Guest post by Alex Reddle
Barcelona is a beautiful city in Spain’s Catalonia region, known for its art and architecture. There are also frequent deals on getaways to Barcelona…and whether you’ve been married for years or recently met your partner, Barcelona is a city that can give Paris a run for its money as a romantic getaway! This post will explain how you can make the most of your time in Barcelona with your sweetheart.
Planning a Romantic Break in Barcelona
Breakfast in Barcelona
What better way to start your busy city tour with your special someone than settling down for a sumptuous breakfast? “Can Dende” is a restaurant that will whet your appetite with an array of breakfast-friendly cocktails, before presenting you with a varied menu. You can tuck into French toast, crispy chicken, or eggs benedict with pulled pork, and all washed down with freshly-squeezed fruit juice and delicious coffee. Yum!
After you’ve dined, you can cram a ton of sightseeing into your day! Start with a stroll hand-in-hand around the beautiful gardens of Park Güell, marveling at the sculptural buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi. You can also check out the Catalan architect’s renowned Sagrada Familia, started in the 1880s but never finished. Here, there’s a museum to browse through and city views to take your breath away. In fact, you can have fun spotting Gaudi’s work, which is synonymous with Barcelona and dotted throughout the city. The art nouveau façade of Casa Milà is unmistakable, looking as if it’s been hewn from a quarry, while his masterpiece is the Casa Batlló, with its curving dragon roof.
Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter
Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is also well worth a visit, stretching all the way to the Mediterranean seafront. Browse through La Boqueria, a world-famous indoor market bustling with stalls offering a wide variety of mouth-watering foods of all kinds. You can spend hours sampling and sharing these delicious dishes with your significant other.
Another must for your itinerary is the Camp Nou, the 98,000-capacity arena that hosts home games by the local football club, Barcelona. The second largest stadium in the world, tours will show you around this amazing spectacle, and if you’re lucky your visit might coincide with a match where you’ll get to watch the world’s greatest footballer, Argentine star Lionel Messi.
Parc de la Ciutadella
This is another venue you should try squeezing into your schedule…the Parc de la Ciutadella, a 19th-century park complete with a lake, ornate museums, lush trails to explore with your partner, and a zoo. The latter was once home to one of Barcelona’s most illustrious residents, the albino Gorilla, Snowflake.
Fountain of Montjuïc
As the sun sinks, head over to the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, a spectacular water fountain which incorporates music and a colorful light show. This beautiful display has suffered its share of adversity – after being damaged during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s it remained closed until 1955. Today it enthralls visitors with its combination of churning water and lights. It was used during the 1992 Olympics and has also been the centerpiece of performances of classical music and film soundtracks. Different events take place every half-hour.
Cocktails in Barcelona
Finally, before you retire to your cozy hotel room, how about cocktails at “Bar Mirablau” in Tibidabo? Here you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city’s myriad twinkling lights. It doesn’t get more romantic than that!
About the Author:
Alex Reddle – online dating specialist, chief editor of Flirt.com Blog. Received his Psychological degree at Kent State University. Well-versed in subjects of interpersonal relationships, love, finding a partner. Studies human behavior and ways of communication.
Alex has been featured at such resources as Romper, TheList, Bustle, Insider, Urban Dater, Socialeconomics, Brit+Co and many others. He also loves to travel in his spare time.