Barcelona is known as the second capital of Spain after Madrid. However Barcelona is also the capital city of Catalunya, a region in Northern Spain that has its own traditions and ways of life. Part of what makes this city so great is that it bblends the other cultures throughout Spain.
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Barcelona is quite a visually appealing city. From the picturesque architecture to the museums and galleries, you'll surely find yourself awestruck.The well-known architect Antoni Gaudi originated from Barcelona and you can see his greatest works, including the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. There are also multiple Picasso exhibits that attract a ton of attention. Barcelona does a great job of incorporating the LGBT population with the events, sights, and city life.
Las Ramblas is probably the hottest spot in town because of its extravagent night life. It is popular because of the many street performers in the area, and it is also in the gay part of town! Barcelona's gay scene is lively and stylish but always remember in Spain you don't go out to eat until 10pm, the bars don't get busy until midnight, and the discotheques don't open until 3am. The Spanish tend to stay out pretty late!
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Restaurants in Barcelona
Spanish and Catalan cultures collide and has wondrous results, especially with the cuisine. There are gay-friendly restaurants throughout the city so wander around and stumble onto something amazing.