Gay Barcelona Travel Guide & Map 2021

Upcoming Events in Barcelona

|  7 – 15 August 2021
Cancelled: Circuit Festival Barcelona 2021: the big gay clubbing summer event in Barcelona has been postponed for another year. New dates: 6-14 August 2022.
|  3 – 4 September 2021
Barcelona Gay Pride 2021: the biggest Pride event at the Mediterranean Sea.
Demonstration and paradeáon Saturday afternoon from Plaša Universitat along GranáVia and Passeig de Sant Joan to the Passeig de LluÝs Companys, where on Friday and Saturday also the street party takes place.
|  17 – 19 September 2021
Panteresports 2021: annual international multi-sport tournament for gays, lesbians andáfriends. Hosted by the Barcelona sports club Panteres Grogues.
|  17 – 19 September 2021
GLTA Barcelona Open 2021: annual gay and lesbian tennis tournament in Barcelona. Officialátournament sanctioned by the GLTA, the worldwide Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance.
@ Centre de Tennis Vall d'Hebron (Passeig de la Vall d'Hebron 178)
|  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 (Montju´c, Passeig OlÝmpic 5-7/C. Pierre de Coubertin)

Accommodation Tip

Hotel. ***, from 60 €
Boutique hotel with wine themed interior decor, close to the Passeig de GrÓcia and only a few steps away from the gay bars and shops in the Eixample.
@ Carrer de Balmes 51
Barcelona 08007

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.