St. Valentine’s Day is approaching! Don’t you have any break yet? Barcelona can be a good destination to celebrate this special day with your lover. In this post, we suggest a tour around the most romantic places in the city, some very emblematic and others quite unknown. Shall we go?
Horta Gardens and Labyrinth
Surrounded by vegetation, among bushes and cypresses you can enjoy a moment of calm through its two gardens: one neoclassical from the eighteenth century and another romantic from the nineteenth century. In addition, at the neuralgic point of the park there is a fountain with the statue of Eros, the god of love. Can you think of a better place to go with your girlfriend/boyfriend?
If you don’t want to leave the centre of the city, this park is your best option. Taking a walk around the nature or having a picnic on the grass are just some good plans, although the most common is to take a boat ride listening to the sound of the waterfalls. If the day is especially sunny you may feel like guarding yourself in the shadows of the hundreds of Umbracle plants.
Se acerca San Valentín y ¿aún no tienes pensada ninguna escapada? Barcelona puede ser un buen plan con el que celebrar San Valentín junto a tu pareja. En este post te proponemos un recorrido por algunos de los sitios más románticos de la ciudad condal, algunos muy emblemáticos y otros más desconocidos. ¿Nos acompañas?
Another option near the centre is to get lost in the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter. In a few minutes, you will be away from the noise of Catalunya Square and the Rambla and you will immerse yourself in an environment full of history and stories. The Plaça Sant Felip Neri is a must see.
Located in the upper side of the city, it is probably the most famous work of Gaudí, along with Casa Batlló. After climbing the entrance steps (and taking a photo with the dragon) you probably want to catch some air in the undulating bench. From there, you’ll see one of the most astonishing views of Barcelona. Visiting Park Güell is not only a leisure plan but also a cultural one, because the Catalan modernism finds its greatest exponent here.
Barcelona not only loves roses on Sant Jordi’s day, but also in spring when they flower and the New Roses Contest in Barcelona is held. It’s a botanical paradise with more than 10,000 roses from all over the world spread over four hectares full of different scents and fragrances. The experts say that in May and June are up to 150,000 roses open at the same time. Some say that taking care of roses is as difficult as a relationship.
If you prefer to avoid crowds, this is one of the most unknown places to go with your love. There, you will find some terraces located on the slope of Montjuïc, at the foot of the castle. Here you will enjoy a privileged view next to a pond by the same author who designed the Magic Fountain.
Maybe you’re one of those people who would rather do it all in a big way. If so, why not declare yourself in Catalunya Square? You will be showing your love in the centre of Barcelona, where in the old days all the different roads started, and today is the nexus between the Rambla, the Passeig de Gràcia, the neighborhood of l’Eixample and other main roads.
Choose the place you choose, Barcelona is a city where love is in the air not only on Valentine’s Day, but on any day of the year. Come and visit it and remember that the journey from the city to the airport and the other way around is faster and easier thanks to Aerobús. Leave us a comment telling us which is the corner you like the most in the city!