Gay Barcelona

Gay Barcelona 2019

July 23rd. 2019

Barcelona Gay Scene

Barcelona’s gay scene is in an area called L’Eixample or nick named Gaixample 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 in Barcelona, 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.


Barcelona Gay Events in 2019

July 26th – Cuenca Club @ Tango – Gay reggaeton & pop dance party – Details
July 26th – Tanga @ Safari – Gay dance party – Details
July 27th – Matinee @ Input – Gay dance party – Details

August 2nd – Pop Air @ Tango – Bear dance party – Details
August 8th to 18th – Barcelona Circuit Festival – Europe’s biggest gay dance festival with thousands of men! – Details
August 9th to 13th – Barcelona Girlie Circuit – Europes biggest lesbian dance party – Details
August 23rd to 25th – Barcelona Open – Gay tennis tournament – Details
August 30th – Cuenca Club @ Tango – Gay reggaeton & pop dance party – Details

September 13th to 15th – Panteresports – Gay sports event – Details

November 28th to December 1st – Barcelona Rubber WeekendDetails


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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Axel Two Hotel BarcelonaTWO 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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More Gay Hotels in Barcelona


Annual Events in Barcelona

May or June –  Primavera Sound Festival – Concerts – Details
June or July – Sonar – Electronic music & dance festival – Details
September 21st to 24th. 2019 – La Merce – Drum bands and giants – Details


Barcelona Gay Events in 2020

April 9th to 12th – Matinee Easter Weekend – Easter circuit party – Details


Gay Barcelona

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. 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.


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!


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.