Spain is a country famous for its heat in more ways than one, and Barcelona is no exception. Its reputation for romance and passion makes a plan to propose in Barcelona an excellent one! Whether you’ve visited the city already or your Barcelona proposal will mark the first time you’ve experienced its charm, we’ve got some perfect proposal ideas that would sweep anyone off their feet.
Of course, a city full of world-renowned architecture is also going to look incredible from above – so why not plan your Barcelona proposal from Bunkers del Carmel, a stunning viewpoint some 260m above street level? It’s a total hidden gem, and provides breath-taking views across the city. After a half hour walk uphill, you’ll want to stop for a breather, and take it all in – at which point you can get down on one knee…
If you’re up for a bit more climbing, then Mount Tibidabo is a perfect place to propose in Barcelona. It’s a hill overlooking the city, and though it houses an amusement park, a telecommunications tower and a Catholic church, the biggest draw is the panoramic views you get across Barcelona and beyond. You can hike through the lush forest to get to the summit – the perfect adventure with which to embark upon the next step in your adventure as a couple!
Perhaps you prefer your views without a hike to get to them – in which case, there are loads of rooftop bars, terraces and restaurants where you can propose in Barcelona. There’s so many to choose from, but our favourites are Eclipse, at the W Hotel on Barceloneta Beach, with incredible floor-to-ceiling windows affording you unparalleled views of the Balearic sea; The Sky Bar, at Grand Hotel Central, featuring an infinity pool; and La Isabela, the roof terrace of Hotel 1898, situated in the iconic La Rambla.
But what about looking up? The Observatori Fabra gives you the opportunity to do just that. We especially recommend booking in for Sopar Amb les Estrellas– Dinner With The Stars – a magical evening where you’ll enjoy sumptuous food followed by an exclusive view of the night sky from the historic observatory. You’ll be able to spot stars, constellations, and much of the solar system through one of Europe’s oldest telescopes. What could be a more romantic setting than this for a Barcelona proposal?
Yep, more climbing – but it’s so worth it, we promise! Not only is Montserrat another stunning mountain with incredible panoramic views, but there’s also a breath-taking Benedectine monastery there too. You’ll both be awe-inspired by the incredible location and architecture – and your partner will be doubly shocked at the proposal in one of the most beautiful places in the city!
A lot of Barcelona’s top sights are thanks to one man, Antoni Gaudí – and Park Güell is one of the best. Featuring colourful tiling, fascinating buildings and incredible curved stone structures, pretty much every corner makes an ideal Barcelona proposal spot.
Parc de la Ciutadella is a lush green oasis in the middle of the vibrant city, the perfect spot to meander, relax, and unwind. There are several buildings in the Park – the Zoo, the Catalan government building, Castell dels Tres Dragons (Castle of Three Dragons), and the Hivernacle, to name a few – but the park itself also has some beautiful outdoor features, such as a stunning fountain and a lake. If you want to propose in Barcelona surrounded by the beauty of nature, then this is the spot.
If you’re visiting Barcelona between spring and autumn, then this is the perfect place to propose. Roses are the ultimate symbol of everlasting love, and the Parc de Cervantes has over 10,000 of them! These rose bushes, featuring over 245 different types of rose, create a sea of colourful, fragrant blooms.
In some cities, come sundown, things quieten down: not here. If you’re looking to propose in Barcelona in the nighttime, then we recommend doing so at The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. It’s a spectacular water acrobatics display, combining light, colour, movement, and music to create a jaw-dropping show. It’s a totally unique experience and one not to be missed – much like an extravagant proposal…
As the Magic Nights are held on Casa Batlló’s rooftop, we could have included this in the first section; but it’s so special we thought it just had to go here. So, what are the Magic Nights? They’re a specially curated lineup of live music performances, delivered on the roof terrace of Antoni Gaudí’s iconic Casa Batlló. Casa Batlló is an iconic tourist spot during the day, but you’ll be only a handful of people to ever experience it like this. Is a once-in-a-lifetime experience fitting for a once-in-a-lifetime question? We think so!
This proposal spot is ideal for fans of urban art, and those looking for somewhere to propose in Barcelona that’s cool and modern. This photomosaic in Plaza de Isidre Nonel depicts a kiss – the name translates to ‘The world is born in every kiss’ – making it the perfect backdrop for your plans.
And of course – we couldn’t list the best places to propose in Barcelona without including food and drink, could we? Barcelona is a gastronomic and oenophilic paradise. And with 99% of cava produced in the Penedés region of Catalonia, just outside of Barcelona, there are so many cava tasting tours available. (Check out our guide on winery proposals for some ideas on how to make your Barcelona proposal even more special.)
Our final suggestion for where to propose in Barcelona isn’t just a location, but a lifestyle too – paella-making! If you want an interactive, hands-on experience, which is also absolutely delicious, then a paella masterclass could be the perfect date night. And after all that hard work, what better way to round it off than eating the fruits of your labour, and toasting the night by getting engaged?