Gay Barcelona 2018
The gay scene is in an area 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 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, 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.
Gay Events in Barcelona 2018
|February 18th.||Ka||Dance||Gay evening dance party||Details|
|February 23rd.||Mordisko bcn||Bear||Bear dance party||Details|
|February 24th.||Caramba||Dance||Gay dance party||Details|
|March 4th.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Evening gay dance party||Details|
|March 9th.||Tanga||Dance||Gay dance party||Details|
|March 28th to April 1st.||United Bears Barcelona||Bear||Bear festival||Details|
|March 29th.||Las Cinco||Dance||Mega gay dance party||Details|
|March 29th to April 1st.||Matinee Easter Gay Weekend||Dance||Easter circuit dance festival||Details|
|March 30th.||BRUT||Bear||United Bears official dance party||Details|
|April 1st.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Evening gay dance party||Details|
|April 29th.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Evening gay dance party||Details|
|May 20th.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Evening gay dance party||Details|
|June 10th.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Evening gay dance party||Details|
|June 23rd to 30th.||Pride Barcelona||Pride||Barcelona gay pride celebration||Details|
|July 1st.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Evening gay dance party||Details|
|August 9th to 19th.||Barcelona Circuit Festival||Dance||Huge gay dance festivals||Details|
|August 14th to 19th.||Barcelona Girlie Circuit||Lesbian||Huge lesbian dance festival||Details|
|September 14th to 16th.||Panteresports||Sport||International multi-sport event||Details|
|November 30th to Dec 2nd.||Barcelona Rubber Weekend||Rubber||Barcelona rubber fetish festival||Details|
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.
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.
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 (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
February or March – Mobile World Congress – World’s largest mobile device gathering – Web
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 from Terminal 1 (T1) connects to the city, from the airport. Take the metro , then change at Torrassa onto (Fondo direction), which will then stop at Urgell & Universitat in the gay area and Plaça Catalunya in the city centre.
Last updated: February 18th. 2018