3 things to do on Valentine’s Day in Barcelona
Valentine’s Day isn’t typically celebrated in Spain, however if you’re coming to Barcelona on a romantic break and would like to treat your partner, then here are a few ideas to get you started:
RELAX IN A SPA
A typical but always successful suggestion for Valentine’s Day is a relaxing afternoon with your partner in a spa. In the heart of teh Born district you will find the Arab baths, Aire de Barcelona. They offer a variety of services however, you can enjoy free access to the hot, cold and warm baths, as well as aromatherapy and massages, in addition to a range of refreshments depending on the day. Finally, there is live music on Sundays at 8pm to accompany this relaxing experience. Discounts are available for special sessions and telephone bookings. Where: Paseo Picasso, 22. When: Open everyday from 10am although they operate in sessions.
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
You can enjoy an intimate balloon ride with your loved one thanks to the private flights on offer. Treat your partner to breathtaking views of Catalonia and the stunning landscapes of the Vallés Oriental just 30 minutes from Barcelona. Fly over the Montseny Natural Park region and get the opportunity to admire the Montserrat peaks, as well as the Mediterranean Sea and beautiful Barcelona itself. Alternatively, you can fly over the stunning Osona region and admire the majestic Pyrenees’ Monserrat and Montseny mountains from 3,000ft up,discover the Catalan town of Vic from the sky. A really romantic valentine adventure. Cava, a meal and a First Flight certificate, amongst other perks, are included in the price of your balloon ride. Where: Destinations vary. When: All year round. Flying hours in the morning. Duration of the activity: Half a day. Duration of the flight: Minimum 1 hour. Pick up available in Barcelona.
FABRA OBSERVATORY NIGHT-TIME TOUR
Observing the Barcelona night sky and admiring the stars with your loved one in the Fabra Observatory is our final suggestion. You will be able to enjoy a tour of the facilities, the art-nouveau room, the museum there and finally take a peak at the planets through the enormous telescope, dating back to 1903, located in the dome at the top. You will be able to see the closest planets and the star constellations.Where: Carretera de Vallvidrera, Cami de l´Observatori, Barcelona. When: Everyday from October to July.
Cava,the Spanish version of champagne, would definitely please your partner as it is made here in Catalonia and is renowned for its high quality. Alternatively, you can pass by any chocolateriaand purchase some handmade chocolates which are bound to be a winner.