Gay Barcelona

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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Gay-Friendly Dining

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.

Els Pescadors 

Els Pescadors is a restaurant located in an old fishermen’s tavern and maintains its fidelity the ethic of using local ingredients to create a meal that you truly can’t get anywhere else. This restaurant is based in tradition, but doesn’t ignore the continuous evolution of cuisine as well as current trends.

La Fitora

The restaurant is located in The Fitor, the privileged environment of the Olympic Port of Barcelona. The spacious two-story restaurant offers spectacular views of Barcelona’s beaches as well as the port. A covered porch lets you dine outside year-round and two terraces mean there is plenty of seating.

Gilda by Belgious

Gilda by Belgious is a centrally located Mediterranean Belgian restaurant, which offers an original mix of Spanish dishes with a Belgian touch. This contemporary designed restaurant strives to achieve a friendly, professional and unforgettable experience to both locals and visitors to the city by providing a varied menu and with its use of fresh products.

Gay-Friendly Nightlife


This local favorite has incredible music, food, and vibes! For an authentic place to grab a bite and hang, look no further than Shilling.


Located in the heart of the gay district, this club is full of hot men and friendly bartenders! Great place to meet someone for a drink and a night of dancing.


Large club/ concert space with mixed events. Any events with their incrdible DJs are sure to bring an electric and mixed crowd!


This is a drag bar like no other, with unconventional (read: not pretty) drag queens performing Spanish pop songs. Discovering spots like Atame is what traveling is all about!

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