Gay Barcelona Travel Guide & Map 2020

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|  6 – 16 August 2020
Cancelled: 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 €
|  21 – 23 August 2020
Barcelona Open 2020: annual gay and lesbian tennis tournament in Barcelona. Official tournament sanctioned by the GLTA, the worldwide Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance.
@ UP Cornellà (Carrer de la Verge de Montserrat)
|  11 September 2020
Diada Nacional de Catalunya 2020: National Day of Catalonia with concerts, demonstrations and celebration events in Barcelona.
|  14 November 2020
La Nit dels Museus – The Night of Museums 2020: over 80 museums and galleries in Barcelona open their doors again for an extraordinary night with special activities and exhibitions.
19:00 – 01:00. Free entry.
|  1 – 4 March 2021
MWC Barcelona 2021: 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.
|  17 – 19 June 2021
Sónar 2021: international festival of advanced music and new media art – one of the most important annual festivals for pioneering electronic dance music.
|  17 – 19 September 2021
Panteresports 2021: 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 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.

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.

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.