Barcelona’s gay district is in Eixample – know locally as Gaixample. Find the best hotel deals now!
Europe’s Largest Gay Circuit Festival – with legendary Waterpark Festival.
Barcelona Circuit Festival is the biggest European gay festival featuring twelve 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 40.
The producer of the event, Matinee, provide busses from Plz Catalunya to most of the out-of-town events. Tickets cost EUR 5 approximately. Its worth noting that most of the biggest parties take place outside the centre of Barcelona so its worth taking the bus and you get to meet lots of hot guys on the journey.
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 takes place after 9pm, drinks and midnight and then partying!
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. Its truly amazing! The day party takes place from 10am to 10pm finishing in a huge fireworks display. The night party takes place inside from 10pm to 6am. 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. The 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.
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.
Circuit Festival official hotel is the 4 star NH Calderon, the gay area in Barcelona is known as Eixample close to the famous Las Ramblas in the heart of Barcelona. Take a look at www.gaybarcelona4u.com for more info on the gay bars and clubs.
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
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 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.