A Romantic Escapade to Barcelona: The Perfect Anniversary Gift

Barcelona is one of the most romantic cities in the world. When it comes to romantic city breaks in Europe (or anywhere else for that matter), Barcelona should be top of your bucket list. While guidebooks often talk about Paris, Venice, or Santorini, there really is nowhere quite like Barcelona for a romantic escapade.

The city combines stylish elegance and sophisticated luxury with edgy alternative style and excitement. The cuisine is exceptional too and the weather wonderful, and Barcelona boasts some of the most beautiful views and interesting architecture in the world. And there’s even a beach!

So if you are planning to surprise your partner with a trip for your anniversary, find a last-minute cruise offer or look for cheap flights to Barcelona, and discover the magic of this amazing Catalan city. 

To give you a flavor of what to expect and provide a little inspiration for the perfect romantic anniversary gift, here are some of the most romantic things to do in Barcelona.

Discover the Montjuic Fountain after dark

Montjuic is one of Barcelona’s most charming neighborhoods, and the Montjuic Fountain is the jewel in its crown. Built by Carles Buigas in 1929, it incorporated elements of Catalanism in its design and is one of the most delightful sights in the city. Known as the ‘Magic Fountain of Montjuic’, when night falls it shines brightly, with a magical son y lumiere show of sounds and lights. This delightful experience is perfect to share with your loved one and makes for an incredibly romantic nighttime experience.

See the coast on a Golondrinas boat ride

The Spanish coastline around Barcelona is gorgeous, full of sheer white cliffs, hidden bays, and glittering turquoise water. One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of the landscape and get an amazing view of the city is on a Golondrinas boat ride. These charming cruises sail from the city up and down the coast, letting you drink in the amazing scenery and see the city from a completely different perspective!

Take to the skies on a morning hot air balloon ride

Another wonderfully romantic way to get a different look at Barcelona’s amazing architecture is on a morning hot air balloon ride. Head out to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Montseny mountains and climb aboard a thrilling balloon ride that takes you up and over the peaks and offers a truly unbeatable view of the city and countryside spread out below you. The experience ends with a delicious traditional Catalan breakfast at an exquisite and romantic farmhouse restaurant, the perfect end to an amazing (albeit early!) morning.

Stroll through Parc Guell

The weird and wonderful architecture of Gaudi is all around you in Barcelona’s fantastic Parc Guell and makes it one of the best places to go walking with your partner. One of the most romantic spots in the city, it was designed to mimic an English country garden and offers spectacular views and delightful architecture. If you get there early enough you’ll have it all to yourself for a wonderfully romantic stroll.

Try tapas and wine on a walking tour

Barcelona boasts amazing cuisine and some truly fabulous wines, which makes a wine- and tapas-tasting walking tour a real treat, and the perfect experience for couples. The tour takes you through some of Barcelona’s most picturesque and historic districts, like El Born and El Barri Gotic, and gives you the chance to try food and drink at some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, all while seeing the sights.

Riya Sander

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