15 Most Romantic Spots in Europe

Rococo Ghent (by Nick Provoost)

Rococo Ghent (by Nick Provoost)

Valentine’s day tomorrow! If you’re lucky to be one of “our” 44 lovely European cities, there’s plenty of romantic places to take your loved one. Or find one, or be romantic on your own… We picked 15 of our locals’ favorites, in alphabetic order by city.

Placa dels Traginers Barcelona (by Sonia Martinez Argüelo)

Placa dels Traginers Barcelona (by Sonia Martinez Argüelo)

In always romantic Barcelona, our local Sonia recommends visiting one of the most romantic squares in town – Placa del Traginers.

“One of the most beautiful places of Barcelona or at least the most peaceful and romantic one. With a couple of bars and terraces and the left overs of a roman wall, you are probably in one of the best places of the town to spend a charming afternoon far away from the crowd.”

Viva cocktail bar Belgrade (by Bogdan Spasojević)

Viva cocktail bar Belgrade (by Bogdan Spasojević)

In Belgrade, Bogdan recommends visiting the Danube side cafe Viva Cocktail bar. A perfect place for deep conversations with a loved one or yourself – a bit less suitable to find a Valentine’s date because of the very comfortable chairs that are difficult to leave…

“You can drink delicious cocktails, eat amazing Italian dishes, and get comfy in fluffy chairs. It is perfect for a first, and all the other very best dates, but also for pleasant conversations with some new or old friends. The surface of the Danube always leads to deeper conversations…”

Vydrica Bratislava (by Michal Brat)

In the old center of Bratislava, full of tiny streets with cobble stones, you just need to walk around to get a romantic feeling. If that’s not enough for you, our Spotter Michal proposes to “meet the Romantic side of Bratislava” by having a glass of absinthe in Vydrica – in a beautiful street on the way to the castle (which is a great place to propose by the way…)

Jean-Felix Hap Park Brussels (by Yamina El Atlassi)

In Brussels our Spotter Yamina proposes to visit a park you probably haven’t thought about visiting this Valentine’s… the Jean-Felix Hap Park!
“This Park is just so romantic… quiet, beautiful, and I can just advice you to visit it. If you’re a couple it would be even better…”

Bryggebroen Copenhagen (by Elina Roivainen)

If you happen to be in Copenhagen, buy a padlock, write your name on it, hang it on the Bryggebroen bridge and throw the keys in the water as a sign of “unbreakable love”“Go see in the evening when its dark, the view from the bridge offers a lot to watch in the surroundings, too, with all the modern buildings being lit with pretty lights. An every romantic’s must-see -spot.

Rococo Ghent (by Nick Provoost)

Ghent, another one of these cities where you feel romance just by walking around. For ultimate romance, top off your walk by drinking a Liqueur d’amour at  Rococo – lighted by candle light. Ah, and they have a fireplace of course!

About the love liquor, our Spotter Nick can’t share much info… “Of course the recipe of the last one is secret, but Betty claims a night full of passion after drinking it. I tried it, but not going to tell you on the consequences as you have to find it out yourself. “

Kuurna Helsinki (by Restaurant Kuurna)

Our Helsinki local Lilu is an expert on restaurant culture. Her tip for Valentine’s day: visit gourmet restaurant Kuurna!“The place reminds me of some small, romantic place in Paris, quite bohemian but in an elegant way. The main thing here, however, is food, which is just fabulous.”

Quiosque Galveias Lisbon (by Claudio Carneiro)

We know our Lisbon Spotter Claudio quite well. We can safely recommend him as a romantic, so we recommend checking out his local tips if you visit Lisbon on Valentine’s day! Quiosque Galveias is a nice place to sit down, feel the Lisbon love… and have a cake (“I’m still in doubt if the chocolate one was a cake, a mousse or a dream”)

“Not just another kiosk in Lisbon, but actually the most romantic one. It’s located in a charming palace from the mid-17th century, and nowadays hosts the public municipal library.”

Merluzzo felice Milan (by Chiara Anselmo)

In Milan, you can’t go wrong with local Chiara’s restaurant tip: Merluzzo Felice.“This little restaurant has got a cozy atmosphere: candle lights, a fresh rose gifted to each lady at the end of the meal, fragrant desserts and wines. All these details make this place perfect for a romantic dinner.”

Kafe Asylet Oslo (by Andrea Chirulescu)

In Oslo, it’s cold and dark at the moment. You need a fireplace, and one of the best is to be found at Kafe Asylet according to our local Andrea.

Get Smart Cafe Riga (by Edgars Kalnins)

In Riga, the most romantic spot was a close call. We could have chosen the aptly named I love you bar, but we opted for the less romantically named  Get smart cafe , recommended by our Riga local Martins

“… large windows and some antique decors, candlelight and super comfy chairs, it makes that cozy and romantic atmosphere I like to feel on a cold day.”

Il Bacaro Rome (by Roberta Sernicola)

If you’re serious about Valentine’s day, you go to Rome of course. Our local Eleonora has the perfect non-touristy restaurant for you: Il Bacaro“Il Bacaro is a good value, with courteous, attentive service, and above all my ideal place for a special date. Nothing spells romance like a candlelit dinner on a hidden alley, behind the Pantheon.”

Harju street ice rink Tallinn (by Gea)

In cold Tallinn, put on your (rented) skates at the Arju street ice rink.

Our local Gea has a good question: “What could be more romantic than to slide gracefully on the ice right in the heart of Old Town? Coupled with a fairy-tale-like background of colorful and elegant Tallinn houses (and the Niguliste church), when the day is slowly turning to night? Yes…it is pretty hard to come up with something…”

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