Barcelona is a cosmopolitan, open and an inclusive city and of course, Barcelona is a gay-friendly city.
All across the Barcelona’s city map you will find bars, clubs, nightclubs, trendy shops, accommodations and a rich calendar of activities and exclusively dedicated to the LGBT community. It is in the Eixample’s quarter where take place the most vibrant gay scene and, therefore, this area is also known as the Gayxample.
The homosexual community is lucky because this is one of the most beautiful areas of the city due to its Modernist architecture of the buildings, nearby to the city center and there are many art galleries there. All of this together makes this neighborhood unique and very special.
The gay-friendly hotels
Find in the Gayxample the quintessential gay hotel in town: Axel Hotel Barcelona. This beautiful, charm and sophisticated establishment, located inside a restored sixteenth century building, was born with the aim to satisfy each of the LGBT community needs. 105 rooms, rooftop terrace for sunbathing and meet other guests, a restaurant, a spa, a gym and a club. Definitely a paradise for both enjoy with or without a partner!
Apart from this we can find other gay friendly hotels in Barcelona:
Hotel California. Completely renovated, this hotel is located in a historical building in the Barri Gotic (Gothic quarter) of Barcelona. With a very customized service, offering comfort, design and tranquility in the city center. This small, budget hotel has parking service just 6 minutes walking.
Barceló Atenea Mar. Near of the gay beach of Barcelona, “La Mar Bella”, we find this ideal hotel for enjoying the Mediterranean atmosphere of the city (especially in August during the Circuit Festival!). It features modern rooms, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, restaurant and free WIFI throughout the hotel. They provide towels for the beach too.
Jazz. Located in the heart of Barcelona, close to the Gayxample, this modern, stylish, comfortable three stars hotels, requires only five minutes walking to enjoy the charms of the old town. It offers a terrace and panoramic swimming pool, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and parking.
This discotheque is one of the oldest in Barcelona and is a pioneer and leader in the gay nightlife. It has two areas, one for current hits and one for pop classics. In addition there are daily performances, concerts and exciting shows!
Address: Sepulveda, 185
Get there: Metro Universitat (L1 or L2)
Sala Arena Madre
As the name suggests, this is the first of the Arena clubs in Barcelona. If you like a wild show, leather and naked bodies, this is your club. The music is electronic and dance.
Address: Balmes Street, 32
Get there: Universitat (Metro L1 or L2)
They say it is the club that attracts the coolest and craziest dressed people. Classical hits and Spanish pop.
Address: Diputacio, 233
Public transportation: Universitat (L1 and L2) 10 minutes
Designed especially for the lesbian community, this club has become a European reference for the LGBT movement, due to its good atmosphere. In this club sounds the latest trends together with the classics and the best Latin music. Every first Thursday of the month, find the Stupendas party with female striptease.
Address: Valencia, 236
Directions: Universitat (Metro L1 or L2) 15 minutes walk
The macro gay events in Barcelona
The Circuit Festival is the internationally best known gay and lesbian festival. Barcelona hosts it since 2008 and can reach more than 70,000 visitors. Every year when August comes, this festival brings together a lot of many different events. Worldwide known Dj’s make people dance on the beach, in the clubs of the city and even in water parks. In addition, you can enjoy workshops, debates and documentary films.
This year, the Circuit Festival 2015 will be held from 5 to 16 August.
The PRIDE Barcelona in june is the most notorious LGBT city event. A free popular parade at the best season in the best city!
From 26 to 28 June 2015, the city will be full of culture, cinema, sport, leisure, sun, beach, discussion, party, lot of party! and, of course, the most spectacular gay parade!
Sitges, the LGBT paradise
40 minutes by train from Barcelona, find this lovely seaside village with its white streets, its idyllic atmosphere for couples and singles who are looking for party and also relax. Bars, clubs and shops … Beaches! All along its coast you will find a different gay beaches (De la bossa rodona), the nudist beach (Balmins) and gay nudist beach (del Muerto). Do not miss the ritual to walk along el Carrer del Pecat (Sin Street), where bars have the tables outside to sit there, observe and be observed. Amazing and daring looks all around.
Do not miss any plan of all these! In our specialized page you can find the best gay hotel in Barcelona for you, your ideal place to stay in Barcelona.