Gay Barcelona
 

Gay Barcelona Guide 2017

October 20th. 2017

The gay area is called L’Eixample or nick named Gay Eixample (pronounced gay-eye-sham-play) and is north-west of the center of town within walking distance, but can also be reached by metro from either the Universitat or Urgell stations. If you get off at Urgell take the Villarroel exit. The Gay Barcelona scene is lively and there’s plenty of variety. Everything you’d expect from a major city’s gay scene but with the added bonus of bronzed Spanish lads all over the place.

Barcelona is home to some of the world’s biggest gay circuit parties and many other huge parties throughout the year, they really know how to party, catering to all tastes, with mega parties from names like Matinee, Churros con Chocolate,  Pop Air, Tanga, la Ka etc.

To top it all off, you have the town of Sitges, a gay mecca for many years, just down the road which you must check out as well. It’s an easy 35 minute train ride away from Sants train station, or better yet, from Passeig de Gracia station near the gay village.

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Gay Events in Barcelona 2017

October 20th. Dirty House Dance Gay House Music Dance Party Details
October 20th to 29th. FICGLB Film GLBT Film Festival Details
October 21st. Caramba! Dance Gay Dance Party Details
October 31st. Tanga Halloween Dance Gay Halloween Dance Party Details
October 31st. Brujas Dance Gay Halloween Dance Party Details
November 1st. Werq The World Drag Rue Paul’s Drag Queens Web
November 5th. Churros con Chocolate Dance Gay Dance Party Details
November 10th. Into the Tank Fetish Fetish Dance Party Details
November 24th to 26th. Rubber & Fetish Weekend Fetish Election of Mr. Rubber 2018 Details

Gay Events in Barcelona 2018

March 29th to April 1st. Matinee Easter Gay Weekend Circuit Easter Circuit Festival Details
June 23rd to 30th. Pride Barcelona Pride Barcelona Gay Pride Details
August 9th to 19th. Barcelona Circuit Festival Circuit Circuit Festival Details
2018 date TBA United Bear Pride Bear Bear Pride Celebration Details
2018 date TBA Fire!!! Film GLBT Film Festival Details
2018 date TBA Barcelona Girlie Circuit Lesbian Girlie Circuit Details
2018 date TBA Barcelona Open Sport Gay Tennis Tournament Details

 

Axel Hotel BarcelonaAxel Hotel Barcelona

Gay Hotel
In the center of the gay area, a favorite with gay visitors to Barcelona. The Axel hotel’s cutting-edge architectural designs create a liberal, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Go on, treat yourself! Make your stay in Barcelona extra special.
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Two Hotel Barcelona by AxelTWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel 

Gay Hotel
Two Hotel Barcelona by Axel is located close to the gay district. It has a heated rooftop pool with a large solarium & hot tub. 24-hour reception. Free high-speed WiFi access throughout. Each room has air conditioning and a minibar.
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Sight Seeing

The best way to see all of the top attractions in Barcelona, is to take the Hop on Hop off Bus (Bus Turistic) from Plaza Catalunya in the center of Barcelona. It’s 26€ for 1 day or 34€ for 2 consecutive days. There’s 44 stops along the route. You can get off wherever you like, then hop on the next bus that comes along. There’s 3 routes, your ticket covers them all. The North, South and Fórum route. Each stop is announced in English, and you’ll find info about each one in the guide they give you. The entire tour of all 3 routes, if you don’t stay at any location, lasts 5 hours. See our Barcelona tourist attractions page.

Gay Eixample

Gay Eixample (officially L’Eixample) is in the central part of Barcelona, in a large area that was designed by Ildefonso Cerda. It is the most populous area of Barcelona. The Eixample is where you will find many of the famous roads and squares of Barcelona, like Paseo de Gracia, la Rambla de Cataluña, Llaza de Cataluña, Avenida Diagonal, Calle de Aragón, Gran Vía de las Cortes Catalanas, Calle Balmes, La Plaza de Gaudí etc.
There are also numerous tourist attractions: The Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, the National Theatre of Catalonia, the Barcelona Auditorium, Plaza de Toros Monumental, Casa de Punxes as well as numerous cinemas, theaters, restaurants, hotels and of course the gay scene in Gay Barcelona!

Major annual events in Barcelona

May or June Primavera Sound Festival City-wide concerts Details
June Sonar Dance & Electronic Music Festival Details
June 23rd every year. Nit de Sant Joan Fireworks & Bonfires at the beach Details
September La Mercè Street parades with gegants & capgrossos Details

Getting from Barcelona Airport to L’Eixample

Planes fly into El Prat Airport (IATA: BCN, ICAO: LEBL), commonly known as Barcelona Airport. It is 12 km (7½ mi) southwest of the centre of Barcelona. Barcelona metro Metro line 9 from Terminal 1 (T1) connects to the city, from the airport. Take the metro Metro line 9, then change at Torrassa onto Metro line 1 (Fondo direction), which will then stop at Urgell & Universitat in the gay area and Plaça Catalunya in the city centre.

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