Discover Gayxample

Gayxample is the main gay area in Barcelona. It takes its name from Eixample, one of the biggest districts of Barcelona. It is principally a residential quarter, but at the same time, it is full of hotels, shopping centres, bars, and a great number of attractions like modernist buildings. Inside it, Gayxample occupies the area between four streets: Balmes, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Comte d’Urgell and Aragó.


It is not exclusively an homosexual area, but the proliferation of gay-friendly establishments has made it the epicentre of the LGTB or GLBT community in Barcelona. You can easily identify the gay community bars, clubs, hotels, etc. with their rainbow flags on the outside but, at the same time, you can find all kinds of people inside. Precisely two adjectives that define Gayxample are “cosmopolitan” and “open-minded”, where all communities live together and respect each other.


Barcelona is one of the most liberal and gay-friendly cities in the world, and Gayxample is partly responsible for it. A lot of people from the more conservative areas of Spain and from other countries visit it every year, captivated by the freedom to express naturally their sexual orientation.

Of course, Gayxample is full of gay-friendly hotels, for those who want to book their accommodation in this area. Axel Hotel Barcelona is an essential one. Axel Hotels are one of the main world’s gay hotel chain, even all kind of people can stay in their establishments. Their hotel in Barcelona is a recommendable place in the edge of Gayxample, with a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and bar. Hotel Acevi Villarroel, Aramunt Barcelona Apartment, Hotel Cram, H10 Casanova, Hotel Soho, Hotel NH Eixample and Splendom Suites Barcelona are some other gay-friendly options you can consider in this area. If you want to know more gay hotels in Barcelona, you can take a look at our booking website, where you will find the establishments in Gayxample as well as other hotels in Barcelona, in another parts of the city.

Axel Hotel

And in Gayxample, or near it, there are some of the main gay-friendly nightlife attractions in Barcelona. Bar-Disco Metro is one of the oldest in Barcelona, and a “must” if you want to experience the gay nightlife in the city. All the clubs from Grupo Arena (Sala Arena Madre, Arena Classic and Diana Arena), each of them with its distinctive characteristics, are recommendable, too. Both for gay and lesbian communities.

Do you need more reasons for visiting Gayxample? Find your gay hotel in Barcelona in our booking website and enjoy the opportunity to stay in one of the most cosmopolitan and modern gay-friendly areas of the world!