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 $114

Melia Barcelona Sky

4 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Free WiFi

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 $70

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

4 stars
3.9 / 5 50 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Free WIFI available in all areas

Delightful hideaway with a swank contemporary look near Casa BatlloIn a beautifully restored Art Deco building near Gaudi-designed Casa Batllo, Axel Hotel Barcelona is steps away from many Barcelona attractions. Stylish rooms feature a contemporary look and boast free Internet. The Kitchen Restaurant serves... More

From $135

Renaissance Barcelona Hotel

5 stars
4.3 / 5 9 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Rate includes breakfast

Discover Barcelona while enjoying the defining luxuries of the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel. Conveniently situated in the heart of Barcelona, Spain, the hotel's location puts travelers near bountiful shopping, fine restaurants and a wealth of entertainment. Within walking distance of Paseo de Gracia, the city's... More

From $138

The Mirror Barcelona

4 stars
3.9 / 5 9 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 $146

Hotel Murmuri Barcelona

4 stars
4.6 / 5 10 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

FREE Access to Gym & Pool Majestic Hotel Barcelona

Murmuri Barcelona Hotel is a 4 stars superior. A new concept of Boutique Hotel. Murmuri Barcelona is ready to surprise you, please you and serve you. A meeting point in the Rambla Catalunya where you can delight in the murmur of the constant throb of the city. Created in an intimate style, with reminiscences of... More

From $122

Cram Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 21 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi available in rooms

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 $107

Barcelo Raval

4 stars
4.1 / 5 24 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Stay in the hip part of town at this snappy tower hideawayLocated 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... More

From $727

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 $247

Hotel Arts Barcelona

5 stars
4.4 / 5 8 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Rate includes breakfast

Relax at this luxury tower hotel right on Barcelona’s beachWith 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... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Barcelona hotels

From $70

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

4 stars
3.9 / 5 50 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Delightful hideaway with a swank contemporary look near Casa BatlloIn a beautifully restored Art Deco building near Gaudi-designed Casa Batllo, Axel Hotel Barcelona is steps away from many Barcelona attractions. Stylish rooms feature a contemporary look and boast free Internet. The Kitchen Restaurant serves... More

From $107

Barcelo Raval

4 stars
4.1 / 5 24 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Free Wifi

Stay in the hip part of town at this snappy tower hideawayLocated 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... More

From $199

W Barcelona

5 stars
4.2 / 5 15 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Save 20% on your stay

Relax at this super-hip retreat by the beach in BarcelonaW 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... More

From $146

Hotel Murmuri Barcelona

4 stars
4.6 / 5 10 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Murmuri Barcelona Hotel is a 4 stars superior. A new concept of Boutique Hotel. Murmuri Barcelona is ready to surprise you, please you and serve you. A meeting point in the Rambla Catalunya where you can delight in the murmur of the constant throb of the city. Created in an intimate style, with reminiscences of... More

From $122

Cram Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 21 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 $114

Melia Barcelona Sky

4 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

Barcelona, Spain

Free WiFi

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 Thu, Nov 27 - Tue, Dec 2 $701
Chicago Barcelona Wed, Jan 14 - Wed, Jan 21 $761
Los Angeles Barcelona Fri, Nov 28 - Fri, Dec 5 $796
San Francisco Barcelona Thu, Jan 8 - Thu, Jan 15 $1,116
Madrid Barcelona Wed, Jan 7 - Wed, Jan 28 $88
Newark Barcelona Sat, Jan 10 - Sat, Jan 17 $807
Boston Barcelona Thu, Jan 15 - Wed, Jan 21 $731
Washington DC Barcelona Tue, Jan 20 - Tue, Jan 27 $751
Miami Barcelona Sun, Nov 23 - Fri, Dec 5 $821
London Barcelona Fri, Dec 12 - Thu, Dec 18 $167
Paris Barcelona Sat, Dec 6 - Tue, Dec 9 $168
Denver Barcelona Fri, Nov 28 - Fri, Dec 5 Check rates
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Barcelona highlights

  • 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.

Insider tips for Barcelona gay travel

  • 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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