Gay Barcelona Barcelona City Guide City Guides > Spain > Gay Barcelona Barcelona Jessica Benavides CanepaEnchanting 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. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in BarcelonaAmid 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 Brummell BrummellThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more Beijing City GuideHave you fully lived if you’ve never walked the Great Wall of China? A trip to Beijing lets you check that box as well as plenty of other marvels. To access this content, you must purchase City Guides subscription. Explore > The favourite places of Robert DriscollHaving worked for some mainstream tour operators for several years back in the ‘90s, Robert Driscoll launched Venture Out 20 years ago. He talks to Mr Hudson about some of his favourite places. Read story > Gay Chile, the best places of the longest country in the worldWhether its nature, nightlife or fine wine you’re looking for while in South America, Chile has it by the barrelful with a mighty tourism industry to boot. Prepare yourself to be bowled over by warm, welcoming locals and much epic scenery along the way. Read story > Subscribe to our newsletterYou can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.