Barcelona is a city with an integrated and colorful gay scene. There are some areas frequented more by gay visitors, but everywhere in the city is open-minded and welcoming. This makes the city a popular destination for the gay community.
Popular gay areas
L’Eixample is the main gay area in the city. Many of the gay clubs, bars, and hostels are found in this area also known as Gayxample. Although the heart of the the city gay scene, L’Eixample is not exclusively for the gay community. Sitges is another area very popular with gays. The area is just a short train ride away from the city proper.
The city offers a nice selection of accommodations that are specifically attractive for the gays and lesbians. Everything are gay friendly – the hotels, hostels and even apartments and flats. Popular gay accommodations include: Hotel Axel (Address: Carrer Aribau, 33 08011 Barcelona / Phone: +34 933 23 93 93), Beauty and the Beach Bed & Breakfast (Address: Passeig Taulat / Phone: +34-93-266-0562), GoGay Barcelona (Address: Calle Balmes, 28 / Phone: +34 93 301 9341), and Gay Hostal in Calle del Bruc.
Barcelona takes pride of its lively and explosive gay club scene. The city really comes to life when the sun sets. After a sizzling day, gorgeous guys come out to play. The Eixample district is where the gay and gay friendly clubs are concentrated.
Popular gay accommodations include:
- Metro (Address: Sepulveda, 185)
- Arena Sala Madre (Address: Calle Balmes, 32)
- Arena Classic (Address: Diputacio, 233)
- Arena Diana (Address: Valencia, 236)
- Arena Sala Dandy and Arena Sala VIP (Address: Gran Via, 593)
- Gay Day at Space (Address: Tarragona, 141-7)
Sitges is a beautiful town along the coast of the city and it is a popular gay beach resort. Almost 30% of its summer visitors are members of the gay community. Platja de la Bossa Rodona is the gay beach. Here, you will find hot gays strutting their stuff in sexy swimwear.
A word of warning though: Barcelona gay spots are favorite areas for pick pockets. So do not put your wallet and other important belongings in your back pocket. Do not leave your things unattended, even for just a second.