Gay Barcelona Travel Guide & Map 2019

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|  1 December 2019
Churros con Chocolate: big monthly Sunday evening party with fun dance music of all flavours, incl. Spanish and international Pop, Reggaeton etc. (upper main floor) and House (ground floor).
Very popular and packed! (Hence sometimes with long queue at the entrance during the first hours, in winter also at the coat check.)
Barcelona visitors may keep in mind that for the locals this party is just for having fun, not for posing with shirt off.
Admission: free before 21:00, afterwards 10 € incl. 1 drink
16:00 – 05:00 @ Apolo (C. Nou de la Rambla 113)
|  9 December 2019
Actua amb el cor: charity concert of the Barcelona Gay Men's Chorus.
Admission: ticket and/or a new toy (for the Christmas campaign of the Red Cross in Catalonia)
20:30 @ BARTS (Avinguda del Paral·lel 62)
|  24  –  27 February 2020
MWC Barcelona 2020: huge annual gathering and showcase of the mobile industry, with fair, conference and many special events. (Formerly Mobile World Congress.)
Not surprisingly, also some of the gayest days in Barcelona each year.
|  9  –  12 April 2020
Matinée Easter Weekend 2020: long gay party weekend by the organizers of the Circuit Festival Barcelona.
Tickets: 20-40 €
|  3  –  7 June 2020
Gay Pride Sitges 2020: annual gay pride in Sitges, a beach resort only 30 min from Barcelona und very popular with gay tourists.
|  26  –  27 June 2020
Barcelona Gay Pride 2020: the largest Pride event at the Mediterranean Sea.
Big parade on Saturday afternoon.
|  6  –  16 August 2020
Circuit Festival Barcelona 2020: the largest gay clubbing summer event in Europe with about 20 parties and thousands of guys from all over the world.
Tickets: 30-60 €
|  18  –  20 September 2020
Panteresports 2020: 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 twenty years. 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 death of dictator Franco.

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, restaurants and shops in Barcelona.

Annual gay events and highlights in Barcelona are the bears meeting over Easter, Barcelona Gay Pride in June/July, the Circuit Festival party weeks in August and the international LGBTI film festival in October.

Barcelona 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.

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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.