Spain regularly draws visitors for so many people from other parts of the world. There is something so intoxicating about the combination of sun-baked vistas, azure Mediterranean coastlines, charming villages, bustling cities, beautiful architecture, rich history, and welcoming natives.
Every couple embarks on a journey, whether they connected on a free dating site or any other situation, but for many an early pinnacle of their time together will be their engagement. Spain is a popular location for couples deciding to tie the knot. Here are five of its most romantic locations.
Captivating capital views
There are multiple romantic locations to choose from in Madrid, Spain’s capital, but one that will always surpass expectations are the Volvoreta restaurant. Located a breathtaking 30 stories high in the Eurostars Madrid Tower, as you enjoy your sumptuous feast, you can absorb the jaw-dropping views of the city sprawling in every direction. The restaurant’s ceiling is painted in red butterfly design, which is apt since that’s what ‘volvoreta’ translates as! The delicious Mediterranean menu is complimented with first-class champagne and cava.
Surrounded by Gaudi’s architecture in Catalonia
The capital of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region, Barcelona is another popular draw for romantically-inclined couples. The city is renowned for the spectacular architecture of Antoni Gaudi, and you will be surrounded by numerous fine examples of what have been entitled Catalan Modernism. The beauty of his work, whether it’s the stunning spires of the Sagrada Familia or the roughly-hewn Casa Mila, is that each building is totally unique. Ideal for that special moment.
Immerse yourself in Game of Thrones
Seville’s sun-soaked buildings will be familiar to you if you caught any of season 5 of the hugely-acclaimed fantasy series, Game of Thrones. Doubling for the southern kingdom of Dorne, Seville’s Alcazar neighborhood was used because its stunning squares and outlooks over the azure Mediterranean evoked an idyllic landscape. There are so many wonderful walkways and marketplaces to explore, and your romantic mood will be exacerbated by the excellent range of restaurants. During the day you can enjoy tours of the magnificent cathedral, and when the sun sinks, retire to a terrace restaurant, the perfect location for that crucial question.
Beautiful Moorish landscapes
Many centuries ago, the North African Moors conquered huge swathes of land in the Iberian peninsula. Their influence remains in countless places today, with the prime example being the Alhambra, a fortress and palace located in Granada. This is a breathtaking example of their architectural prowess, as well as being Spain’s most-visited location. It would make the ideal backdrop for your engagement break. The nearby parks are a serene place to stroll hand-in-hand, as you will be surrounded by the gentle sound of water running from several fountains, while nightingales trill in the background. There are many cafes and restaurants in the vicinity, where you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery, and pluck up the nerve to go down on bended knee as guitars chime in the background.
Majestic northern mountains
A completely different Spanish experience is to head to the other end of the country and take in the Picos de Europa, limestone mountains rising to 2,500 meters above the distant Bay of Biscay. These rugged peaks are home to bears, wolves, and buzzards, but if you stick to the tourist trails, your reward will be stunning panoramic views in every direction. The region is well-served by hotels and restaurants, with cable cars traversing the summits. Spending a weekend retreat in this mountainous locale will give you the confidence to transpose your appreciation of the views into the ambitious heights of your marriage proposal!