Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Vacations

Barcelona

Your gay Barcelona vacation

A mirthful jumble of colorful culture, whimsical architecture, diverse cuisine and sizzling nightlife, Barcelona has endeared herself to visitors with a personality unique from any other European city. Throw in the year-round temperate weather, and the city is a constant gay-popular playground.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming Barcelona hotels

From $134

Melia Barcelona Sky

4 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Exclusive Offer! Stay 3 nights & Save 25% off!

With a modern design, Melia Barcelona Sky is, without a doubt a landmark in the city of Barcelona. Its 120 metres of height, 29 floors and 258 rooms make it one of the highest and most emblematic buildings in the Skyline of Barcelona. Central, modern and part of the symbols of identify of the city of Gaudi, it has been... More

From $118

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

4 stars
3.8 / 5 61 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Axel Hotels is the first hotel chain aimed at the gay community. Each Axel Hotel is a liberal and tolerant place where everyone is welcome irrespective of their sexual orientation. The hotel welcome, respect and value anyone who comes here without prejudice. Axel Hotel is hetero-friendly. At Axel Hotel Barcelona &... More

From $193

Renaissance Barcelona Hotel

5 stars
4.2 / 5 11 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Rate includes breakfast

Experience the history and grandeur of Barcelona, Spain with a visit to our hotel. Located in the heart of the city, just steps from the Paseo de Gracia, the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel welcomes travelers with modern accommodations, excellent amenities, and attentive service. All of our rooms and suites are stylishly... More

From $119

The Mirror Barcelona

4 stars
4.1 / 5 10 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Since opening its doors in Febrary 2011, THE MIRROR BARCELONA has been bringing style and luxury to Barcelona. The hotel has been awarded by Conde Nast Traveller, after an incognito visit, evaluating the establishment according to a standard set of criteria LOCATION DESIGN, GASTRONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY, IN AN... More

From $182

Hotel Murmuri Barcelona

4 stars
4.6 / 5 14 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Designed by Kelly Hoppen, Hotel Murmuri Barcelona is a boutique hideaway at the heart of Eixample, a sister property of the renowned Majestic Hotel & Spa. The hotel features sleek contemporary rooms and five luxury apartments in the next-door building. The trendy Murmuri Restaurant serves... More

From $126

Cram Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 25 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

MODERISM DESIGN AND GASTRONOMY, IN A PRIVILEGED LOCATION. Surrounded by the cities most emblematic architecture, the hotel fits perfectly into this rich legacy. The modernist style faade dates back to 1892, and has a definite majestic elegance, the interior while also not lacking in refinement is contrastingly modern,... More

From $134

Barcelo Raval

4 stars
4.1 / 5 31 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Located inside a bold futuristic tower in the trendy Raval district, just steps away from Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, Barcelo Raval offers cutting-edge interior design in its swanky rooms with panoramic city vistas. If these views aren't enough, the hotel's rooftop terrace with a swimming pool showcases a... More

From $1,064

El Palauet Living Barcelona

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Free WiFi & SPA entrance

Located in a Modernista building right on Passeig de Gracia, El Palauet Living Barcelona features a rooftop spa with spectacular city views. It offers elegant, modern suites with free Wi-Fi. There is a 24-hour reception desk. El Palauet Living Barcelona's spacious suites include 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a... More

From $432

Hotel Arts Barcelona

5 stars
4.5 / 5 8 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Rate includes breakfast

With its striking contemporary architecture, Hotel Arts Barcelona has a commanding presence on the shores of the Mediterranean overlooking miles of beach. This award-winning retreat is renowned for its 24-hour personalized service, stunning 43rd-story spa and innovative dining in five restaurants offering a... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Barcelona hotels

From $118

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

4 stars
3.8 / 5 61 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Axel Hotels is the first hotel chain aimed at the gay community. Each Axel Hotel is a liberal and tolerant place where everyone is welcome irrespective of their sexual orientation. The hotel welcome, respect and value anyone who comes here without prejudice. Axel Hotel is hetero-friendly. At Axel Hotel Barcelona &... More

From $134

Barcelo Raval

4 stars
4.1 / 5 31 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Located inside a bold futuristic tower in the trendy Raval district, just steps away from Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, Barcelo Raval offers cutting-edge interior design in its swanky rooms with panoramic city vistas. If these views aren't enough, the hotel's rooftop terrace with a swimming pool showcases a... More

From $331

W Barcelona

5 stars
4.3 / 5 16 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Save 20% on your stay

W Barcelona is a 26-floor icon of silver glass created by the renowned Spanish architect, Ricardo Bofill. This masterpiece of avant-garde architecture rises above Barcelona's beachfront. The hotel features a full spectrum of facilities that include world-class restaurants, snappy Eclipse rooftop bar, cool WET pool and... More

From $182

Hotel Murmuri Barcelona

4 stars
4.6 / 5 14 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Designed by Kelly Hoppen, Hotel Murmuri Barcelona is a boutique hideaway at the heart of Eixample, a sister property of the renowned Majestic Hotel & Spa. The hotel features sleek contemporary rooms and five luxury apartments in the next-door building. The trendy Murmuri Restaurant serves... More

From $126

Cram Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 25 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

MODERISM DESIGN AND GASTRONOMY, IN A PRIVILEGED LOCATION. Surrounded by the cities most emblematic architecture, the hotel fits perfectly into this rich legacy. The modernist style faade dates back to 1892, and has a definite majestic elegance, the interior while also not lacking in refinement is contrastingly modern,... More

From $134

Melia Barcelona Sky

4 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Exclusive Offer! Stay 3 nights & Save 25% off!

With a modern design, Melia Barcelona Sky is, without a doubt a landmark in the city of Barcelona. Its 120 metres of height, 29 floors and 258 rooms make it one of the highest and most emblematic buildings in the Skyline of Barcelona. Central, modern and part of the symbols of identify of the city of Gaudi, it has been... More

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Flights

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Barcelona Mon, Aug 31 - Wed, Sep 30 $845
Chicago Barcelona Sat, Aug 29 - Thu, Sep 24 $845
Los Angeles Barcelona Mon, Aug 31 - Tue, Sep 8 $810
San Francisco Barcelona Sun, Aug 30 - Thu, Sep 10 $1,232
Madrid Barcelona Thu, Jul 23 - Thu, Jul 30 $79
Newark Barcelona Fri, Aug 21 - Sat, Aug 29 $844
Boston Barcelona Sun, Aug 30 - Thu, Sep 10 $843
Washington DC Barcelona Sun, Aug 23 - Thu, Sep 3 $1,010
Miami Barcelona Sun, Aug 30 - Thu, Sep 17 $996
London Barcelona Mon, Aug 17 - Wed, Aug 26 $234
Paris Barcelona Mon, Jul 6 - Tue, Jul 7 $191
Denver Barcelona Mon, Aug 31 - Wed, Sep 16 $1,285
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  • Historic background

    Influenced by Italian, French, Greek, Moorish and many other cultures, Barcelona is the capital of Spain's autonomous Catalonia region. It takes justifiable pride in its Catalan heritage, and the Catalan language is spoken as regularly as Spanish. Known to be the most cosmopolitan and progressive of Spain's cities, Barcelona is no stranger to diversity and has long embraced an attitude of tolerance and egalitarianism, especially toward its gay residents.

    Gay Barcelona

    While gay haunts can be found in most of the city's neighborhoods, the L'Eixample district plays host to much of the LGBT scene. Affectionately nicknamed "Gayxample," this barrio is also the hub of Barcelona's queer nightlife, with everything from dance clubs to leather parties to laid-back watering holes or even classical music bars.

    Festivals and events

    Just north of L'Eixample is the Gracia district, known for its week-long Festa Major, a huge block party taking place annually around August 15. Although each of Barcelona's different districts has its own celebration, the gay-flavored Festa Major de Gracia is one of the biggest and should not be missed.

    Out and about

    Other gay Barcelona travel highlights are the sparkling beaches and a day trip to Sitges, a very gay seaside resort town just 30 minutes away by train. Carnival in Sitges is the area's top gay event of the year -- the town comes alive with costumes and camp.

  • Adjust your body clock

    Most Barcelonans eat their main meal around 1:30 or 2:00 p.m., and then lighter fare around 10 p.m. And of course if you go out, don't plan on going to sleep until early the next morning!

    Flash your card

    Purchase a Barcelona Card that offers unlimited travel on public transportation and discounts at many museums and attractions. The card is available at Turisme de Barcelona offices in Placa de Catalunya and Placa Sant Jaume, as well as the Sants train station and the El Prat airport.

    Hail like a local

    If a taxi's green rooftop light is on, it's available. You can hail it in the street, but if you're within 200 yards of a taxi stand, the driver will ask you to get in line.

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