Places to go as a couple: romantic destinations
Looking for a romantic destination to surprise your partner on Valentine's Day? We share the best places and romantic destinations around the world.
TRAVELLING WITH TASTE5 February 2020
The most romantic places to spend Valentine's Day
February 14th is the most romantic time of the year and we want to bring you closer to the most beautiful places, where you can spend an unforgettable Valentine's Day with your partner.
Considered by many as one of the most romantic cities in Spain, Granada offers countless cultural and leisure activities which you can spend special days enjoying together. Walking through the old town, visiting the Alhambra or climbing up to the Albaicín district to enjoy the views from the San Nicolás viewing point, where we can see the illuminated Alhambra at night, are just some of the activities that make this city one of the most popular destinations for couples.
2. Peñíscola (Castellón):
Known as the city of Pope Luna, Peñíscula is not just sea and sun. Located to the north of the province of Castellón and topped by a castle on the Mediterranean, it is one of the three Pontifical cities along with Rome and Avignon, as it was the residence of Pope Benedict XIII, better known as Pope Luna. The city has also been the scene of numerous films and television series. Getting lost in its narrow cobblestone streets is a feast for the senses and it is one of the best spots for the most beautiful sunsets in the area.
3. Altea (Alicante):
This small town on the Alicante coast has a special charm. Its traditional white facades adorned with flowers, its cobbled streets, its sea views and its crystal-clear beaches make this one of the most beautiful and romantic enclaves in the Mediterranean, that has nothing to envy of Ibiza or the Greek islands. During the 1970s, it was also a haven for artists, meaning that the town has become well known for its handcrafts.
4. Tosa de Mar (Girona):
With a privileged location, this Costa Brava town is one of the most charming villages in Spain. Its wall was built in the 14th century, and is in a perfect state of conservation, protecting the cobbled streets and centuries-old houses. An intact medieval village at the edge of the Mediterranean, which could be the ideal setting for spending a few romantic days as a couple.
5. Albarracín (Teruel):
Walking through Albarracín takes us back to the past. Its taverns and bars make us feel like we're in some kind of historical tale. In 1961 it was declared a Historical-Artistic Site. The castle, the viewing tower, the episcopal palace and the cathedral make this town one of the most romantic corners to spend a few days together.
6. Calaceite (Teruel):
This is the capital of the Matarraña region, in Teruel, also known as the Spanish Tuscany. The town of Calaceite has great architectural value and beauty. Its town centre was declared of Historical-Artistic Interest and a Site of Cultural Interest. Buildings in a perfect state of conservation from the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century abound.
Madrid is always a good plan, with friends, with family, but most especially with your partner. Its cultural, leisure and culinary offerings are hard to beat. From the district of Madrid de los Austrias, through the Plaza Mayor and on towards the Royal Palace with it, the Plaza de Oriente gardens and Almudena Cathedral; passing through the historic Barrio de Las Letras that is named after its history as meeting place for writers and artists, there is always plenty to see and do. It was also the neighbourhood that many writers in the Golden Century (XVII century) chose to live in: Cervantes, Lope De Vega, Quevedo, Tirso De Molina or Góngora, to name just a few. It even has one of the best cocktail bars on one of the city's rooftops, ideal for watching the sun go down together. This makes the capital one of the preferred destinations for a romantic Valentine's Day getaway.
8. Pedraza (Segovia):
Walking around this city is like getting into a time machine that transports you back to Medieval times. To access it you must pass through the city wall through the entrance to the Villa. As soon as you enter, you'll see that this town has kept its spirit intact, with its cobblestone streets and unique architecture. It is only 40 kilometres from Segovia.