Gay Barcelona Guide to everything Gay in Barcelona


July 2015

Gay Barcelona Guide to everything Gay in Barcelona

The first thing that is going to hit you when you arrive in Barcelona is the beautiful architecture all around you. You’re going to be amazed where those amazing Gaudí creations actually are. Next you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how helpful and friendly the people are for a city of it’s size. Whatever your preconceptions are of the Catalonians, they’ll soon melt away as they do their best to make you welcome in their stunningly beautiful city.
The gay area is called L’Eixample or nick named GayEixample (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 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.
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 2015 & 2016

Matinée Summer Festival
July 5th. 2015
12 hours of none stop dancing.Details
Mostra Int'l GLBT Film Festival
July 2nd to 12th. 2015
International Exhibition of Gay and Lesbian Cinema. Details
Barcelona Circuit Festival
August 5th to 16th. 2015
10 days of partying with 70,000 other gay guys!Details
Barcelona Girlie Circuit
August 11th to 16th. 2015
Partying with 10,000 thousand other girlies!Details
Cruise 4 Bears
September 13th to 20th. 2015
Cruise on Allure of the Seas to Mallorca, France & Italy.Details
PanteresportsSeptember 18th to 20th. 2015
International Multi-Sport Event run by Panteres grogues.Details
Int'l GLBT Film Festival
Expected to be in October 2015
International Gay & Lesbian Film FestivalDetails
Matinée Easter Gay Weekend
Expected to be in April. 2016
Circuit PartyDetails
BearcelonaExpected to be in April. 2016
Bear Sauna. Official Dinner. Dance Parties etc.Details
Cruise 4 BearsExpected to be in June. 2016
Cruise on Allure of the Seas to Mallorca, France & Italy.Details
Barcelona Pride
Expected to be in June. 2016Gay Pride 2016Details


Recommended Gay Accommodation

Gay Accommodation 

Axel Hotel Barcelona

In the center of the 'Gayxample' gay area, the Hotel Axel's cutting-edge architectural designs create a liberal, cosmopolitan atmosphere where you will enjoy all of the comforts you can imagine. The hotel also has a very popular roof top gay bar.

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Axel Hotel Barcelona
Gay Accommodation 

TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel

NEW in 2015 - Try it! Two Hotel Barcelona by Axel is located in the heart of the gay district. Rooftop pool with a large solarium, hot tub, fitness centre and on-site private parking. 24-hour reception. Free high-speed WiFi access throughout, for you to check out

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Two Hotel Barcelona by Axel
Gay Accommodation 

City Centre Hostal

In the heart of the gay area and only three streets away from Las Ramblas and the gothic quarter; two streets away from Passeig de Gràcia, tourist buses and the modernist route. Stay one minutes walk away from all the metro lines, train and airport bus.

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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.


The Eixample or GayExample (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 it 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!