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Barcelona Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Barcelona for Gay travellers


Barcelona - the gay capital city of Europe

Barcelona is considered as one of the most gay-friendly cities in Europe and in the world in general. The city's vibrant gay life, the fabulous sandy beaches and the amazing historical sights make Barcelona the top gay destination that attracts gay travelers from all over the world.

Barcelona's vivid gay scene is located in the heart of the city specifically around L'Eixample neighbourhood, also known as Gayxample, with numerous gay-friendly hotels and guest rooms, gay bars, gay cruise clubs, nightclubs, and gay saunas. In the recent years, Barcelona has become the hotspot for organizing the best gay parties. Circuit Festival and Pride are some brilliant examples of the events that are being hosted in the city attracting thousands of tourists all the year.

The gay locals are known to be extremely friendly and active, making them easy to talk to and get to know and the multitudes of gay bars in the neighborhoods. If you're single and ready to mingle, Barcelona has got you covered. Visit in the summer when it gets hot to see the clothes come off at the beaches and the clubs, allowing you to get to know the guys around you a little bit better.

If you are are interested in visiting the beautiful Barcelona of Spain, check out our amazing Hotel Collections to choose the best accommodation that will satisfy your needs and make your holidays unforgettable.

The Best Gay Hotels in Barcelona

There are tons of gay-only hotels, guesthouses, and other accommodation all over Barcelona to cater to the active gay population. If you don't want it to be gay-only, you can stay at any hotel in Barcelona and they will all be gay-friendly. The culture is magnificent and locals don't just accept gay people, they celebrate them. There are also adult-only hotels for those looking for a little more privacy!

The Best Gay Places to Visit in Barcelona

Barcelona is considered one of the central gay cities of the world. There are plenty of places to visit to experience the extensive gay nightlife that runs all night long. You can come to any of these bars to stop and stare at the eye candy all around, and chat a few of them up for a good time. There are also tons of sights to see listed in the link above, so make sure to explore all that Barcelona has to offer!

Gay Tips

Barcelona is the 2nd biggest city in Spain and has the most organised gay scene in the country. The locals are very friendly and cheerful while it's not unusual to see gay couples holding hands or kissing in public

Barcelona has become Europe's gay summer party hotspot, hosting Circuit festival for over 10 days in August.

The gay scene in Barcelona is particularly developed featuring a wide range of gay bars, clubs, cafes, and more. The majority of the gay bars get busy only after 11pm or midnight, while they are located at Eixample district, the gay village of Barcelona. 

The gay clubbing scene of Barcelona is widely popular since Barcelona is the homeland of several globally famous gay brands like Matinee

Barcelona has a very gay-friendly attitude, thus, the majority of the beaches are gay-friendly. There are also several exclusively gay beaches which attract mainly gay male audiences. The most popular gay beaches in Barcelona are Nova Icaria, San Sebastia & Barceloneta, and the Mar Bella Nudist Beach.

The gay cruising scene of Barcelona is quite developed featuring several gay venues like gay cruising clubs, gay saunas, or even gay cruising outdoor areas. 

The gay saunas are of Barcelona also add up greatly to the overall gay scene of the city, while many of them are open 24/7. The gay spas of Barcelona feature sexy facilities where you will be able to enjoy hardcore relaxation sessions with other gay locals and visitors. 

Travel Info

How to get there

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 What can I find in this Gay Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated gay travel guide, to help you easily plan your next gay holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top gay bars, gay events, and other gay hots-pots, as well as gay-friendly Hotels to stay!

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