Lucky to be spending Valentines Day in Barcelona? You’ve come to the right place.
In this article you’ll find all the ideas and tips to spend an amazing day with your better half in the Catalan capital.
With its architectural marvels, golden sand beaches, and cute little restaurants it’s the perfect place for a romantic weekend away.
Let’s get into it.
2 – Breakfast
3 – Spas
4 – Vespa tours
5 – Dinner
Valentine’s Day in Barcelona
Let’s start by saying that this festival isn’t the most celebrated day for Catalonian lovers as it takes a backseat to Sant Jordi on April 23rd.
On this day locals hit the streets to purchase books or flowers for their loved one. As a result Valentine’s Day gets a bit snubbed by local establishments but this is only to your benefit!
Getting a restaurant reservation or a patch of sand on Barcelona’s top beaches to watch the sunset won’t be nearly as hard as at home.
Let’s find out how!
If you’re staying in a Barcelona holiday apartment and looking to surprise, not to mention spend a bit more time in bed there’s no better option than getting breakfast delivered right to you!
There are a ton of options available but for sheer variety (not to mention wine) we like Matias Buenos Dias and their custom made packages: it’s not cheap but a great way to start the day.
If you’re a bit more of an up and at ’em couple there are certainly a ton of options in the city so I’d recommend visiting any of my top breakfast restaurants in Barcelona.
Spa Options in Barcelona
If you’re out of energy after doing all the top things to do in Barcelona a classic option whether you’re at home or abroad is hitting up a spa.
The top wellness centres in the city are as follows:
AIRE ANCIENT BATHS BARCELONA
One of the most sought after spas in Barcelona: this wellness centre finds itself in a magical 17th century warehouse right near the famous Mercado del Born.
On their website you’ll be able to find gift packages and even book in advance online for any of their unique experiences like their thermal package, yoga relax afternoon, and even wine baths!
Be careful as here the price matches the quality.
MAYAN LUXURY SPA
You’ll find Mayan Luxury Spa in the 5 star El Palace hotel near must-see Casa Batllo. It’s a great place to make an amazing impression on your significant other!
Sign up for some amazing treatments for the gods like chocolate extasis, wine therapy, and a black sand skin treatment. The Mayan holistic massage is also another crowd pleaser, but much like our previous option know that it’s not light on the wallet!
All bookings can be made in advance via their website.
This super central hotel not far from Gaudi’s famous La Pedrera opens up its world-class spa to everybody including non guests.
The hydro-massage pool is a highlight though the hammam and gravitational space are unique pieces.
Like the others you’re free to buy gift certificates online or bookings can be made by phone.
Vespa Tours of Barcelona
Looking for something less expensive but still going for the full Mediterranean experience?
You can be as radiant as the Roman moonlight just like Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck for about €10.00. Just grab yourself a seat on any of the city’s electric scooter sharing programs and you can tour every nook and cranny of the city.
My recommendation for your scooter needs is Yego. With them you simply find the bike around the city using an app, use it for as much or little as you want, and then park it. Simple as.
If you’re looking for more freedom and power I always suggest renting a normal scooter with Cooltra that can take you up the Bunkers of Carmel or Montjuic – arguably the city’s best viewpoints and picnic spots.
A great place to make a good impression due to their hip decor and solid price-quality ratio.
The eclectic, modern tapas dishes here really raise the bar because of their creativity and top quality ingredients. The 20 or so tapas dishes hit the mark especially the jamon, octopus, and burrata cheese.
If you’re coming for Valentine’s day in Barcelona be sure to book in advance.
Price: €30.00 to €35.00.
This is one of Barcelona’s best restaurants and one I always recommend to readers. Its rustic and friendly atmosphere is quite the contrast to the detailed and modern Spanish fare found on the plate.
I really can’t stay away from the amazing paella but the crispy octopus with potato foam or ceviche with almond milk and watermelon also take the cake.
Looking to have a few drinks? The wine list and cocktails here are on par with some of the best bars in the city – try the blackberry mojito.
Type: contemporary Galician.
Price: €30.00 to €35.00.
If you’re looking for Barcelona’s best vegetarian food then go for this tasty, healthy, and sustainable restaurant that explodes with colours and an enthusiasm for the craft. Even staunch meat eaters will find their dish here.
They even have their own research and development team to keep on top of trends. Popular dishes include the “create your own salad” feature, artesanal pasta, and a stunning seitan burger.
Again, best to reserve in advance as this place is usually full.
Type: healthy + vegetarian.
Price: €30.00 to €35.00.
Area: Sarriá | Avinguda Tibidabo 1 | Reservations
If you’re looking to go all out and make this a Valentine’s Day to remember then here’s your chance.
ABaC and its head chef Jordi Cruz (of Masterchef Spain fame) was awarded their 3rd Michelin Star in 2017: one of the youngest ever to receive such an honour.
Expect a 20+ course meal that takes over 3 hours with a tour of the kitchen and the chance to see the chefs in action.
Type: European fusion gourmet.
Price: €150.00 for a multi-course tasting menu.
Sharpen Cupid’s Arrow in the Comments
As always I’m going to invite you to write me for any custom advice using the comment form below – whether you’re here for Valentines Day in Barcelona or any other type of visit I’m here with the info!
Also don’t be afraid to join the Valentine’s discussion in my new Facebook group called I’m Off to Barcelona – here you can ask any questions, air out grievances, chat with fellow travelers, and more – anything goes!
Best of luck 🙂