For the most romantic St. Valentine’s Day plan look no further than a city break in Spain. There are plenty to choose from in this beautiful country with fine food, wine and stunning views on offer. Here is our guide to the most romantic places in Spain for couples.
Spain’s capital city has food markets, tapas bars and monuments galore for those looking for a weekend getaway somewhere stylish and brimming with romance to celebrate Valentine’s day in Spain.
Take a stroll in the Retiro park and hire a boat to woo your loved one on the boating lake within this delightful park in the centre of the city. There are several must-see monuments nearby including the Alcalá gate, the Neptune Fountain and Atocha station’s indoor plant display. The Prado, Thyssen Gallery and the Reina Sofia museums are found on the road opposite to the park. Book a room at the Catalonia Atocha and relax in the solarium or heated jacuzzi on the roof terrace with your loved one.
Gran Vía is the place to head to for shopping in Spain’s internationally renowned stores such as Zara, Mango and Loewe, and it’s also the location of the Catalonia Gran Via hotel which has some stunning city viewpoints over Gran Via at sunset and a private room Jacuzzi available.
If you want to dine on site, head to the Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes which has its own restaurant and is located in a beautiful 18th Century building. The Hotel Catalonia Plaza Mayor offers guests the use of a Jacuzzi and a free tea-time buffet, exclusive to guests staying at the hotel.
There is so much to see and do on el día de San Valentin (Valentines day in Spanish) that you’ll want to return year after year!
Head to the world-famous La Rambla avenue to walk hand in hand with your loved one and check out the colourful flower stalls and the La Boqueria food market. Enjoy a sparkling glass of Cava, produced nearby.
Take a cable car near Montjuic to the top of the Montjuic mountain and visit the castle there. Offering great views over the city, there are several good restaurants here to enjoy fine food and take a break from exploring.
With several hotels in the city, the Catalonia Born is in the centre in a refurbished 19th century building with its own courtyard. The Catalonia Eixample can be found in the district of the same name and has its own rooftop pool, restored works of art and external decoration. The Catalonia Passeig de Gràcia has wine time for those who love wine and chocolate and want to enjoy it with other guests at the hotel.
A stay in this charming Andalucian city on the 14th of February is one of the best gifts for travel lovers. The Giralda tower at the cathedral in the Santa Cruz area is a must-see – from the top! Relax at the Plaza de España, built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition, it still woos visitors today and visit the Royal Alcázar and gardens. This 16th century palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and represents the city through the centuries, with Moorish features, gardens and Catholic influences all in one beautiful location that should be top of the list for romantic plans for Valentine’s day in this city.
Enjoy breakfast together at the Catalonia Giralda hotel near the tower itself and close to the Maria Luisa Park. With a pool, gym and restaurant, it is the ideal place to relax in after a day exploring.