Pondering over the idea of a destination wedding? Why not consider the European city of Barcelona as your wedding destination?
A destination wedding provides the opportunity to travel abroad to experience a gorgeous and unique wedding day with your closest family and friends. So, if the idea of blue Mediterranean waters, picturesque beaches and beautiful historic architecture all within the city boundaries sounds appealing, Barcelona might just be the perfect place for you!
Barcelona is the capital of the region of Catalonia located in North Eastern Spain and provides you and your guests with the ideal location for a destination wedding. This European city is blessed with a fantastic climate providing nearly 2,500 hours of sunshine a year, and has that desirable, and relatively unique feeling of offering the pleasures of a chic beach resort whilst being in a sophisticated, vibrant city.
The city offers a wide range of gastronomic delights. Barcelona is extremely proud of its culinary reputation and one of the pleasures of being here is sampling the local delicacies. There are restaurants and cafes to suit every taste and budget.
Steeped in history, the Spanish city boasts several unique architecture gems, mainly thanks to the world-renowned architect Antoni Gaudi whose works can be found throughout the city. Many of the buildings and spaces he designed are open to the public and provide a beautiful backdrop, not only for your wedding photos, but also providing your guests with countless sightseeing opportunities.
Furthermore, Barcelona has magical locations for weddings to be held. For couples who are seeking a sophisticated venue, the city center is proud to have world-class hotels complete with rooftop terraces providing the perfect location for your romantic nuptials. However, if you travel outside of the city, there are spectacular locations less than an hour away. Ranging from historic Palaces and Castles to rustic Catalan farmhouses, “Masias”, boasting sea or vineyard views, they are sure to impress your guests and provide you and them with an unforgettable day.
For couples choosing to have a Catholic ceremony, the city has close to 200 breathtaking churches, making it easy to find one that is perfect for your wedding day! Although, only Catholic religious ceremonies are legally recognized in Spain, there are an abundance of gorgeous spaces both outdoors and indoors where other religious or civil ceremonies can take place.
It is clear that Barcelona can provide you with the magical wedding you are dreaming of from the Gothic City center, dreamy Mediterranean beaches or luscious countryside, its beautiful surroundings can provide the perfect location for your destination wedding. Surely it deserves be top of your list?
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