Barcelona’s gay district is in Eixample – know locally as Gaixample. Find the best hotel deals now!
Barcelona Christmas Markets
Christmas markets are prominent in many cities and Barcelona is no exception. La Fira de Santa Llúica opens on 28 November and is centrally located in front of Barcelona Cathedral in the gothic area of the city. The atmosphere at the charming markets will get you into the true Christmas spirit – you won’t want to leave!
The atmosphere at the charming markets will get you into the true Christmas spirit – you won’t want to leave! Plaça de Catalunya gets dressed up for the Christmas season. Head over for light and sound shows at Montjuic that will show you the square’s fountains in a new way!
The traditional Nativity scene is known as the “Pessebre” in Barcelona and there are several displays across the city. Festivities officially start on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December when many visit the Pessebre in Plaça Sant Jaume. The display is adapted to a modern day environment every year. Look out for “El Caganer” an unusual traditional Catalan figure that has made its way into Nativity scenes. You can purchase celebrity versions of this “pooing rascal”, yes we kid you not, at many of the Christmas fairs.
Although many locals celebrate Christmas day, the main party in Spain takes place on January 6 and is called the Feast of the Epiphany. The Night of the Three Kings (Cavalcada de Reis in Catalan) takes place on January 5 and a colourful parade begins at Moll de la Fusta at Port Vell and makes its way through the city.
There are many other events taking place during the month of December in the city. From the stunning christmas lights on the Ramblas to the crazy Santa Swim, a Barcelona Christmas is both fun and unique with crazy traditions and a warm and charming welcome.
Watch or join in as many people brave the freezing cold water to jump into the harbour at Portal de la Pau on Christmas Day. This fun event is known as the Copa Nadal de Natació and Catalans have been following the festive tradition for more than 100 years.
We have included hotels and apartments around the gay area that have good revues and keep you in the heart of all the fun, Hotel Cram, Axel Hotel, Hotel H10 Casanova, Az Barcelona Center, Ako Suites Hotel, Up Suites Bcn, Hotel Soho, Hotel Advance, Visit-BCN Consell de Cent, Acevi Villarroel, Barcelonaguest, Hotel NH Calderon. if you think an apartment would suit you better a good website for apartments is www.gayapartments4u.com. And if you need more information about Barcelona take a look at www.gaybarcelona4u.com
Gay Map of Barcelona
The gay district of Barcelona is located in the city’s Eixample district, known locally as “Gaixample”. Here you will find most of the gay bars, clubs and restaurants. It is quite compact and easy to navigate. There are also lots of hotels and apartments available in this area.
Video Of Barcelona Christmas Markets
Barcelona Christmas 2014!
Recommended Hotels in Barcelona
We recommend that you stay in the Eixample area where possible. Its close to everything – all the gay bars and clubs and the city’s main attractions.
Stylish- Perfect Location
Right in the heart of the gay district with rooftop pool, great service and a warm welcome every time.
Great chill out pool
2 minutes’ walk from Paseo de Gracia Avenue, with its boutique and designer fashion stores.
Hotel Palace GL
Old World Charm
Hotels like this are rare in the city. Opulence abounds! Great location close to all of the bars and clubs.