From: Saturday, Aug 6th, 2022
To: Sunday, Aug 14th, 2022
Europe’s Largest Gay Circuit Festival – with legendary Waterpark.
Barcelona Circuit Festival is the biggest European gay festival featuring ten sunny days of beach and parties. You should decide early on which parties you want to attend an which to skip. An all inclusive party wristband is the way to go if you want to go to as many parties as possible asn individual parties can cost up to EUR 60.
Getting to the parties
The producer of the event, Matinee, provide bus transport from Plz Catalunya to most of the out-of-town events. Tickets cost EUR 5 approximately. It’s worth noting that most of the biggest parties take place outside the centre of Barcelona so take the bus and enjoy a journey with lots of hot guys.
What time to arrive?
The parties really don’t get busy until after 2am – you are in Spain after all, where guys like to party late! 6am is the closing time, so most local guys will arrive between 2am and 3am. Dinner in Spain takes place after 9pm, drinks and midnight and then partying!
The Waterpark, the Holy Grail of Circuit!
The Waterpark is an essential part of the event. Let’s face it, if you haven’t been to that party, you haven’t been to Circuit! 14,000 gay people take over the waterpark. Head to the middle of the pool and wait for the music to begin. It’s truly amazing!
Date for the Circuit Festival Water Park
- The date has not been confirmed. Typically it takes place on the second Tuesday of the event. So we expect it to take place on Tue 9th August 2022.
Circuit Water Park – Day Party
- The day party takes place from 10am to 10pm finishing in a huge fireworks display.
Circuit Water Park – Night Party
- The night party takes place inside from 10pm to 6am.
Circuit Water Park – Facilities
- If you are attending both events, its best to bring a change of clothes. Lockers and showers are available but queues are long so be prepared to wait. The park has a lot of food vendors so you won’t go hungry.
- Circuit Festival Water park is about one hour from the centre of the town so the bus is the best way to visit. Taxi’s can be expensive and hard to obtain later on in the evening. If you want to return home without a queue, leave early.
The other unmissable parties are the Opening Party and the Closing Party, both of which are the most attended. Both sell out in advance so get your tickets early. La Leche and Brazil’s “The Week” party are also recommended.
If you plan on staying for the entire event make the NH Calderon your home base. It is perfectly located, close to the bus stops for the parties and the gay bars and clubs of Eixample.
Where to stay for Circuit Festival Barcelona
The gay area in Barcelona is known as Eixample close to the famous Las Ramblas in the heart of Barcelona.
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.
Recommended Apartments in Barcelona
Sleep 4 Guests
Each air conditioned apartment is equipped with a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, a living room with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower. Free WiFi.
Sleeps up to 6 Guests
Offers air conditioned apartments with a living area a flat-screen TV and sofa. Each has a kitchen, complete with a washing machine. private bathroom with a bath or a shower and balcony or terrace. Free WiFi.
Sleeps 6 Guests
This modern apartment with air conditioning has 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV. A full kitchen with a dishwasher. A bathrooms, furnished terrace with city views. Free WIFi
Sleeps 6 Guests
The apartment features a spacious living room & dining area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A balcony. A full kitchenette with a washing machine & coffee machine. 3 Bedrooms & a bathroom with shower. Free WIFi
Video CIRCUIT FESTIVAL Barcelona
Stunning video highlighting the best party of the event – the Waterpark.
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.
El Palace, 5 Star
Old World Charm
Hotels like this are rare in the city. Opulence abounds! Great location close to all of the bars and clubs.
H10 Metropolitan, 4 Star
Great chill out pool
2 minutes’ walk from Paseo de Gracia Avenue, with its boutique and designer fashion stores.
Catalonia Plaza, 4 Star
Great Value for money
Perfect location right in the heart of the city with sun terrace and spa. Books out often so grab a deal now!
Hotel Cram, 4 Star
Stylish- Perfect Location
Right in the heart of the gay district with rooftop pool, great service and a warm welcome every time.
Why you may want a car in Barcelona
Barcelona is an amazing city and there is a lot to do and see. But don’t forget that there is much more to discover just outside Barcelona.
A 46 min drive puts you in Sitges the famous gay town with its gay beaches and over 20 gay bars.
A 1 h 6 min drive and you are at Montserrat with its Basilica and Monastery. There are many activities to choose from. You may want to see the Black Madonna, visit the Museum, make your way to the Holy Cave, ride a funicular to the top of the mountain, or shop at the farmer’s market. If you have the opportunity, take in a performance by l’Escolania de Montserrat, the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe.
A 1 h 30 min drive takes you to The Historic City of Girona with its museums, galleries, Gothic churches and charming little bars and restaurants.
A 1 h 18 min in the car and arrive in Tarragona. The city is home to one of the most important and best preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.