20 Most Romantic Places in Spain for a Memorable Holiday

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, you won’t regret visiting Spain. The country has a variety of beautiful places that are made for romance – sand beaches, narrow streets, white towns, impressive architecture and big food culture. 

No matter what type of traveller you are, you’ll find plenty of activities to do by yourself or with your loved one. 

In this blog post, you’ll discover 20 unique and most romantic places in Spain – from charming small towns that give you privacy to active and vibrant cities. These cities are recommended by myself, a Spaniard and other travellers who love Spain!

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1. Alicante

A view of the port of alicante, spain.
By Aimee of Snap Happy Travel

Alicante is one of the most romantic cities in Spain. Although lesser-known than other large cities in the country, Alicante is so photogenic, and there are loads of romantic things to do and cute restaurants to enjoy with a loved one. 

One of the most romantic activities in Alicante is a sunset boat cruise from the harbour, and the harbour is also a great spot for a walk and some drinks in one of the bars facing the water.

Of course, no visit to Alicante is complete without a visit to the famed Castillo de Santa Barbara perched high above the city and boasting fantastic views! This is a great spot to go to take a couple of photos as well as learn about the history of the area.

One of Alicante’s hidden gems and definitely the prettiest part of the city is Barrio de Santa Cruz, a colourful and quirky neighbourhood beneath the Castillo. This area comes alive after dusk when the little tapas bars on the street fill up with local couples. Barrio de Santa Cruz is a top recommendation for couples visiting Alicante

As for romantic restaurants in Alicante, Restaurante Espacio Montoro in Avenida de Albufeira is a truly unique dining experience – one of your courses is centred around a treasure hunt. Another very popular restaurant in this city is Templo Restaurante, a steakhouse in Carrer Jerusalem. 

One of the best hotels in Alicante is Suites del Mar by Melia which is located next to the main beach and boasts spectacular views from every room. There’s even a rooftop pool!

2. Altea

A coastal and mountain view from one of the viewpoints in altea, spain.

Considered one of the prettiest towns in Spain, this lesser-known but incredible town is a great getaway for couples.

The town has two sides, the historic centre and the seafront. The historic centre is by far the most charming part of Altea. Its cobblestone streets, white buildings, historic church and numerous viewpoints overlooking the coast are a few reasons to choose this town near Alicante.

Altea is also a perfect place to start a road trip across Costa Blanca as it’s very close to other unique towns such as Villajoyosa and Calpe.

If you’re looking for accommodation in Altea, Hotel Ábaco is an excellent choice. This boutique hotel has beautifully decorated rooms and a fantastic rooftop terrace with amazing views of the town.

3. Barcelona

A close up photo of the beautiful Casa Batllo façade in Barcelona, Spain.

Not only is Barcelona one of the most visited cities in Spain, but one of the best honeymoon destinations in Europeits beautiful and detailed architecture found in buildings across the city will make you fall in love.

It’s the perfect destination for a romantic city break because there are plenty of unique things to do, and it’s a very picturesque city.

A must-see attraction in Barcelona is Sagrada Familia, the most beautiful and emblematic building. Go inside Sagrada Familia to contemplate the outstanding architecture by Gaudí.

If you love Gaudí’s work, other places you want to add to your list are Casa Vicens Gaudí, Casa Batlló and Palau Güell. They won’t disappoint you!

Then head to the Gothic Quarter to discover one of the city’s most romantic areas, where you’ll find Barcelona’s Cathedral, the popular Pont del Bisbe (Bishop’s Bridge), and the Kiss wall.

Every foodie must visit Boqueria Market. Indulge yourself in eating some traditional tapas and explore one of the most impressive markets in Spain. You can also book a tour to learn more about the market and Catalonia’s food.

Something that you’ll love about Barcelona is the number of places you can get an incredible view of the city, and there’s nothing more romantic than watching the sunset with your loved one. Go to Park Güell or The Bunkers to have the best panoramic views of the city.

While visiting Barcelona, you can also explore other beautiful cities across Catalonia, such as Sitges, Girona and Cadaqués.

If you’re looking for accommodation in Barcelona, stay at W Barcelona for a luxurious stay with beautiful sea views.

4. Bilbao

Nestled in the Basque Country in Northern Spain, surrounded by mountains lies the city of Bilbao. Once an ugly industrial city, Bilbao has blossomed into a beautiful romantic getaway. 

Since the construction of the Guggenheim, Bilbao has come alive with other architectural delights ensuring any walk through the city’s streets will bring wonder and awe.

However, what makes this city stand out is its vibrant culture and mouth-watering cuisine. No trip to the Basque Country is complete without a food tour. Instead of the tapas that Spain is famous for, in Bilbao, you will enjoy pintxos.

Whereas tapas are small plates of deliciousness, pintxos are heaven on bread. What this could be will vary from jamón to tuna to some of the most insane concoctions you will ever see. I would highly recommend a visit to Sorginzulo in Plaza Nueva. They boast about having the best calamari in Bilbao, and they do not lie!

Small enough to walk everywhere, Bilbao is the perfect getaway to simply wander and get lost. A romantic stroll along the riverfront will lead you from Frank Gehry’s titanium-covered Guggenheim museum all the way to the famous Erribiera Merkatua, once upon a time the largest covered market in Europe. 

Along the way, you will pass Louise Bourgeoise’s spider, the beautiful Zubizuri bridge and a myriad of other delights. If in Bilbao with fine weather, do catch the funicular up to Artxanda from where you can enjoy some panoramic views over the city.

However, the main beauty of Bilbao is the accessibility of the surrounding countryside. Within easy reach by metro, you will find the beautiful beaches of Sopelana, famous for its surf and bright red sunsets.

A little further on the train line comes to a stop in Plentzia, another seaside town. If you are lucky enough to be there during a match of pelota mano, a traditional Basque game similar to squash but using their hands instead of rackets, make sure to join, it is always a fun affair.

Be prepared to fall in love with the cuisine, hospitality and laid-back nature of Bilbao and its surroundings.

5. Cabo de Gata

sirenas cala in almeria

Cabo de Gata is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a less busy destination to visit in the summer months with a loved one. This natural park is unique in many waysfrom its cliff formations and turquoise and crystal-clear waters to its fauna and flora.

Cabo de Gata is the perfect place to enjoy a beach holiday, but it’s also a good option for any nature lovers. There are plenty of hiking trails to explore in the area.

This part of Almeria is less developed, which is amazing to connect with nature, but you’ll still find 4 and 5-star hotels, although independent boutique hotels and holiday homes are more popular here.

Barceló Cabo de Gata is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Cabo de Gata, but if you prefer to stay at a boutique hotel, then check out MC San José.

6. Cómpeta

Competa white town in southern spain
By Victoria of Guide Your Travel

Cómpeta is a tiny town in the mountains of Southern Spain. Located close to the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park in Andalusia is a quiet vacation town that has been spared from the tourist crowds.

The area is known for its famous pueblos blancos, the white villages that are perfect for a romantic getaway. Cómpeta is not as touristy as the nearby Frigiliana and feels a lot quieter and more secluded.

Come to Cómpeta for the ultimate romantic holiday in Spain and stay in one of the many mountain villas. These are affordable, and there is an excellent selection for all budgets. Many have a pool and a cosy fireplace, and they are great for couples.

Cómpeta itself is not very large but has a lot of small restaurants and bars. You could eat at a different place every single night and still won’t be bored.

While you won’t find much nightlife in Cómpeta, it’s the perfect place for a nice dinner with a view or a few cocktails with live music. Salsa dancing is a popular activity for couples who can take part in lessons and dance nights in some of the local bars.

If lounging by the pool all day is too boring, you should go on a hiking trip to the nearby national park. There are usually not too many other people around, and the scenery is absolutely stunning. Cómpeta is the perfect little town to explore the mountains and have a romantic picnic along the way.

Come to Cómpeta to explore little local art galleries and admire the work of the town’s artist population. Everything seems to move a little slower here, and life is very laid back and relaxed.

Once you’ve had enough of small-town life in the mountains, you should take a day trip to the ocean. You can actually be at the beach in less than 30 minutes from Cómpeta.

While visiting Malaga should definitely be on your list, the smaller villages along the coast are definitely worth a visit for a quieter experience.

Take a walk along the beach promenade and try some of the local seafood specialities. Cómpeta and its surrounding area have something for everyone.

7. Córdoba

A view to cordoba castle
By Isabelle of Issy’s Escapades

Cordoba is an extremely romantic city located in the Andalusia region in the South of Spain. An exceptionally unique destination, Cordoba is a melting pot of Roman, Moorish, Jewish and Spanish influences. 

Having first risen to prominence during Roman times, the city became prosperous as an outpost for Roman soldiers.

The two main remaining artefacts of this time are the ten Roman columns from its largest temple and the magnificent Roman Bridge of Cordoba that crosses the Guadalquivir River.

An incredibly romantic activity is to take in the bridge at sunset, as the brickwork of the bridge turns golden in the fading light. 

In the 8th century AD, the city of Cordoba fell to Islamic invaders, and the city found itself thrust into the spotlight as the Islamic capital on the Iberian peninsula.

From here, the Moors prospered for many centuries, establishing the famous Mezquita de Cordoba and leaving an impact on the town that is still evident to this day. During this time, a Jewish community also prospered, with Jews and Moors living harmoniously side by side. 

The city fell after a lengthy siege to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1236. They consecrated and added to the Mezquita and led the Spanish Inquisition from the city of Cordoba. 

In the 1300s the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos was built upon the old Moorish fortress. Sadly, the city’s influence and size diminished from this point on, growing again only in the late 19th century. 

Against the backdrop of this fascinating history, Cordoba is a wonderful place to stroll around and is the perfect destination for a couple who loves history.

The star of the show is the Mezquita or Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. Exceptionally unique, the structure houses both an Islamic mosque full of red and white striped columns and pillars and a classical, Catholic church.

Another beautiful location in Cordoba is the Alcázar. Full of orange trees, fountains and gorgeous patios and terraces, its walls have the perfect spot from which to gaze over the rooftops and river of Cordoba.

When you are finished, walk hand in hand through the streets of the old Jewish neighbourhood of Cordoba, a maze of white-washed streets that are full of patios bursting with colourful flower boxes.

8. Girona

Girona canal view.
By Alice of Adventures of Alice

Girona is a beautiful city in Catalonia, which sits between Barcelona and Costa Brava. It’s mostly known for its many museums and Gothic churches, medieval architecture, and beautiful cobbled streets.

If you are planning a romantic weekend for that special someone, Girona is definitely a place that screams love and romance

The cobbled streets add so much to the experience, and one of the most beautiful places you can take your loved one is the stairs to Sant Domènec.

This place isn’t just fancy stairs. It also features the Arch of Agullana Palace. Together, the stairs and the Arch are absolutely stunning and make a wonderful place to sit down and have a bite to eat or a few drinks with your partner.

During the evening, the street lights come on and light up the area. To make it an even more fairy-tale-like experience, add a few candles and roses. You’ll have the most romantic night of your life. Although candles/roses are definitely not a requirement, the place is romantic enough as it is.

Another gorgeous place for romance is Hotels Ultonia Girona rooftops. Here, on the fifth floor (exclusively for hotel guests), you’ll find a little place called “El Secret” – a rooftop bar where you can relax and enjoy a few drinks with a gorgeous view of the city.

El Secret is the only terrace in the city where you can view the Girona Skyline. So, it’s the perfect place to spend some quality time with your partner.

9. Granada

inside the alhambra in granada

This city, located in the region of Andalusia, Southern Spain, is full of charm. It’s the perfect romantic getaway for history, food and adventure lovers.

One of the must-see places in Granada is the Alhambra Palace. A UNESCO world heritage site that will steal your heart.

The palace is located at the top of the city, where you can enjoy wandering around the fortresses and gardens and contemplating the detailed Moorish-style buildings with your loved one. For a special romantic experience, visit the Alhambra at night. 

Another romantic spot is Mirador de San Nicolás, where you can get breathtaking panoramic views of Alhambra and the city. This place is even more romantic before sunset.

However, there’s more than beautiful architecture and history; it’s the best city to indulge in delicious tapas in traditional Spanish bars. Tapas options are endless, and you get a tapa for “free” for each drink you have.

Some of the dishes you must try are remojón granaíno, plato alpujarreño and habas con jamón. But if you’re after something sweet, piononos is your best option, a mouthwatering small pastry that consists of a cylinder-shaped roll of pastry with syrup topped off with cream. My favourite place to get piononos is Casa Ysla bakery.

Last but not least, Sierra Nevada, 31 km from Granada, is Spain’s largest Natural Park that you can visit all year round – depending on the time of the year, you can trek or ski.

Sierra Nevada is very popular for luxury hotels and spas that attract couples. El Lodge, Ski & Spa is the best match for couples as the hotel includes an outdoor sauna, beautiful Finnish baths and heated swimming pools, views of the mountains and personalized service.

10. Logroño 

A street in the centre of Logrono
By Tina of The Tina Lifestyle

Logroño is also an excellent place for a romantic getaway due to its location.

Located in La Rioja in Spain’s northern part, Logroño is surrounded by beautiful scenery and winding vineyards. The very grapes used to make Rioja wine are grown. Besides, what’s more romantic than spending an entire vacation basking in the warm weather and sipping wine?

In between enjoying the old architecture and the surrounding nature, residents find themselves relaxing in restaurants or enjoying one of the many events the city hosts.

Couples travelling to Logroño can spend days roaming from vineyard to vineyard, as many offer special guided tours and wine tastings. The city is also known for its excellent tapas, with a four-block area known as Calle Laurel, offering over 50 tapas restaurants.

Along with eating and drinking, couples can stroll through the picturesque buildings of Logroño to visit 18th-century churches and a park complete with a luscious garden. 

With countless lodging options, from centuries-old buildings to rentals complete with private terraces, you’re sure to find the perfect spots for your vacation.

You can expect lodging to be much more affordable than in the bigger Spanish cities like Barcelona and Madrid, making it much easier to find a great hotel or Airbnb for a great price. 

Logroño offers the perfect weather. During the summer months, the temperature averages a high of 85 degrees, making it the best time to visit this destination. The winter months’ temperatures average a high of 50 degrees. 

From massive ancient cathedrals to streets packed with bars and tapas restaurants, Logroño is the ideal Spanish destination for those who are less interested in a fast-paced life and more interested in leisure.

Logroño is definitely one of the most romantic holidays in Spain!

11. Marbella

white buildings in the old town of marbella

Located in Costa del Sol, Marbella is a beautiful romantic destination to visit all year round. Its sunny and warm weather, even in the winter months, picturesque old town, sandy beaches and surroundings will make you fall in love with this coastal town.

There are plenty of things to do in Marbella for couples, and no matter if you want a relaxing holiday or to be out and about, there’s something for you.

Wandering Marbella Old Town is a must. Its old town is home to beautiful whitewashed streets, monuments, boutique shops, and fantastic restaurants, including Michelin-starred restaurants, where you can enjoy a meal with a loved one.

Other romantic activities include going on a catamaran cruise at sunset, spending the day at one of the many great spas and visiting tranquil beaches like Cabopino.

In addition to this, Marbella has numerous luxurious and adults-only hotels with all the facilities you need and more, and private villas, which offer a more intimate experience.

Some of the best hotels for couples in Marbella are Nobu Hotel Marbella and Amare Beach Hotel Marbella.

12. Ojén

Ojen white town in southern spain
By Maartje and Sebastiaan of The Orange Backpack

Charming Ojén in southern Spain is one of the most romantic towns in the country. Its white-washed houses and mountain location make it the perfect destination for a romantic couple’s retreat.

Ojén is a small village in Andalusia in southern Spain. It’s only a 15-minute drive from beach town Marbella, but it’s tucked away though in the Sierra de las Nieves mountains.

The town has charming streets, a small local market and church and authentic local village life. As one of Spain’s pueblos blancos, it has those picturesque white-washed streets Andalusia is famous for.

Add that up to its stunning mountain location, and you’ll understand why you’ll love this destination for a romantic getaway.

Ojén has only about 3,000 inhabitants, though it has two museums to draw in visitors: the Mill Museum (Museo El Molino) and the Wine Museum (Museo del Vino). You might want to pay a visit, but the best way to enjoy Ojén is simply by walking around and enjoying the picturesque village life.

The best viewpoint of Ojén is outside the city, though. It’s just south of the town, marked on most online maps as Mirador de Ojén.

If you’re looking for things to do outside Ojén, you could either explore the Andalusia attractions or go hiking in the nearby Refugio de Juanar nature reserve. There are many trails in the park, both small 1.5-hour ones and full-day hikes.

If you decide to hike the Cruz de Juanar trail, you’ll be treated to the best views of the mountains, beaches and Marbella.

The hike is not long – about 1,5 hours up –but as you’ll mostly climb up a mountain, the walk can be challenging. Choose the 3-hour Pozuela trail instead if you’re looking for a more moderate hike.

13. Palma de Mallorca

palma de mallorca cathedral

Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the island, is one of the most romantic places in Spain. Whether you’re looking for a weekend city break or a road trip with your partner, Mallorca is perfect for you.

It has a bit of everything – from beautiful historic buildings and delicious food to golden sand beaches and fantastic day trips to picturesque towns.

One of the unmissable things to do in Palma de Mallorca is to visit La Seu Cathedral, an impressive 14th-century cathedral with a mixture of architectural styles, including ones from the famous Antoni Gaudi. Apart from exploring the different parts of the building, you can also visit its rooftop.

Other great things for couples to do are wander the enchanting old town with pretty cobblestone streets, enjoy a fine dining experience at Marc Fosh Restaurant, and go on a day trip to the idyllic village of Deià.

14. Ronda

A view of the main bridge in ronda spain

Ronda is one of the most romantic places to visit in the province of Malaga. It’s well-known for its impressive bridge, being the birthplace of bullfighting, and its food and wine culture.

There are plenty of things to do in Ronda in a day or two. The most charming part of this town is its historic centre, home to whitewashed buildings, historic buildings and museums and beautiful views of the countryside.

When exploring the historic town of Ronda, you must visit Palacio de Mondragón, a 14th-century museum which was a former royalty residence during the Muslim period in Ronda. Inside this palace, you will encounter not only beautiful Moorish architecture but also the Archaeological Museum of Ronda.

Wine lovers can also taste some of the finest wines in the area by going on a wine-tasting tour. Ronda is surrounded by very good wineries. However, if you don’t fancy going on a tour, an alternative is to enjoy a meal with a good glass of wine at the Don Miguel Hotel restaurant, which offers breathtaking views of Puente Nuevo.

Last but not least, there’s no better place to watch the sunset than at the viewpoint of Tajo de Ronda.

If you’re looking for accommodation, Catalonia Ronda is one of the best hotels for couples. It’s in the heart of the town and has beautifully decorated rooms and a fantastic rooftop terrace with a swimming pool.

15. Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de compostela
By Roxanne of Far Away Worlds

Santiago de Compostela is the capital city of the enchanting Galicia region in Northern Spain, and its impressive cathedral marks the end of the Camino de Santiago, Spain’s famous pilgrimage.

It’s a student city and, combined with the pilgrims arriving, gives Santiago de Compostela a lively, fun atmosphere. Saying that it’s also a wonderful city to visit as a couple, with beautiful buildings, pretty cobbled streets and excellent food.

You can easily spend an evening sampling pinchos (tapas served on a toothpick, often with bread) and wine at the local rúas, sitting outside in the warm air as night slowly descends on the city.

During the day, visit one (or more) of the parks just outside the main tourist area. You’ll find lovely gardens, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Parque de la Alameda is an especially good choice for a romantic sunset picnic, offering lovely views over the city.

Galicia is also a perfect region in Spain to enjoy summer. If you have the time, spend a day or two out of the city, exploring some of the beautiful beaches and villages just an hour’s drive from the city.

For a truly romantic experience, visit the Cíes Islands, off the Galician coast. Known as “the islands of the gods”, these islands are incredibly beautiful.

They can be reached by boat from Galicia. However, you will need to apply online for a permit to visit these islands in advance, as visitor numbers are limited. 

16. San Sebastian

san sebastian
By Victoria of Guide Your Travel

San Sebastian is a beautiful little city located in the north of Spain that is often overlooked by travellers who tend to prefer the much larger Barcelona or Malaga, but it’s one of the best places to go in Spain for couples.

San Sebastian is a very romantic place with its little alleyways and stunning beaches. Definitely try the famous Pintxos, which are tapas from northern Spain. There are plenty of little bodegas and restaurants in San Sebastian where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine with your partner as you watch life on the streets of San Sebastian. 

The city is known as a culinary hot spot with many upscale luxury restaurants. This is the city for you if you’re after a romantic dinner. Head to Arzak, one of the most renowned restaurants in the city. 

If romantic dinners are not exciting enough for you, why not try a boat ride instead? Take a local boat to Santa Clara Island, located in the bay of San Sebastian.

The island is tiny, with a small beach and lots of cute picnic spots. Pack a snack and maybe even a bottle of wine, and enjoy the beautiful views of the city and the surrounding hills. It’s absolutely beautiful. 

Once you’ve had enough of the island, head back to the mainland and go for a romantic walk around the hills you just admired. There are historic forts and ruins to explore, with lots of quiet little corners and hidden spots where you can take a breath and enjoy time away from the busy city. 

17. Sevilla

Old tower in seville riverside

Magical Seville is located in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Situated on the banks of the river Guadalquivir, Seville has been a bustling port city for centuries since Roman times.

Today, Spain’s fourth-largest city is famous for its rich cultural heritage and Moorish legacy, which you can still recognise in the delicious local cuisine and striking architecture.

Besides hundreds of fantastic places to eat, Seville is home to numerous beautiful spots and idyllic cobblestone alleys, making it a top destination for your romantic getaway in Spain. 

Since Seville is considered the birthplace of flamenco, love and passion are truly ingrained in the city’s DNA. And let’s not forget the glorious weather!

Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, Seville is a great all-year-round city break destination. However, unless you thrive in temperatures of 40+ degrees Celsius, it’s best to avoid visiting between June and September.

Start your explorations of Seville with a stroll through its main shopping streets, Calle Sierpes and Calle Cuna, and its many side streets. Even if you’re not planning on doing any shopping, it’s an absolute joy wandering through these quaint lanes, which are so different from your typical high street. 

You never quite know what you’ll find hidden around the corner, may it be one of the many gorgeous churches or a lively square lined with dozens of tapas bars.

The top must-visit attraction in Seville is the royal palace, Real Alcázar. Originally built as a Moorish palace, it features the Mudéjar style, a perfect blend of Islamic and Christian elements characteristic of Andalusia.

The highlights of this brilliantly kept palace include the delicately carved Islamic patterns, dazzling mosaics and amazing courtyards, which you might recognise as the Water Gardens of Dorne in Game of Thrones.

Right next to the palace, you’ll find Seville Cathedral, another significant landmark. Being the world’s largest Gothic church, it’s definitely worth a visit. Here you’ll find the final resting place of the world-famous explorer Christopher Columbus, and from the Giralda Tower, you’ll get to enjoy a great bird’s-eye view of the city.

Saving the most romantic spot in Seville for last, make sure to visit Plaza de España! This stunning crescent-shaped plaza was specially built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition. A spectacular water fountain sits in its heart, while the bridges over the moat are beautifully decorated in bright mosaics.

Also, the main building, which resembles a royal palace, boasts a great collection of iconic mosaics. To make your visit even more special, go on a boat ride and explore the palace by water. Things can’t get any more romantic than snuggling up in a cosy boat in such magical surroundings!

18. Toledo

Toledo monastery
By Linn Haglund of Brainy Backers

The medieval centre of Toledo is without a doubt one of the most romantic places to travel to in Spain. Every corner you turn surprises you with an impressive historical building, and the photo opportunities are endless!

Your Toledo itinerary will be jam-packed, so try to spend at least 2-3 days there. Walk hand in hand along the river and cross the historical bridges. The Azarquiel Bridge and the Puente de San Martin are worth mentioning, where you can even zipline across the river!

Among the highlights in Toledo, you should not miss out on Monasterio de San Juan de Los Reyes and Toledo’s impressive Gothic cathedral, Catedral Primada.

Just a short walk through the narrow, cobblestoned streets, you find a vegetarian restaurant, Restaurante Madre Tierra, with vegan options where you can have a romantic lunch to charge up for more walking.

And talking about walking, you will need good, comfortable shoes to walk the cobbled streets for days to end. There are also free walking tours at Plaza Zocodover, where you can give a well-deserved tip to a knowledgeable local guide.

For a romantic sunset, head to the gardens of the Alcazar with river views. There are benches where you can cuddle up and watch the colour spectacle created by mother nature. And maybe bring a bottle of wine and some snacks for the show? Just make sure you do not leave anything behind and use the rubbish bins provided when you finish up.

A romantic place to stay is the Sercotel Pintor El Greco, right next to the El Greco Museum in the Jewish Quarter.

19. Valencia

Valencia city of arts and science
By Martina & Jürgen of PlacesofJuma

One of the most romantic cities in Spain is undoubtedly Valencia.

As the third-largest city in the country, numerous tourists from all over the world come here every year to spend their vacations. Especially couples love the romantic flair of the old town and the amazing beaches in Valencia, which makes this place a real insider tip!

Whether summer or winter, life in this city takes place outdoors, giving Valencia an extraordinarily charming ambience. There are numerous cafes and wonderful restaurants that are perfect for romantic hours for two.

But the long sandy beaches are also great, inviting you to spend relaxing hours by the sea after a day of sightseeing. On top of that, couples can enjoy a picturesque atmosphere during a walk along the waterfront promenade.

During a stroll through Valencia, many beautiful attractions await you in the old town. On a trip to Valencia, you should definitely put the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, also called Ciutat de les Arts I les Ciències, on your bucket list.

Here visitors can not only enjoy interesting museums, but they can even take a romantic ride on a paddleboat in the huge complex.

Other highlights of Valencia worth seeing are the Plaza de la Virgen and the cathedral, which should not be missed. Really pretty, and a real insider tip is the tiny cat house hiding in the alleys of the old town.

The fantastic offer on hotels and accommodations make a romantic vacation in Valencia an unforgettable experience. From fine boutique hotels to budget hostels, there’s something for every budget!

20. Villajoyosa 

Villajoyosa town in Spain
By Martina & Jürgen of PlacesofJuma

A travel highlight and also a real insider tip for exploring one of the most romantic towns in Spain is, for sure, the beautiful coastal town of Villajoyosa.

This colourful place is located in the middle of Costa Blanca, on the so-called White Coast of Spain, and therefore not far from the main tourist hot spots Benidorm, Alicante and Calpe.

Especially the colourful townhouses, the lovely old town, but also the many beaches around make this place so unique along the Spanish coast.

Villajoyosa is located directly on the turquoise blue sea, giving this town an extra charm. Directly in front of the old town is the main beach, Playa la Villajoyosa, a beautiful sandy beach that is just perfect for swimming and relaxing.

If you want to have a swim, then this is the best spot for you! Just behind, there is the picturesque seafront promenade, with its many colourful little houses, where you can find countless cosy restaurants and cafes.

During a stroll through the alleyways, you will also pass some chocolate stores. That’s not a surprise because the delicious chocolate of Villajoyosa is world-famous and another attraction that shouldn’t be missed on any trip!

 The best places for a tasting, which can actually be quite romantic, are the Valor Chocolate Museum and the Chocolates Clavileño.

Getting to Villajoyosa is easy to organize! By plane to the nearest international airport, 50 km away in Alicante. After that, you can easily take the public bus, the train or the cab to get there.

Frequently asked questions about romantic destinations in Spain

Where do couples go on holiday in Spain?

Apart from the destinations mentioned in this blog, other couples’ holiday destinations in Spain are:
Costa del Sol

Is Spain good for a honeymoon?

Spain is a great country to visit during your honeymoon. There are endless things to do for couples – from relaxing in small deserted coves and tasting regional wines and food to scuba diving for the most adventurous.

What are Spain’s best honeymoon resorts and hotels?

If you’re looking for the best honeymoon in Spain, check out the following resorts and hotels:
Hotel Fuerte Marbella in Costa del Sol
The Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Tenerife
Palladium Hotel Cala Llonga in Ibiza
Hotel Nixe Palace in Mallorca
Hotel Palacio de Villapanes in Seville

Conclusion on the most romantic places in Spain

Spain has beautiful places that you’ll fall in love with and that you’ll keep visiting again and again. 

Marbella, Sevilla and Palma de Mallorca are my favourite destinations for a romantic getaway, but the options are endless.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below! I’m always happy to help.

Safe adventures!

Cristina xx

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Things to do before your romantic vacation in Spain

  • Check out cheap flights to Spain here.
  • Book the best accommodation for you with Booking.com.
  • Rent a car to travel with ease around Spain if you’re making a road trip or visiting more remote towns and villages.
  • Book travel insurance; this is a must for any trip!

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  1. I can never get enough of Spain! I can’t wait til we can go again. Saving these great suggestions for that time.

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      I’m glad you love these suggestions, and I hope you can visit Spain soon 🙂

  2. What a lovely round-up! Having written about Seville in this article, this city of course remains my favourite 😉 But I hadn’t heard of lots of the other places so have some fantastic new dream destinations in Spain to visit once it’s possible again!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      Thank you for contributing to my blog again. It was great to hear more about the beautiful Sevilla 🙂 Also, I hope you visit the other destinations one day too!

  3. Denise Macuk says:

    Spain is where I got engaged–definitely a romantic country!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      That’s great to hear 🙂

  4. Oh wow all of these towns are giving me such wanderlust. I really want to go to Granada and Cordoba. Hopefully someday soon!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      Granada and Cordoba are very pretty! I love both cities, and I can’t wait to go back to them soon.

  5. Thanks for listing all these places ive not heard of! I love Spain as a country but its good to have new places to go explore 🙂

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      I’m happy to hear you’ve discovered some new places by reading the blog 🙂 I hope you visit them soon.

  6. Your post has made me realize that Spain has so many romantic locations! I´ve never been to Cómpeta though, thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      I’m happy to know that this blog has inspired you! 🙂

  7. Spain is one of my absolute favorite countries! I’ve been there three times, however, to none of the places mentioned here. I’m hoping to see Granada and Sevilla soon tho 🙂

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      I’m so happy to hear my home country is one of your favourite countries 🙂 I hope you get to visit them soon. I’m sure you’ll love them.

  8. I am dying to make my way to Granada and to visit the Alhambra. Bookmarking this article for the future 😉

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      I hope you go to Granada soon 🙂 It’s one of my favourite Southern Spain cities.

  9. This is a wonderful guide Cristina! There really are so many romantic spots in Spain. When I did the Camino de Santiago in 2019, I walked through so many small romantic villages in the Galicia region. I also find Segovia, Salamanca and Toledo to be very romantic. 🙂

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      Thank you so much, Taylor 🙂 I need to visit Salamanca and Toledo. I’ve always heard good things about these two places.

  10. Taryn Shorr says:

    Just the IDEA of Spain is romantic! It’s very high on my travel bucket list!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      I hope you visit Spain soon!

  11. I’ve been to Granada, Seville, and Cordoba and agree that they are all beautiful locations in southern Spain to visit! I’ll have to add the rest to my list!

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      I’m glad you agree 🙂 I also need to explore more cities in the North of Spain.

  12. Great round up of locations in Spain. Bilbao is definitely a great place to wander around.

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      Thanks, Cosette 🙂

  13. I live in Italy and Spain has never been super high on my bucket list but after reading this list…I can’t wait for this pandemic to be over so I can travel again.

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      I’m happy to hear you’ve changed your mind about Spain after reading this post 🙂

  14. Great suggestions and stunning photos! I hadn’t heard of all these places so they’ve been added to my list.

    1. Cristina Reina says:

      Thank you, Char! 🙂 They are definitely worth visiting, so I am happy you’ve added them to your list.

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