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Dating in Barcelona

A singles guide to Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the world’s most desirable tourist destinations. The city offers stunning architecture, rich culture, and sumptuous cuisine. And if you’re single, well—look no further. The streets are thrumming with beautiful sunkissed people—and lots are looking for love.

Barcelona is also renowned for being one of the most ‘happening’ places not only in Europe but around the world, too. With dozens of bars and nightclubs to choose from, it’s not hard to meet countless fascinating singles as you party through the night. In fact, here’s a quick rundown of our top 5 bars and nightclubs in Barcelona!

Tandem Cocktail Bar

Tandem Cocktail Bar, Barcelona


Paradiso, Barcelona. Find a date.

El Bosc de Les Fades

El Bosc de Les Fades, Barcelona. Seriously romantic.

L’Ovella Negra

L'Ovella Negra, Barcelona

Carpe Diem

Port Olimpic, Barcelona - Singles paradise


Not everyone loves dancing to loud music, and bars and nightclubs are only open during the day, of course—but that’s okay in Barcelona! Head to the beach to soak up some serious Spanish rays, listen to the sound of the sea, and simply bathe in the timeless sunny ambience.

The beach is also a great place to meet new people. If you’re a tourist you can start up a conversation with a local simply by asking for directions or a recommendation for a cafe or restaurant. If they actually walk you to the destination itself, you can always be bold and ask them to join you! Or if that’s a bit nerve-wracking, you can start off by asking them about the history of the area or of a certain landmark. People love showing off their local knowledge for holidaymakers!

As you wander the pretty streets of Barcelona, don’t be afraid to walk up to people and introduce yourself. Remember, the sun puts everyone in a better mood than in most places!

Tourism is thriving, so you’ll meet lots of like-minded people on your wanderings, and the locals are sure to show you a good time, too. If you’re a lover of languages, consider taking a Spanish course before you go, or even while you’re right there in the city itself. This is an excellent way to meet some fellow linguists, as well as to brush up on the lingo—perfect for delighting a beautiful Spanish stranger at 2am in one of the city’s vibrant nightclubs!

Even when the weather’s against you, Barcelona has plenty of activities on offer. Explore one of the many markets or museums, striking up conversations as you go. It’s all about confidence, and you simply never know who you might bump into…

If you are ready to meet someone special, contact the friendly award winning matchmakers at Drawing Down the Moon Matchmaking.

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