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Gay Barcelona – A Guide To Barcelona For Gay Visitors

By: James Burrows

You people generally know Barcelona for its historic & culture excellence, architectural magnificence, and artistic opulence, but the city is also known for sensual pleasures. Barcelona certainly is the city that stores plenty of fleshy pleasures for gays & lesbians. It is one of the most popular gay holiday destinations in the Europe.

Barcelona’s main gay area
is called L’Eixample or Gayxample. Las Ramblas is the thoroughfare that everyone is fond of in Barcelona. The thoroughfare runs from the port, to the center of town, and stops just a few blocks short of the gay village. It is widely known the street performers of Barcelona, and it is favorite place of local pick pockets. The place comes to life after dark, and gay gentlemen come out to play. The city’s gay scene is stylish and vivacious, but the actual action begins after midnight. The bars get crowded after midnight, and the discos don’t entertain guests until 3am. So, most of the gay action begins after 3 am. Furthermore, the city has a number of gay friendly restaurants, bars, clubs & discos, saunas & gyms, hotels & B &Bs, and shopping places.

Gay restaurants in Barcelona include

  • Café Miranda (Casanova, 30),
  • Castro (Casanova, 85), dDivine (Balmes, 24),
  • Eterna (Concell de Cent, 127), Forty (Roger de Llúria, 40),
  • Iurantia (Casanova, 42), Little Italy (Mq’ de l’Argentera, 19),
  • Mùi (Villarroel, 82), Ochún Aché (Enrique Granados, 10),
  • Out of China (Muntaner, 100), Rodamon (Aribau, 159),
  • Sazzerak (Consejo de Ciento, 211), and Sûculus (Diputación, 172).

Barcelona’s Gay Bars include

  • Ámbar (Casanova, 71),
  • Átame (Consell de Cent, 257),
  • Aurora (Aurora, 7),
  • Bacon Bear (Casanova, 64),
  • Balmes 88, Bar Lola (Bruc, 121),
  • Bear Factory (Pasaje Domingo, 3),
  • Carpe Diem (Assaonadors, 25),
  • Ciutat Vella (San Rafael, 11),
  • Crazy’s (Concell de Cent, 245),
  • Dietrich (Consell de Cent, 255),
  • Espai Magic (Sant Marc, 18-20),
  • Fuse (Roger de Llúria, 40),
  • G Café (Muntaner, 24),
  • Imagine (Mariano Cubi, 4),
  • La Base (Casanova, 201),
  • La Cama 54 (Sepúlveda, 178),
  • La Fira (Provença, 171),
  • La Luna (Diagonal, 323),
  • La Rosa (Brusi, 39), Mandarina (Diputació, 157),
  • Marsella (Sant Pau, 65),
  • New Chaps (Diagonal, 365),
  • People Lounge (Villarroel, 71),
  • Punto BCN (Muntaner, 63),
  • QTD (Concell de Cent, 257),
  • Quizás (Diputació, 161),
  • Schilliing (Ferran, 23),
  •  Shadow (Concell de Cent, 223),
  • Sky Bar (d’Aribau, 33), Sweet Café (Casanova, 75),
  • Topxi (Valencia, 358), and
  • Zeltas (Casanova, 75).

Gay Discos in Barcelona include

  • Arena Classic (Diputación, 233),
  • Arena Madre (Balmes, 32),
  • Arena Dandy (Gran Vía, 593),
  • Arena VIP (Gran Vía, 593),
  • Café Olé (Lepanto, 408), Martin’s (Paseo de Gracia, 130),
  • Metro (Sepúlveda, 185),
  • Salvation (Ronda San Pere, 19-21),
  • Souvenir (Noi de Sucre, 75), and
  • Space Ibiza (Tarragona, 141-147).

Gay Saunas in Barcelona are

  • Bruch (Bruc, 65),
  • Buenos Aires (Urgell, 114),
  • Casanova (Casanova, 57),
  • Condal (Espolsasacs, 1),
  • Corinto (Pelai, 62),
  • Galilea (Calabria, 59),
  • Sauna BCN (Tuset, 1),
  • Thermas (Diputació, 46),
  • Korpus (Urgell, 150), and
  • Neron…(Consell de Cent, 185).

Gay Friendly Hotels and B&B in Barcelona include

  • Absolut Centro (Casanova, 72),
  • Barcelona City Centre (Balmes, 60),
  • Barcelona City Ramblas (La Rambla, 133. 3º),
  • Barcelona City Urquinaona (Bailen, 13),
  • Casa de Billy (Rambla Cataluña),
  • Central Town (Ronda San Pau, 51, 5º),
  • Suite Gaudí BCN (Rambla Cataluña, 103).

Gay Shopping Facilities in Barcelona include

  • Antinovs (Book store, Josep Anselm Clavé, 6),
  • Boyberry (Sex shop, Calàbria, 96),
  • Cómplices (Book store, Cervantes, 2),
  • D-arness (Sex shop, Casanova, 63),
  • Don Peter (Sex shop, del Pi, 1 local 1),
  • Nosotros (Book store, Casanova, 56),
  • Nostromo (Sex shop, Diputación, 208),
  • Ovlas (Clothes, Via Laietana, 33),
  • Petróleo (Clothes, Villarroel, 191),
  • Rainbow (Travel agent, Diputación, 191),
  • Scorpius (Sex shop, Gran Via, 384-390),
  • Sestienda (Sex shop, Rauric, 11), and
  • Zeus (Sex shop, Riera Alta, 20).

And, if you want some gay fun outside Barcelona, Stiges is the fantastic place, located some 40 kilometers south west of Barcelona. It is known for offering the liveliest & hippest of gay scenes in Spain. It is famous for its gay beaches and nightspots.

Gayxample – Barcelona, Spain
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By: James Burrows - James Burrows – Author writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing listings for Hotels, Villas, Barcelona holiday apartments, and Holiday apartments worldwide.

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