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!
I always recommend getting your scooter with Via Vespa.
They offer a professional service, and help you with routes around the city. They even offer tours, GPS system.
14. Have a rest at the cleanest beach
Needing some time to recover from the tourist crowds?
Then head to Bogatell beach, where locals and expats hang around. It might have people, but not as many as Barceloneta, and the romantic ambiance won’t be broken each 2 seconds with “Mojito, cola, agua” vendors.
FYI: Please do not leave your belongings unattended, especially at the beach. There are many thieves looking for opportunities.
If you both want to go to the water, you can ask politely your neighbor to keep an eye on the things. You can return the favor to them the same way.
15. Order a coffee at Espai Joliu
Espai Joliu is a plant concept store and the most beautiful coffee shop in Barcelona. Here, we love to stop by every time. Check out their photos on Instagram.
It looks even better in real-life.
This is a beautiful coffee shop near the beach. It is recommended to come here for lunch and to have a coffee.