Five Most Romantic European Capitals

Renata Faeth

Planning a trip to Europe with your significant other? Here, our travel experts highlight five of the most romantic European capital cities and hotel recommendations for each destination.

Prague, Czech Republic

This eastern European gem offers endless sightseeing options and a sizzling nightlife inside its historic medieval walls. Classical music, cobblestone streets, and a panoramic castle view make this the perfect city for romantic strolls and cozy café dining.

Romantic Hotel Pick: Prague

Hotel Julian

Barcelona, Spain

This sunny city on the Mediterranean coast is a foodie’s dream. Couples can while away evenings sampling local cuisine at Tapas bars or take a cooking class with essentials retrieved from the famous Boqueria Market. It’s a world class city for art and architecture lovers too; the Picasso museum and impressive works by Antonio Gaudi alone are a reason to visit.

Romantic Hotel Pick: Barcelona

Hotel 1898

Paris, France

Paris is quintessential romance, where lovers stroll arm in arm along the Seine and duck into narrow covered passageway as they navigate the city that inspired the great impressionist artists of the 19th century. Meals are an event, savored from the corners of dark bistros to the top of the magnificent Eiffel Tower.

Romantic Hotel Pick: Paris

Sevres Saint Germain Hotel

Rome, Italy

Take in the sunset from Aventine Hill, one of the best spots for a panoramic view of The Eternal City. Wander through ancient back streets and piazzas that intersect with awe-inspiring architecture and millennia-old ruins. Some of Italy’s finest restaurants and shops are tucked in among the historic treasures.

Romantic Hotel Pick: Rome

Boutique Hotel Campo de Fiori

Lisbon, Portugal

The age of discovery is celebrated in the churches, monuments and museums of this fabulous sunny city by the sea, where a history of courageous explorers command the attention of modern day tourists.  Couples can take on the city’s seven hills by foot for spectacular views, then relax to the soulful Fado music at cafes and clubs in the late evenings.

Romantic Hotel Pick: Lisbon

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon