Welcome to Gay Barcelona 2021

Discover Gay Barcelona, a city with a vibrant gay scene, stunning beaches and amazing architecture. This is Europe’s No 1 Gay Destination and home to its hottest men and biggest parties.

Guide

Discover the best of the city with our insider guides, including the tips on where to stay and play.

Barcelona Gay Bars

The city’s gay bars are located in the Eixample district within easy reach from the centre of Barcelona.

Beach Life

Barcelona combines city style with a beach vibe. The gay beaches are right on your doorstep!

Recommended Hotels

Stay in the Gaixample district and discover the best hotels recommended by our editors!

Events

Plan your Barcelona escape to coincide with the biggest circuit parties, pride and bear events.

Restaurants

Barcelona is home to some of the best tapas in the world and unique innovative restaurants.

Featured Gay Venues in BARCELONA

Here are the top rated venues with our readers in the past 7 days.

PUNTO BCN

Punto BCN

Punto Bar is one of the only gay Barcelona bars to get busy early in the evening around 10.30,

Museum

Museum is defiantly the right name for this Cool gay Barcelona bar,
EL CANGREJO

El Cangrejo

El Cangrejo ( The Crab) is a small but very busy Barcelona gay bar, only open 3 nights a week.

What’s happening?

The best key events + upcoming parties in Barcelona this week!

Bear Pride Barcelona

United Bears Barcelona

United Bears Barcelona takes place each year during Easter, one of the biggest bear gatherings of the Spring Season.
Matinee Gay Easter Barcelona

Matinee Gay Easter Weekend

Matinee Gay Easter Weekend marks the kick off to the Spring Party Season in Europe.
Barcelona Circuit Festival

Barcelona Circuit Festival

Barcelona Circuit Festival 2021 is the largest gay festival of its kind in Europe, attracting more than 70,000 gay visitors to Barcelona every August.

Recommended Hotels in BARCELONA

We recommend that you stay in the Eixample area where possible. Its close to everything – all the gay bars and clubs and the city’s main attractions.

Hotel Cram, 4 Star
Stylish- Perfect Location

Hotel Cram
Hotel Cram

Hotel Cram is set in Barcelona’s central Eixample district, a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. It features a rooftop pool with city views and Michelin-starred Angle Barcelona restaurant. All rooms have free WiFi and large flat-screen TVs. Right in the heart of the gay district

H10 Metropolitan, 4 Star
Great chill out pool

H 10 Hotel Score

The H10 Metropolitan is just a 2-minute walk from Paseo de Gracia Avenue, with its boutique and designer fashion stores. Each room has a flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning, coffee machine and a minibar. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and bathrobes.

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GAY BARCELONA & What you need to know!

A short guide to planning a successful gay holiday in Barcelona!

Barcelona Gay Scene

Barcelona is a city for all the senses. It is home to beautiful guys and stunning architecture. Party animal, beach bum or culture vulture, this city has something for everyone!

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.

Where is the gay area?

The gay district of Eixample, or Gaixample as it known locally, is in the centre of the city.  Here you will find most of the gay bars. All of the businesses in this district are gay-friendly. Our editors have selected the best restaurants, hotels and shops worth visiting.

What’s on?

Barcelona loves to party and major events include the Circuit Festival in August, Gay Pride in July and Bear Pride in March. Traditional events such as Carnival (normally Late February), New Years and Fiesta Mayor are also very popular. Barcelona is a busy congress city. Hotels can fill up fast with business travelers.

The gay scene comes alive late. Bars and clubs get busy from around 1am. The best times to visit the bars of Gaixample are from 12am until 3am.

  • For early evening cocktails visit the Skybar at the Hotel Axel
  • Visit People lounge for a nice mix of tourists and locals.
  • Dance the night away at Metro Club.

Take a personalised gay tour of the city and get to know the best Barcelona has to offer.

Where is the gay beach?

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).

Nearby you will find Sitges. It is just 30 minutes away by train. Many visitors to Barcelona choose to spend some part of their holiday in this bohemian and gay-friendly beach village.

What to See?

Barcelona’s popularity lies in its unique cultural, culinary and architectural heritage. The city is blessed with famous buildings. Avoid the queues at the Sagrada Familia by taking our skip-the-line tour. Explore Gaudi’s Parc Guell, a sight for all the senses.  Visit these attractions early in the morning and avoid the crowds during the midday heat.

When to visit?

Barcelona is a year round destination with mild winters and warm hot summers. Beach weather is from April to October (but nights can be chilly so bring something warm to wear). Peak beach season is July and August, when the city fills up  with tourists as locals set off to the coastal town of Sitges.

Where to Stay?

If you want to be close to all the gay bars and beaches, then stay in Eixample district or “Gaixample” as it is referred to by locals.

  • The Epicentre of gay life in Barcelona is the Hotel Axel. It was one of the world’s first “Hetro Friendly” hotels and has since become synonymous with the city’s gay-friendly reputation.
  • Right around the corner from the Axel hotel is the Hotel Cram. This boutique hotel is more demure in its approach to gay clientele. It is both stylish and relaxed and is the choice of discerning travelers to the city.
  • Barcelona has some of the best short-term rental apartments of any city in Europe, many offering superior service and amenities.
  • Beach Life

    In the early 90’s the beaches of the city were reclaimed and transformed for the Barcelona Olympics. They were the games lasting gift to the city and make this city destination one of the most unique in Europe. The gay beaches are right on your doorstep. Check out our beach guide for more!

  • What’s the Weather Like?

    Barcelona has a warm Mediterranean climate. The gay Summer season begins in mid May and lasts until the middle of September. Barcelona doesn’t have a low season and is busy year round. The Winter months can get chilly at night but you can still experience that beach side feel most days. Check the forecast before you go!

  • Where to Stay?

    You will want to stay in or around the Eixample district. This is where all the party action takes place! The Hotel Cram and The Axel are both very popular.

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