Come and celebrate St. Valentine's Day in Spain
Couple on the beach
Calixto y Melibea Garden, Salamanca
The Alhambra in Granada
Come to Spain in February and celebrate Valentine's Day in a very special way.
Wondering what to give your partner for St. Valentine's Day? You may just find your answer here: a romantic trip to Spain to make it an unforgettable celebration. You will find it all: evocative landscapes, lovers' legends, wonderful sunsets... Organise the day in advance and make the most of the special ideas on offer, designed especially for the occasion. Sample wonderful Spanish gastronomy and enjoy the Valentine's Day menus to be found in a range of restaurants. Relax at Paradors, hotels and spa resorts in Spain, and take advantage of special promotions for couples which include stay, a romantic dinner in stunning surroundings, and spa sessions. You will go home as good as new.
These are just some ideas of how to spend a few days with your partner, but there are many more. Spain has destinations that seem to be made for lovers. Can you imagine a romantic getaway between historic city walls? Come and have one at two cities with UNESCO World Heritage old towns: Ávila and Salamanca. The former is one of Europe's best conserved medieval walled cities, while above the old city wall of the latter you will find the Calixto y Melibea Garden, setting for one of the best known love stories in Spanish literature, "La Celestina".
This is just one of many love stories to be found in Spain. Teruel, for example, is home to the Teruel lovers: two young people who died for their love and whose mausoleum can be visited, along with the city's Mudejar area, which has the UNESCO World Heritage designation.
There are also true love stories such as the one lived by composer Frédéric Chopin and writer George Sand in the Tramuntana Mountains of Majorca. You will fall in love with Valldemossa, its fishing harbour and streets, in the Balearic Islands.
Do you know why Spain is the setting for so many legends of love? It is easy to find out. Come with your partner and stroll around the laurisilva woods of Garajonay National Park in La Gomera (Canary Islands), a World Heritage area where many people say you can still hear the echo of the last sigh from the lovers who give the park its name (Gara and Jonay). Another idea: spend the end of your day in Granada, looking at what many people claim is the most beautiful sunset in the world: dusk at the Alhambra, which also has the UNESCO World Heritage designation. You will understand just why Spain is a country for lovers… and to fall in love.
Spain offers a host of ways to make Valentine's day a unique celebration. The Austrias area of Madrid, Güell Park in Barcelona, María Luisa Park in Seville, the idyllic beaches of the Canaries and the Balearic Islands… the list is endless. Where will you be heading this February?
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