Gay Barcelona 2022

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Barcelona is one of the most popular gay destinations in Europe. Visit famous Gaudi places like Parque Guell, climb the Segrada Familia. Or just enjoy the gay beach or one of the many shops during the day. At night you find many cool bars in the Gayxeimple or go to the hot clubs like Metro. In August, Barcelona will host Circuit Festival which is one of the most popular gay circuit events in Europe.

Barcelona gay nightlife

Barcelona gay nightlife

Barcelona is an attractive LGBTQ destination. It has a vibrant gay scene with many clubs, bars, saunas and restaurants, especially around L'Eixample and Gràcia.

The area of the Eixample is also known as the Gayxample map . It's located very central, only 5 minutes westwards of Placa de Catalunya. As locals have dinner very late, night life starts very late in the evening in Barcelona. The night life is mostly concentrated on Fridays and Saturday. 

Gay bars and clubs

Gay beach

Gay beach

Barcelona has several beaches that are popular with LGBTQ crowd. Most popular is Playa Mar Bella, which is clothing optional. It has got a gay beach bar which is a popular hangout in summer.

About 40 minutes train ride from Barcelona there is a beach town called Sitges. This village is very popular and gay guys from all over Europe visit every summer. Sitges has 2 gay beaches and many gay bars and clubs that go on all night.

Where to stay?

Stay in the in or near the Gayxample (map and you can easily walk to the gay bars.

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Sitges
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Sitges
Sitges is a beach town 40 minutes by train from Barcelona. It has 2 gay beaches (one nude), and many gay bars, clubs, and restaurant. This is one of the most popular gay beach destinations in Europe. The party goes on every night of the week in high season in summer (in contradiction to Barcelona, which is more focussed to the weekend).30 km from Barcelona
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Valencia
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Valencia
Valencia is the 3rd biggest city of Spain. You can compare it a bit with Barcelona, old buildings combined with modern architecture and a beach next to the city. Valencia is way less touristic, but they are working on that. The gay night life is only happening in the weekend. It is a great city for a weekend city trip.300 km from Barcelona
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