Discover Gay Barcelona
Barcelona is a city for all the senses – from the stunning architecture to the beautiful guys, the Catalan cuisine to the Mediterranean sea air. Party animal, beach bum or culture vulture – this city has it all!
Barcelona has been one of the top destinations for gay visitors to Europe since the late 90’s. The city has all the ingredients for the perfect escape, great year-round Mediterranean climate and beautiful beaches close to the gay district of Eixample.
Barcelona’s popularity lies in its unique cultural, culinary and architectural heritage. The city is blessed with famous buildings such as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell.
The gay district of Eixample, or Gayxample as it known locally, is right in the heart of the city. This is where you will find most of the gay bars, restaurants, hotels and shops in Barcelona.
Key events include the world famous Circuit Festival in August, Barcelona gay pride in July and Bear Pride in March.
Nearby you will find Sitges, one of Europe’s top beach destinations. Its just 30 minutes by train and many visitors choose to spend some part of their Barcelona holiday in this bohemian and gay-friendly beachside village.
Barcelona also has some fine beaches, all just a short stroll from your hotel. Platja de Sant Sebastia is a popular beach with great restaurants nearby. The gay beach of Platja de Mar Bella is home to the Chiringay and is the day-time hub of gay life in the city during the Summer Season (May to September).
Traditional events such as Carnival (normally Late February), New Years and Fiesta Mayor are also very popular. This is also a congress city so Hotels can fill up fast. Book early to make sure you have a place to stay.