If you are wondering which are the most romantic places in Europe for St Valentine’s Day, we are here to inspire you!
Don’t follow the crowd to cliché “love” destinations like Paris and Venice. Europe has so many more exquisite and lovely destinations to offer!
Check out our list of the most romantic places in Europe and choose what attracts you most. Have a truly special getaway with your loved one!
The Most Romantic Places in Europe for St Valentine’s Day
1. Bruges, Belgium
Belgium, a small and often overlooked country, can proudly compete in the ranking of the most romantic countries in Europe. And its crown jewel is medieval Bruges. Here every corner looks like taken straight from a fairytale. Bruges has it all – charming cobbled streets and beautiful canals for a stroll by the moonlight. Spectacular architecture and excellent art to fill in your time. And then come the guilty pleasures: the world’s best chocolates and mind-blowingly-tasting beer. Lovely restaurants, cafés and pubs are perfect for romantic dinner and drinks. Bruges is our top recommendation for this special day!
2. Cannes, France
Côte d’Azur is a synonim of luxury and Cannes is its highest expression. With a delightful, mild climate throughout the year and a lot of sun, it offers you a lovely relief from winter. Cannes is beautiful and classy. Enter lovely narrow streets of the old town down the castle, and the spectacular Promenade de la Croisette. You will spend here lovely moments lazily soaking up the sun, watching the yachts and enjoying some of the best cocktails I’ve ever tried. And then there is French cuisine… Do I need to say more?!
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3. Lisbon, Portugal
One thing the northern countries cannot guarantee is good weather in mid February. If you want to spend your St Valentine’s Day in splendid sunshine, choose Lisbon. It is one of the sunniest cities of Europe. Poetically beautiful, with its pink light at dusk and old-fashioned charm, it’s a perfect place for a romantic getaway. You will spend your days strolling up and down the 7 hills of the city with their breathtaking views. Then, you will relax in one of thousands terrace cafés. Great cuisine, sweets like pastel de nata and fantastic port wine will complete the pleasures. To make it even more romantic, go for a little trip to the ocean.
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3. Rome, Italy
The Eternal City is incredibly romantic. In Italy, beauty is an intrinsic part of everyday life. You will be surrounded by aesthetic pleasure on every step of your trip. The spectacular remnants of the ancient world and world-class monuments wherever you turn create a very special atmosphere. This scenery will take you away from a daily life. A hug by the Trevi Fountain, a kiss in the shadow of the ruins of imperial Forum Romanum, and another kiss in a hidden spot on the Tiber island… It will be unforgettable! Rome will capture all your senses. Lovely squares with romantic restaurants and cafés, offering excellent Italian cuisine and wine will make you absolutely delighted. Rome is made for love.
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4. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Following the sun, you may opt to do something more unexpected. Brighten up this February in Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most famous – and deservedly so – town. Full of historical treasures, it will impress you with its unique atmosphere. A walk along the city walls will guarantee you a “wow-effect” to share with your special one. With gorgeous sea views, pleasant restaurants and a lot of hidden corners, it will be extremely romantic.
5. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague has this “something”. It is a romantic city par excellence. Splendid views by the river, at the imposing castle seen from lovely Charles’ Bridge – lover’s favourite spot. Cobbled steep streets around the castle. Lively squares, animated pubs with great local beers and typical Czech cuisine. They all add up to a great place for a couple. You will fall in love with this unique city!
7. Malaga, Spain
Malaga will enchant you with its wonderful fortress – Alcazaba, with breathtaking views over the city and sea. You will stroll around romantic quiet lanes, all the way down to the lively city centre. You will walk with your loved one along a pleasant promenade with palm trees everywhere. Follow across the long pretty beach and enjoy a sunny February. And in the evening you will enjoy great Andalusian cuisine in one of many restaurants.
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So, which of these most romantic places in Europe will be your choice for St Valentine’s Day?! Leave us a comment and let us know!
Feel free to add any other ideas you want to share with other travellers. After all, Europe is a truly romantic piece of our planet.
3 thoughts on “7 Most Romantic Places in Europe for St Valentine’s Day”
Thank you for this list, I was looking for some inspiration to convince my husband to have a romantic time somewhere. I would have never thought of Belgium, it is a nice surprise!
Hi Shannon, I’m glad you got inspired. You will find a lot of details about Bruges in the guide: https://euroviajar.com/en/guide-to-bruges/ Have a great St Valentine’s Day!
I love Rome, Prague and Lisbon. True, they are all very romantic.