With a great blend of sun, sand and plenty of romantic spots, Barcelona has emerged as one of Europe’s must-see cities for honeymoon couples. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has put together a list of the top reasons to plan your honeymoon in Barcelona, with tips for an unforgettable getaway.
Passeig de Gracia –The strip between Gracia to Placa Catalyna is a shopper’s paradise and the avenue is also home to some of the city’s most stunning architecture. New Booking.com research reveals that 20% of travellers are enthused by local surroundings whilst on holiday so return home and undertake interior design work. As a city known for its art and design influences, it’s the perfect place to take some inspiration from the iconic scenery or better yet, source out some local design pieces to bring back home
Palau de la Musica Catalna - Built in the 20th century, the playfully Ornate Palau de la Musica Catalan theatre is the perfect spot to admire the cores of symphonies that have played there throughout history. The Palau also regularly hosts concerts from chamber music to jazz.
La Rambla - The atmosphere around La Rambla is one of a never-ending carnival. Pick up some roasted sunflower seeds from the street vendor, shop around Placa de Catalunya, or just soak up the uniquely Catalan flavour.
Magic Fountain of Montjuic - Join the masses every 15 minutes after dark to watch water shoot up to the sound of contemporary pop or ‘Barcelona’ from the 1992 Olympics. The colour, light and sound spectacle is sure to set sparks flying on your honeymoon.
Architecture & chic accommodation - As well as the colourful buildings that fill the Gothic Quarter and the ancient alleyways, hidden churches and secluded squares of La Rambla that make Barcelona well known for its beautiful architecture, the accommodation options for honeymooners are equally as beautiful. With 27% of global travellers voting ‘chic city style’ as one of the most appealing holiday-themed interior trends, Elegant Apartment Olle and Luxury Palacete are examples of city luxury at its finest.
Park Guel - If you fancy a dance with the surreal, journey into Gaudi’s imagination at Park Guel. This sprawling 17-hectare garden showcases fairy-tale cottages, mosaic dragons and intimate enclaves fill the park, providing glorious views over the city.
Sagrada Familia - Gothic Art-Nouveau influences collide in this spectacular monument, where hundreds of visitors travel to each day to explore its beautiful interior spaces.
Barceloneta Beach - Leave your inhibitions at home and enjoy laid back, lazy days sipping cocktails at the beachfront bars and soak up the sun. You’ll also find plenty of al fresco dining spots at the seafood restaurants along the pier.
Tibidabo - Get a little closer to the moon at the theme park atop of Tibidabo Mountain. Spend the afternoon in the clouds and for stargazing enthusiasts, don’t miss the Fabra Observatory - built in 1904, it’s one of the world’s oldest functioning observations.
Sitges - This pretty little known town is just down the coast from Barcelona. Take the 45-minute train from Passeig de Gracia or Estacio de Franca, which winds through the coastal cliffs, offering beautiful views out onto the coastal cliffs.