dinner to ignite the spark, and Barcelona is not short on sensual and romantic restaurant options, adapted to all tastes and budgets.
Japanese restaurants are a favorite choice for couples on Valentine’s Day. Among the outstanding options, we recommend Ikoya. In this izayaki-style restaurant, the fusion of a Japanese and a Basque chef gives rise to unique culinary creations, where the wonders of Mediterranean products are transformed into authentic delicacies. The intimate atmosphere and the careful presentation of the dishes make Ikoya an ideal place for a romantic and unforgettable experience.
If you are looking for an intimate and pleasant place, El Jardí de l’Abadessa is the perfect setting for a special date. Its spectacular garden creates a charming atmosphere, and on cooler days, the illuminated indoor lounge allows you to enjoy the surrounding nature. The market cuisine with creative touches, such as the Iberian prey tagliata and the veal mellow, adds a romantic touch to your dining experience, perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day.
For a Valentine’s Day dinner, Italian is also a popular choice. Il Giardinetto is a true temple of pasta, where every dish is a culinary masterpiece, offering everything from truffled fettuccini to panzerotti with mushrooms and cheese. The ambience, with warm green tones that recreate the feeling of a garden, provides a cozy touch. In addition, the cocktail area is perfect for extending the evening.
Discover the Museu de la Xocolata, located in the Convent of San Agustín, a historic building in the Born neighborhood. Barcelona, the entrance door of chocolate in Europe, shares its history of how the bitter seed of this plant became an essential sweet in our lives. Book a xocoexperience, a workshop designed for couples, which includes a guided tour of the museum, two hours of activities with different techniques, material, pairing, and more. In addition, you have the option to give this experience as a gift with a gift voucher with an open date, valid for one year.
5. A dreamy night at Maldà Singular Hotel
End Valentine’s Day in a magical and full of love way at Maldà Singular Hotel. In our old palace in the heart of Barcelona, the room of your dreams is waiting for you. Personalize your experience by booking directly on our website, where you will be able to request options such as wine, champagne, flowers, petals, balloons… Make your stay an unforgettable memory, the romance starts here!
In Barcelona, every day is Valentine’s Day. Its beautiful architecture, beaches, excellent restaurants and never-ending cultural agenda provide constant opportunities to enjoy as a couple. Keep reading our blog for more ideas of what to do in Barcelona at any time of the year – may love flourish in Barcelona, today and always!