Gay Barcelona Travel Guide & Map 2022

Upcoming Events in Barcelona

|  21 May 2022
Be Fake: gay party close to Plaça d'Espanya. House and remixes with DJ Julius and Alej Venbrat. Clientele mainly in their twenties and thirties. Many gym bunnies.
Admission: from 15 €
24:00 – 06:00 @ Club M7 (C. Mèxic 7)
|  2 – 12 June 2022
Primavera Sound 2022: huge annual music festival on the north-eastern periphery of Barcelona. In 2022, with Massive Attack and Jeff Mills, amongst many others.
@ Parc del Fòrum
|  3 June 2022
Werq The World 2022: the stars from RuPaul's Drag Race on tour in Barcelona with their new show.
@ Sant Jordi Club (Montjuïc, Passeig Olímpic 5-7/C. Pierre de Coubertin)
|  9 – 19 June 2022
FIRE!! – Mostra Internacional de Cinema Gai i Lesbià 2022: annual independent film and documentary festival, hosted by Casal Lambda.
@ Institut français Barcelone (C. de Moià 8)
|  13 – 26 June 2022
Barcelona Gay Pride 2022: the largest Pride event at the Mediterranean Sea.
Big parade on Saturday evening, 25 June, to Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, where on Friday and Saturday (24 and 25 June) also the Pride Village takes place from 11:00 till 02:00 with many stage shows and other events and activities.
|  23 – 24 June 2022
Sant Joan: the Saint John's Day is one of the most popular feast days in Catalonia, with bonfires and lots of firecrackers, music, dancing and food in the streets and along the beaches in the night before the 24th of June.
|  23 June 2022
Circuit Beach Party – Night of San Juan: party into Saint John's Day and pre-party of the Circuit Festival Barcelona in August. At the gay beach in the north of Barcelona with DJ Moussa, Phil Romano and Javi Vila.
From 22:00 @ Platja de la Mar Bella (Passeig Marítim de la Mar Bella)
|  12 – 13 July 2022
We have a Voice: musical show of the Barcelona Gay Men's Chorus.
Tickets: 18 €
20:00 @ Teatre Condal (Av. Paral·lel 91)
|  6 – 14 August 2022
Circuit Festival Barcelona 2022: the largest gay clubbing summer event in Europe with thousands of guys from all over the world.
Tickets: 30-60 €
|  16 – 19 September 2022
Panteresports 2022: annual international multi-sport tournament for gays, lesbians and friends. Hosted by the Barcelona sports club Panteres Grogues.

About Barcelona and its gay life

For gay travellers Barcelona has been one of the favourite destinations in Europe for the last decades. The city has this perfect combination of a warm Mediterranean climate, beaches within and close to the city, mountains in the hinterland and the culture, nightlife, sights and infrastructure of an European metropolis.

Among the things that make Barcelona unique are the many fine examples of Catalan Art Nouveau architecture (Modernisme Català). Barcelona is also a good place to enjoy the modern design that had bloomed after the end of the Franco dictatorship in Spain.

As you can see on our gay maps, the center of Barcelona's gay scene is in the Eixample district (sometimes called the Gayxample neighborhood, or Gaixample in Catalan) with most of the gay bars, hotels and shops in Barcelona.

Annual highlights and queer events in Barcelona are the bears meeting over Easter, Barcelona Gay Pride in June/July and the Circuit Festival party weeks in August.

gay couple at the beach

For a day at the beach you can go by car or train from Barcelona to the nearby town of Sitges which is quite popular with gay men, especially in August.

But there are also some beaches within Barcelona: Platja de Sant Sebastià at the end of the Barceloneta quarter with a popular, mixed and clothing-optional beach at its right side and a bit further north Platja de la Mar Bella with a clothing-optional section that is also quite popular with gays.