It's time to plan your honeymoon! After all that wedding craziness, you and your partner are 100% going to need a break. If you're looking for the perfect combination of adventure, relaxation and luxury, then this could be the spot for you! Check out our guide to honeymooning in beautiful Barcelona
Truthfully, it's difficult to imagine a time when you wouldn't want to visit Barcelona. However, if you are wanting to capture the best weather and avoid peak travel season, then aim for April to June and September to October. These times will give you beautifully warm days and cool evenings, and is the perfect time to experience the wonderful culture of Spain with a flurry of festivals taking place. You will also need to prepare yourself to change your body clock a little bit. Spanish culture includes afternoon naps, later dinners and relaxed days.
There is no shortage of amazing hotels and resorts throughout Barcelona. Whether you choose a seaside view or want to stay right in the heart of the city, you will be able to experience luxury and culture everywhere. Some of our favourite hotel picks include:
One of the most notable hotels in Barcelona, the W Hotel sits at the end of the Barceloneta pier. You and your partner will have the chance to view the most incredible sunset whilst gazing out over the Mediterranean Sea. This is one spot which is truly unforgettable!
Hidden away in the Gothic Quarter, this hotel follows three simple rules. Adults only, no pets and no photos. With a sultry aesthetic and plush decor, you and your partner will have the chance to escape the chaos of the Barcelona streets and enjoy some serenity together.
Located on Barcelona's busiest street, La Rambla, this classically styled hotel is surrounded by the fast paced culture of the city. Don't forget to visit the rooftop terrace to witness incredible 360 degree views of the city.
Barcelona is absolutely packed with wonderful architecture and must-see sights. We've put together a list of spots that you will not want to miss!
This is one that you simply have to cross off your bucket list. The famously unfinished cathedral features the most incredible architecture and a fascinating history. With construction beginning in 1882, this landmark is now listed as a World Heritage Sight. It is also one of the largest sights of Antoni Gaudí's architecture, whose work can be seen throughout the city.
Take this opportunity to soak up all of the magical culture you can. Housing the world's largest collection of Picasso's work, this permanent exhibition houses over 4000 pieces of his art. Dedicate a few hours to strolling around the museum and witnessing the incredible development of Picasso's earlier work.
How could you possibly visit Barcelona without enjoying the sun and sand at the breathtaking La Barceloneta beach. Allow yourself the best of both worlds with a chance to sit back and sun yourself or launch into some adventures with water sports and kite surfing.
With a cable car ascending up the mountain, you will be able to enjoy a captivating view overlooking the city. Venture through the castle on the peak of the mountain, enjoy the stunning views and finish the day with a mesmerising display at the magic fountain.
Now that you are setting off on your honeymoon, it's time to really treat yourself. The culinary experience that Barcelona has to offer is truly amazing, with a large range of flavours which will tickle your taste buds!
Spanish culture greatly encourages sharing food, and tapas is the perfect way to do so! Order a variety of dishes to share around the table and truly give yourself the chance for an all new culinary journey. Some must try dishes include:
- Patatas Bravas (Squares of white potato, fried and served with a spicy tomato sauce)
- Calamar a la Plancha y Esparragos (Grilled Calamari and Asparagus)
- La Bomba (Mashed Potato stuffed with ground pork and fried. Served with a spicy salsa or aioli)
- Pa amb tomaquet (Bread with tomato, olive oil, salt and garlic)
- Navalles (Razor clams with garlic, salt and olive oil)
- Croquettes (Fried breadcrumb roll filled often with jamón, cod or chicken)
This is one dish that you will find all throughout Barcelona. Most commonly combined with seafood, this Spanish rice is cooked in a large dish perfect for sharing. Fresh seafood such as mussels, prawns, clams and squid are most commonly used.
If you're looking for a dessert to share with your partner, then this is a must! Cream Catalina is the Spanish answer to Creme Brûlée and is flavoured with cinnamon and lemon. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, this is the one to try.
It's your honeymoon after all, so you need to ensure you add in some romance! Barcelona is filled with a range of romantic activities, from quite strolls to incredible views.
Parc de la Ciutadella
The famous Ciutadella park will allow you and your partner to enjoy some romantic time along in the great outdoors. Explore the gardens or rent a row boat and cruise around the lake.
Turo De La Rovira
This hill has an incredible view point which offers a 360 degree view of the city. The vantage point is so incredible that it was used as a strategic site during the Spanish Civil War. Here you can enjoy a romantic sunset overlooking the stunning city.
Skybar at the Grand Central Hotel
Wind down at the end of an adventurous day with a glass on Sangria and a stunning city view. With an infinity pool, delicious cocktails and fabulous menu, this is the perfect spot for a romantic evening.
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