¡Hola chicos! Barcelona is without a doubt one of the gayest cities on the European continent, especially in the summer. The capital city of Catalonia is the fourth most visited city in the world and is famous for its climate, its beaches and its particularly joyful atmosphere. Free and rebellious, Barcelona is Madrid's main rival, the capital city of a country which granted the right to marriage and adoption for same-sex couples back in 2005.
Culture, idleness, shopping are the key points to a great trip to Barcelona. You can easily visit a museum in the morning, take a swim in the Mediterranean sea or go shopping on Las Ramblas in the afternoon, and gather around tapas for dinner before hitting Gaixample, the gay quarter!
Barcelona is the capital of Catalan Art Nouveau: la Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, La Pedrera or Casa Battló are some of the most spectacular monuments left by the architect Gaudi. If you’re into museums, why not cool off from the summer heat at the Joan Miró Foundation or at the MACBA, the Museum of Contemporary Art?
Its five kilometers of beaches -including Mar Bella and Barceloneta, the gay beaches- its large parks and wide avenues make Barcelona a generous and open-minded city. Just take the cablecar to Montjuïc hill or take a look at the city from Mount Tibiado to understand how generous it is!
Barcelona is also a gay-friendly city. The gay district, Gaixample, a pun on the words Gay and Eixample, is located in the city center. There, you can find dozens of bars, restaurants, shops, bathhouses… All over the neighborhood, which gets really animated especially late at night.
Barcelona is also the scene of the largest gay festival in Europe, Circuit Festival, which takes place every year in August and which gathers tens of thousands of participants. The other major gay events of the year are Bearcelona in April and the gay pride in June.
Whatever brings you to Barcelona, think about our gay and gay-friendly apartments for accommodation, and turn your stay in the Catalan capital into a real experience!