Some of these coffee shops are really romantic spots. And if you just need some relax time, check out the 12 best spas in Barcelona.
Barcelona is my birth place and I know the city inside out. I started this article initially with the idea to pull together 17 romantic things to do.
However, once Matthias and I sat down and started brainstorming, this list kept growing and growing.
Altogether I am sharing with you 54 romantic things to do in Barcelona.
My 54 romantic things to do in Barcelona
So, let’s get a bit romantic and start with one of my absolute highlights:
1. Aire Barcelona SPA (by night)
How about visiting a SPA at night?
And not just any. Aire Barcelona is an Arabic spa and it is pure luxury. I cannot state this enough. Besides the spa experience, you can book extra massages. There is a sauna, a salty pool, a hot tub, a cold one, free hot tea, and well, everything!
The first time we booked Aire Barcelona Spa back in 2014 and we come back whenever we can.
My recommendation for a romantic date: Go here at midnight! A Spa session lasts 1.5h and is limited to 20 people. This makes it super cozy, intimate, and, well, romantic!
Food, another way to get romantic, right? Italians know a thing or two here.
Cucine Mandarosso is my favorite Italian restaurant in Barcelona. It is sooooo delicious! It is usually busy. So, if you can, call them up first and make a reservation. They speak English, don’t worry:
About the interior: The place is quite small and antique.
It is packed with noodles (as decor) and more curious, patina-style Italian decor. Fun to look around.
Also, the dimmed light helps the cozy setting.
3. Have a drink at a roof top terrace
Hotel 1898 is located in a restored 19th-century building next to famous Las Ramblas, in the city center. Not only that the building is a historical heritage in the city, but it has also refurbished the interior.
It offers a spa service, restaurant and a swimming pool on the roof-top terrace.
Some would say: They offer a full romance package!
If you want to join more people, there is also many free walking tours. The guys from NEXT Barcelona Tours are pretty cool!
The tours are tip-based. You leave a tip at the end to the guide, most people give around 5 to 10€.
6. Cooking class for homemade Paella
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf
It is true! Barcelona is also a foodie paradise. Therefore, a cooking class is a good idea to join.
How about food?
Barcelona is a serious foodie-paradise, perfect for some cooking classes. No wonder we recommend joining an awesome cooking class! The best way to do it is joining a combo of visiting a market and cooking class. It is the best way to impress your friends at home with a delicious Paella or Tapas. There is a ton of cool paella cooking classes with Airbnb Experience.
Here is a handpicked recommendation. We enjoyed BCN Kitchen. Their courses are fun and well-made. It’s really worth it the money. You visit a local market and learn to cook Paella like a boss!
Whatever course you chose, I would recommend one with a local market tour and cooking!
Here’s what you’ll learn to cook:
Seafood Paella, the authentic taste of Spain (vegetarian options available!)
Crema Catalana (delicious desert)
Pá amb tomáquet (simple but delicious Catalan way of eating bread)
Prices start from 68€. We got a lovely 5% discount here as well!