Barcelona Gay Travel

Gay Barcelona Barcelona Travel Guide

Enchanting visitors with her sultry Mediterranean shores and assortment of historical riches dating back to Roman times, Barcelona is a city for the ages. Home to boldly distinctive architecture, world-class cuisine and a diverse cultural playground bursting with museums, live performance and endless possibilities, the Queen of Catalonia delivers a bountiful adventure. Scour for treasure in her open-air markets, slurp up fideuà – Paella’s lesser-known noodly cousin – at any number of traditional tapas eateries before exploring the architectural feats of the Gothic Quarter. Annual unmissable parties include the summer Circuit Festival, Easter Matinee and of course Pride Barcelona – arguably one of the world’s best pride parades. For gay nightlife action any time of year, choose between the classy bars and clubs of ultra-fashionable L’Eixample district (widely known as Gayxample), seaside clubbing in Vila Olimpica, or, the designer digs of Barça’s rapidly emerging 22@ district. Wondering what to do in Barcelona? Read on for Mr. Hudson’s complete Barcelona gay city guide.

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The best hotels in Barcelona

Amid Barcelona’s infinite cultural attractions and esteemed architecture, you’ll also be glad to find some amazing accommodation options. Understated sophistication best describes the décor of The Serras, an upscale boutique lodging by the sea. Featuring just 30 luminous rooms, the vibe is intimate and decidedly urban; hardwood floors, symmetrical-patterned wallpaper and neutral-toned furnishings are the dominant characteristics, with occasional splashes of colour for good measure. Revel in 5-star luxury all the way; whether with cocktails on the tree-lined rooftop, cosy conversation at Le Nine mezzanine bar, or smart-yet-casual cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Informal. Equally as elegant is the Alma Barcelona situated in L’Eixample district, a minimalist chic luxury hotel with a 40s twist. Design aficionados will love this one for its sculptural staircase, stylish heated pool and spa as well as its sexy rooftop bar with Gaudi-glam views. A refreshing combination of practical design, welcoming staff and comfy beds is served up by Brummell, a new concept in casual luxury – less bling and more soul. This hotel puts into practice what it calls “tropical modernism”; a combination of exotic elements and a Nordic aesthetic without losing its connection to its Mediterranean origins.

Hotel Alma

Hotel Alma

Brummell

Brummell

Brummell

Brummell

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