Best Romantic Things to Do in Barcelona for Couples

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There is something about Barcelona – Everywhere throughout the city, there are so many romantic things to do in Barcelona for couples. That’s why the Catalan capital is known to be a terrific destination for couples. Don’t let me get started with its narrow streets of Barrio Gótico, Gràcia, and the beach of Barceloneta…

You can trust me: When I visited Barcelona for the first time in 2015, I fell in love (not only with the city). I packed my bags and moved here just a few months later.

Those who know Eduardo and me as a couple are probably aware that we are actually not the super romantic type of couple – even though we live in the middle of highly romantic Barcelona. On our last Valentine’s Day, we spent on the couch with pizza watching Robocop. (This movie will definitely not become my favorite or anything near, but thank goodness, this is not a blog for movie critics)

For you to spend a way more romantic time in Barcelona than we usually do, I collected a list of things to do for the Ultimate Barcelona romantic vibe, whether it is for your honeymoon, Valentine’s Day, a simple Date-night, your anniversary, or just for a romantic getaway for two.

BARCELONA INFO BOX

Where to stay in Barcelona: Hotel Santa Marta (Great hotel in the center near attractions & beach) or W Barcelona (Luxury option directly at the beach)

The most popular activities & tours in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia Ticket – Skip the Line

Camp Nou – Barça Museum und Tour

Barcelona Card – More than 25 Attractions

Park Güell – Skip the Line

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Getting there: Make sure to check for the best flight deals on Flight comparisons like Skyscanner

Transport: T-Casual Ticket (10-trips-Ticket for € 12.15) or Hola BCN Day Ticket

Want to rent a car? You can find great deals on RentalCars. It gets cheaper from El Prat Airport.

Barcelona Must-Have: Practical Spanish Travel Dictionary or Catalan Travel Dictionary and Barcelona-Guide

Most Romantic Things to do in Barcelona for couples

The Magic Fountains

Magic Fountains, Monjuic, Barcelona, Light show

Opening Hours Magic Fountains: Depending on the season. Check here for current Opening Hours

Entrance Fee Magic Fountains: free of charge

Metro-Stop: Espanya (L1)

UPDATE 2024: The Magic Fountains are temporarily not taking place because of the water shortage in the region!

As one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, the Magic Fountains mesmerize more than a hundred visitors every week.

This show is special as it combines the performance of water and light. This magical light show takes place near the Plaça Espanya, also an amazing place to visit in Barcelona. You will find this square near Montjuïc, which already brings us to our next point…

A visit to Montjuïc

Montjuic I Castle I Barcelona I Catalonia I Spain

Opening hours: 01.11. – 31.03.: 10.00 am – 06 pm & 01.04. – 31.10.: 10.00 am – 08 pm

Entrance fee: 3 € (for people under 30) and 5 € (for adults over 30)

Free entrance: First Sunday of the month & Sundays after 3 pm.

Getting there: Bus 150 to Castell or by cable car from the port or the foot of the mountain

Tickets: Tickets for Cable Car from Harbour can be found here, the Tickets for the Montjuïc Cable car can be found here.

The Montjuïc is one of 3 mountains in Barcelona. On the mountaintop, you can find an old castle that you can visit.

The entrance fee is worth it, as you have a fantastic view from there over the city and the harbor of Barcelona.

The castle of Montjuïc was used to protect the harbor and has been owned by the Catalan Government since 2007.

gondola Barcelona Montjuic

To go up to the top of the hill, you can walk, take the bus, or take this gondola from the harbor.

Sunset from the Bunkers del Carmel

sunset Bunkers del Carmel I Mountain I Barcelona I View I Romantic I Catalonia I Spain

Opening hours Bunkers: Summer: 09 am – 7.30 pm; Winter: 09 am – 5.30 pm

Entrance fee Bunkers: free of charge

Getting there: Bus 119 to Marià Lavèrnia

There is one spot in Barcelona where I take all my visitors, whether friends or family: Los Bunkers del Carmel. One of my absolute favorite spots in Barcelona. The Bunkers are located way over the roofs of Barcelona, and therefore, you have a perfect 360-degree Panorama view of Barcelona from up there. But just have a look yourself in my video…

During the Spanish Civil War, an air-raid shelter was built here in 1937. It was the perfect place, as from here, you could see the attacker coming from every direction since you have a good view over the whole city.

Still today, you can have a look at this air-raid shelter free of charge.

Even though the Bunkers of Carmel are not as unknown anymore as they were some years back, they are still not as crowded as other tourist attractions and viewpoints in Barcelona and, therefore, still kind of an insider tip.

For extra romantic: Bring a bottle of delicious Spanish red wine.

Ein romantisches Picknick zu zweit

Romantic picnic in Barcelona, park, picnic basket

What could be lovelier than a romantic picnic for two? Whether in the park or on the beach – far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Enjoy fresh food while listening only to the chirping of the birds or the sound of the sea.

But isn’t such a picnic always associated with a lot of effort? Not at all! There are so many choices of delicious sandwiches, fresh fruit, and other Spanish foods at the supermarket, bakery, or one of Barcelona’s markets. Pick a few good options, bring a good bottle of Spanish wine, a blanket, or a towel, and off you go.

A Day at Tibidabo

tibidabo Church I Barcelona I View points I Theme Park I Catalonia I Spain

Opening Hours Amusement Park Tibidabo: You can check the current opening hours here.

Entrance Fee Amusement Park Tibidabo: 28,50 € (Only Panorama-Area 12,70 €)

Tickets Amusement Park Tibidabo: Check tickets online here.

Opening Hours Sagrat Cor: 11 am – 07 pm (Check recent Opening Hours here)

Entrance Fee Sagrat Cor (Tower): 4 €

Getting to Tibidabo: Bus T2A and T2B or Bus 196 and Cable Car (4,10 € per Person)

Tibidabo is not only a romantic option to see the city from above but also helps you to awaken your inner child together. Even perfect for couples traveling with children.

You can either visit the famous church Sagrat Cor, which looks like a fairytale castle from the foot of the mountain, or spend the day in the Tibidabo Amusement Park. 

Tibidabo Barcelona I Mountain I Amusement Park I View I Wheel I Catalonia I Spain

There, you can find anything a child could ask for. A Ferris Wheel, a White-Water Ride, a hall of mirrors, and many more attractions for old and young.

Enjoy the view of Barceloneta Beach from the W-Hotel

View from the W-Hotel Barceloneta Beach I Barcelona I Catalonia I Spain

Opening hours Eclipse (W Hotel): Wed-Sun: 05 pm – 03 am

Entrance fee Eclipse (W Hotel): free of charge

Getting there: Metro Barceloneta (L4)

The W Hotel belongs to Barceloneta Beach the same way the famous Sagrada família belongs downtown. Even if you are not staying in the W-Hotel, you can go up to the Bar to have a drink.

Even though the prices are slightly higher than on the ground-level bars, you get the perfect views of the beach area of Barceloneta. Especially at night, the lights of the beach form a super romantic picture you can enjoy while having a cocktail.

Note: In order to be allowed to enter the W-Hotel, you have to be adequately dressed, i.e., no beach clothes or flip-flops.

A Day Trip to Sitges

sitges beach sunset

How to get there: R2S Direction of Sant Vicenç de Calders (From Barcelona Sants Station)

Duration: 34 Minutes

Ticket Price: 3,85 € one way

Sitges is a small dreamy town on the coast, around half an hour’s train ride from Barcelona. 

It is a popular destination for tourists, locals, and expats coming from the Catalonian capital.

Sitges is perfect for a relaxed, romantic walk through the narrow streets of this little town. Afterward, you can have a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

A visit to Sant Pau

Sant Pau Hospital I Museum I Barcelona I Catalonia I Spain

Opening hours Sant Pau: Mon – Fri: 10 am – 02 pm; Sat + Sun: 10 am – 05 pm

Entrance fee Sant Pau: from 15 €

Free Entrance Days Sant Pau: 23rd April., 24th September

Tickets: To avoid waiting in line, we recommend purchasing your ticket in advance, e.g. here.

Getting there: Metro Sant Pau I Dos de Maig (L5)

One always hopes not to have to visit a hospital while on vacation. Sant Pau is the giant exception here. People are standing in line to enter this hospital. Because St. Pau nowadays is used as a museum.

The architecture of this building is stunning, and even though the entrance fee might not be super cheap, it’s undoubtedly worth a visit.

Parque del Laberinto de Horta

Parque del Laberinto del Horta I Barcelona I Park I Labyrinth Park Barcelona I Catalonia I Spain

Opening Hours Horta: 10.00 am – 07.00 pm

Entrance Fee Sagrada Familia: 2,23 €, Sundays free

Metro-Stop: Mundet (L3)

Who never secretly wanted to be in a Labyrinth and check whether you’d find the way out? That’s possible in Barcelona’s Parque de la Horta (Catalan name: Parc del Laberint d’Horta).

You and your partner can try together to find the way out and have a romantic break when reaching the middle of the maze while deciding which path to take from there.

By the way, a scene for Perfume: The story of a murderer was filmed in this park.

Sit at the fountain of Plaça Reial

Plaza Real, Placa Reial, Barcelona, fountain

Opening Hours Plaça d’Espanya: 24 hrs

Entrance Fee Plaça d’Espanya: free of charge

Metro-Stop: Espanya (L1)

The Plaza Real (Catalan: Plaça Reial) is located directly next to Las Ramblas. When walking through the busy streets of Barcelona, this is the perfect place to relax a little. Moreover, Plaça Reial is one of the most beautiful squares in Barcelona.

Around this square, you can find different kinds of cafés, bars, and restaurants, and especially on warm nights, you will often find live music.

Take a boat in Ciutadella Park

Parc de la Ciutadella I Ciutadella Park I Barcelona I Catalonia I Spain

Opening hours Ciutadella Parl: 10 am – Sunset

Entrance fee Ciutadella Park: Free of charge; Renting a boat: 6 € for 30 min. for 2 people

Getting there: Metro Ciutadella I Vila Olímpica (L4)

Besides other unforgettable romantic things to do in Barcelona, this is probably the most romantic. Sitting together in a small boat in a beautiful park, rowing between swans and parakeets.

Doing so allows you to enjoy the silence, relax together, and almost forget that you are in a vast city. The Parc de la Ciutadella is located halfway between the Arc de Triomf and the beach of Barceloneta. Therefore, you can combine your visit with a long nice romantic walk.

Explore the cute cafés of Barcelona

churros con chocolate, Barcelona treats and cafes
Delicious fresh churros with hot chocolate

If there’s one thing that’s a dime a dozen in Barcelona, it’s charming and romantic cafes. Various places will sweeten your day. Treat yourself to delicious churros, a slice of cake, or a full-bodied Spanish coffee.

You’ll find great options in all parts of the Catalan capital.

Romantic Walks in Barcelona

A romantic walk through El Gòtic (Barrio Gótico)

Cathedral Barcelona, Barrio Gotico

Getting there: Metro Liceu (L3) or Bus V15 to Via Laietana – Correus

The Barrio Gótico (in Catalan, also called Barri Gòtic or El Gòtic) is the oldest neighborhood in Barcelona.

With its narrow streets built in the gothic style, this area of Barcelona offers a perfect opportunity for a romantic walk. There is much to explore, and even locals find new things here all the time.

The probably most popular part of the Barrio Gótico is the cathedral (La Catedral). Often, you can find Opera Singers here showing their talent. And due to the echo of the stone walls, it gets even more powerful.

Plaza San Felipe Neri, Barrio Gotico, Tourists, Barcelona

My personal highlight in El Gòtic is the Plaza de San Felipe Neri (Catalan: Plaça de Sant Felip Neri). Besides its dark history, this square is super quiet and peaceful, and you can spend some romantic moments together.

By the way, in this square, they filmed many scenes of the video clip of My Immortal by Evanescence.

A romantic walk through Gràcia

Neighboorhood Gràcia in Barcelona, trendy neighboorhood

Getting there: Metro Lesseps (L3) or Fontana (L3)

Gràcia is the trendy neighborhood of Barcelona and is known to be one of the city’s quietest and most modern neighborhoods. Many artists and authors are living here trying to get inspired by Gràcia’s creative atmosphere.

There are many peaceful cafés and restaurants where you can relax and have coffee, beer, or wine.

Gràcia seems to be a little different from the other neighborhoods of Barcelona, which can be caused by the fact that, actually, Gràcia used to be another city until it became a part of Barcelona in the 19th Century.

A visit to Gràcia is incredibly worth it around August when the neighborhood festival of  Gràcia takes place. Every part of this area builds its own decoration for a given topic. Afterward, the visitors can vote for their favorite.

A romantic walk at the beach of Barceloneta

Barcelona Beach, Barcelona itinerary

Opening hours Barceloneta: 24 hrs

Entrance fee Barceloneta: free of charge

Getting there: Metro Barceloneta (L4)

Before the Olympic Games in 1992, this part of Barcelona was mainly avoided by tourists due to its high crime rate. Today, this seems almost impossible.

The beach of Barceloneta is one of the city’s main tourist attractions.  Barceloneta simply offers the perfect place for a romantic walk for two. Especially in winter, when there are fewer tourists, this can be an adorable romantic activity in Barcelona.

Barceloneta Beach I Barcelona I Sunset I Romantic I Catalonia I Spain

Even though there is no sunset over the sea, it still can be super romantic to watch the sunset from here.

A romantic walk / Picnic in the Parc de la Cuitadella

parque de la ciutadella I Parc de la ciutadella I Ciutadella Park I Barcelona I Catalonia I Spain

Opening hours Ciutadella Parl: 10 am – Sunset

Entrance fee Ciutadella Park: Free of charge; Renting a boat: 6 € for 30 min. for 2 people

Getting there: Metro Ciutadella I Vila Olímpica (L4)

Whether you rent a boat, picnic, or just walk around, Ciutadella Park is definitely worth a visit. Especially in summer, this is a great place to spend the hot days.

Just bring a blanket and get comfortable together.

A romantic walk in the Park Güell

Park Guell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Gaudi, Barcelona in winter

Opening hours Park Güell: 09.30 am – 07.30 pm

Entrance fee Park Güell: from 10 €; rest of the park: free of charge

Tickets: You should definitely reserve your ticket in advance to avoid long queues. Tickets and tours for Park Güell online can be found here.

Getting there: Metro Lesseps (L3) or bus 24 (direction El Carmel) to Trav de Dalt.

Besides the famous Sagrada Família, Park Güell (pronounced: Park Guh-ey) is probably the main attraction of Barcelona. Both of these sights have the same architect: Antoni Gaudí. He created  Park Güell (Spanish: Parque Güell) between 1900 and 1914 after he got inspired by English Gardens.

And he did it with success. Besides the magnificent constructions you can find in the park, the location is just chosen amazingly. From here, you have another great view of Barcelona. 

A romantic walk at Port Vell, the harbor of Barcelona

Port Vell I Harbor I Barcelona I Montjuic I Gondola I Catalonia I Spain

How to get there: Bus V17

Even Port Vell, Barcelona’s Harbor, offers another romantic walk opportunity. 

To be exact, the harbor of Barcelona is divided into two parts. One on each side of the beach. One is Port Vell, and the other one is called Port Olímpic.

Port Vell doesn’t only offer the Maremagnum Mall, different restaurants, the aquarium, and, as mentioned above, the possibility of having a nice walk. And if you are lucky, you can see the bridge opening for boats to enter the harbor.

Romantic Accommodation in Barcelona

Here, you can find an overview of the most popular accommodations in Barcelona, which are recommended for couples.

W Barcelona

Not only one of the most romantic places with great views but also one of the iconic buildings of the city. With its location directly on the beach and luxurious facilities, this accommodation simply convinces every guest.

Check W Barcelona on Booking.com

Hotel Santa Marta

The 2-star accommodation in the center of Barcelona (Born neighborhood) not only convinces everyone with a fantastic location but is also particularly praised for its cozy beds and outstanding cleanliness.

Check Hotel Santa Marta on Booking.com

Most Romantic Restaurants in Barcelona

Here, you can find the most romantic restaurants we have been to in Barcelona so far, with different kinds of food. Obviously, there are even more great options throughout the city, and if you are looking for something extremely fancy, you can even find Michelin restaurants such as the Tickets Barcelona. But for us, the following are the places to go for a romantic date for two.

El Felino – Italian Restaurant

Opening Hours: Thu – Tue: 13 – 23 h, Wed: closed

Average price: ca. 15 €

Address: Carrer de la Marina, 269

Metro Stop: Sagrada Família

The pizza here is just unbelievably good!

Restaurante Vi Negre

Opening Hours: Sun-Sat: 1 pm – 5 pm + 8 am – 00 pm, Mon: 8 am – 00 pm

Average price: ca. 30-40 €

Address: Carrer del les Guilleries, 17, local 3

Metro Stop: Fontana

Menu: You can check their menu here

Delicious Catalan cuisine with excellent quality.

Bar Celta Pulperia – Tapas

Tapas Restaurant Barcelona I Romantisch

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 08.30 am – 00 am, Sat: 11 am – 00 am, Sun: 12 pm – 00 am

Average price: ca. 15 €

Address: Carrer de la Princesa, 50

Metro Stop: Jaume I

If you’re looking for traditional Spanish tapas, this is the place for you.

El Xalet de Montjuïc

Opening Hours: Tue – Sat: 1 pm – 4 pm + 8 pm – 9 pm, Sun: 1 pm – 4 pm, closed on Mondays.

Average price: ca. 50 €

Address: Av. Miramar, 31

Metro Stop: Paral·lel

Menu: Check their menu here

Delicious dishes with a unique view over Barcelona.

More Barcelona?

Check out my Ultimate Barcelona Itinerary here with valuable tips from a local, maps, prices, and Opening hours.

Also, make sure to know these 19 Things you should absolutely avoid in Barcelona before you go.

More Catalonia?

Check out Rupit, Spain, as a day trip from Barcelona for a great trip with a medieval Catalonia vibe.

More tapas? Check out this post about the Top 5 Budget Tapas in Barcelona from 197 Travel Stamps.

More Itineraries? Check out this 3-days itinerary on Adventures with NieNie.

Which romantic activities in Barcelona are you considering the best? Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below!


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