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How to have a cheap romantic getaway in Barcelona

Written by Joe Thurston

So you and your loved one want to go away on a romantic weekend. Maybe you want to surprise your partner for their birthday, or on Valentine’s Day, or perhaps you just want a lovely weekend together. Whatever the reason, Barcelona is the perfect place to go for a romantic getaway.

Choose Your Accommodation

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Barcelona has some truly great hotels, but they can be quite expensive. Then, of course, there are cheap hostels, but no one wants to be in a dorm during their romantic weekend!

The best solution is to get a short term flat for the two of you. With ShBarcelona you can find a variety of reasonably priced apartments in perfect locations, spread all around the city. This way, you don’t have to go out for meals or spend more money in the hotel by having your meals there. You can go for one or two special dinners out, but the rest of the time you can simply cook at the apartment.

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Going out for a meal

The choice of where to have those special romantic meals in Barcelona can be hard, due to the number of excellent restaurants available in the city. However, one of the best things to do is to dine at the top of the mountains overlooking the city lights. It can be a truly beautiful and romantic experience. Most people will go up to Miramar, near Mirador del Poble Sec. Most restaurants there offer great views over the city, but they are a bit on the pricey side. Instead, take the 15-minute train to Peu de Funicular, and then the funicular itself up the mountain to Vallvidrera Superior. Not only is it a fun trip, but a return ticket is merely a couple of euros. Once you are there, choose from one of the cheap local restaurants that are overlooking the entire city. You can see all of Barcelona and even the Mediterranean sea from up there. It really is a stunning place for that special meal out.

Make the best of your time together

The beach is always a lovely place to spend a peaceful time connecting with your partner and it can be especially romantic at sunset.

If you want to get a bit naughtier, you can pay a visit to the Erotic Museum on Las Ramblas. This is a fun activity for you and your partner for as cheap as 5.44€ per person when booked in advance on the website.

If both of you would like to learn a couple of new moves or go deeper into your sensuality, you may want to take some classes at the Sex Academy.

Related article: Get a romantic massage for two

Outdoor Activities

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Barcelona is a city with a great weather, which makes it the perfect place to spend the day outdoors. If you want to spend a romantic day with your partner, why not go on a boat cruise? Another idea is to rent a tandem bike at one of the many local bike renting shops so that you can ride through the city together. One of the cheapest romantic activities you can do outdoors in Barcelona is to go for a nice picnic. There are a variety of places where you can set a towel or a blanket and share some great food with the one you love. Try Parc de la Ciutadella, if you want to stay close to the center, or the bunkers at Turó de la Rovira, if you would like to have a panoramic view over the city.

Looking for a place to stay during your visit to Barcelona? ShBarcelona offers a variety of apartments for short and long stays in the city.

About the author

Joe Thurston

Joe is a professional actor/writer from England who has made Barcelona his home.

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