While Spain is an easy choice to make as a honeymoon destination, choosing which city to go to can be harder than picking up the bride’s dress. And you can’t be blamed if you simply can’t make up your mind.
To help you out with that, I have shortened the list of romantic cities in the Spain to the very best four. So, let’s hope you can finally pick one by the end of the list.
Catalunya’s capital city is one the most famous romantic getaways in the world, not just Spain. The number of couples that pick Barcelona as their honeymoon destination keeps growing year after year. That is due in large part to its beautiful architecture, history, culture, and landscape. It is the ideal honeymoon destination for all couples.
For couples, the first on the list is probably visiting Park Guell. It is one Gaudi’s masterpieces recognized as a World Heritage Site. Tibidabo Hill is the highest point in Barcelona is another must see city as well as the Tibidabo Church that can be seen from anywhere in the city thanks to its lights.
For a lovely romantic stay, Barcelona has the world’s best hotels and resorts. Casa Camper Hotel is Barcelona’s offers the best romantic stay thanks to its location, interior design, and friendly staff. Other reputable hotels that are recommended are Colon Hotel and Duquesa de Barcelona.
Another honeymoon getaway destination is Andalucia’s Seville. It is a small town that has much more to offer than what you’d expect. The city is everything you have heard and read about Spain, all together in one. There’s flamingo, bullfights, churches, and everything in between.
You cannot come to Seville without visiting the second largest cathedral in the world. Another must see is the Alcazar Palace, which once was a fortress, a palace, and a city. Seville is also the home to the Flamenco Museum so make sure you make it to at least one show during your visit.
As we have established, Seville is one the best romantic destinations. So, the list of hotels to stay at is a long one. However, the best-recommended hotel for couples and honeymooners is Hotel Casa 1800. You can guess from its name that it specializes in antiquity and romance. It has 33 rooms, each its own interior design, giving its guests an authentic experience.
Located on the Northern coast of Spain, San Sabastian has everything you would want in a romantic destination and is a top destination in the world for foodies. Here you will find more Michelin stars per square meter than anywhere else in the world (apart from Kyoto). You will also find delicious regional food called pintxos, not to be confused with tapas. Do some research before you go to find the best pintxos in San Sebastian during your visit. The baked cheesecake is to die for and there are plenty of amazing tapas places throughout the town.
When you aren’t too busy eating, there are plenty of other things to do in San Sebastian. Ther are miles of beautiful beaches to fall in love with, beautiful buildings and fun shopping to enjoy.
There is nothing more romantic than a honeymoon on an island. Even more romantic is a honeymoon on a Spanish island, specifically Mallorca. It is both an escape from the loud city life and an excellent honeymoon destination for newly married couples. Mallorca manages to put a smile on every one of its visitors’ faces.
For the lovers of water activities, a beach day in Mallorca includes swimming, diving, water-skiing, and a lot more wet fun. There is also a possibility to watch dolphins early in the morning after enjoying a breathtaking sunrise. For the adventurous couples, a visit to the neighboring villages may turn out to be the best part of the trip. In fact, Mallorca has something for everyone.
The paradise for honeymooner has some of the world best romantic resorts and hotels. At the top of the list, there is Hotel Illa d’Or. It is a 4-star beachfront hotel that offers the best view from its rooms which are still rocking the classical designs. Other hotel recommendations are Boutique Hotel Can Cera and Gran Hotel Son Net.
This is probably where all the romance fantasies were first inspired. Toledo is a fairytale city, almost identical to the stories that have beautifully designed castles and old-school streets. There is no way you do not fall in love with this place. Everyone who’s ever been to Toledo can testify they LOVE it.
The UNESCO has declared the whole city a World Heritage Site. Therefore, the list of places to visit on your honeymoon in Toledo is very, very long. However, you can’t miss the most famous attraction of them all: Toledo Cathedral. Then, you can find exquisite cuisine in the many restaurants available everywhere. To end this short list, you have to view the city from the top of a hill. Simply put: there are no words to describe how beautiful the sight is. You can also see one of Spain’s castles, the Castle of San Servando.
Toledo knows that it is a top destination for couples, and its hotels clearly show that. Therefore, it is difficult to find the best hotel when they are all great. However, the most reviewed hotel in TripAdvisor for a romantic stay is Eurostar Palacio Buenavista. It earned its #1 romantic hotel in Toledo thanks to its perfect location, its warm and friendly staff, and their incredibly designed rooms. The top 2 and 3 romantic hotels are Parador del Toledo and Hotel Santa Isabel.
So there is my list! The best part is you dont have to choose just one. You can easily fit 3 or more cities in a 2 week trip or come back for a second trip anytime.
Contributed by Youness Bermime, a 22-years-old travel blogger. Get more information about Spain on his site, Ultimate Spain Travel Guide.