Awaiting Dates for 2020
Bilbao Gay Pride
Gay Pride Bilbao takes place in June each year and is billed as a socio-cultural festival that advocates for LGBT visibility and for diversity.
The Basque region’s message is positive, inclusive and welcoming:
everyone can join us because, no matter who or what, love always wins!
The pride is centred around Bilbao Pride Stage (Arenal) with shows and acts taking place nightly from 8pm. Other events include the Football Championship for diversity in sports (men’s and women’s), a family day and a Brunch for diversity in the Gastronomic Route.
The highlight of Bilbao Pride is the parade itself, which is not a traditional parade, but rather a flotialla! On the Saturday of the event at 17:30 boats leave from the estuary of Bilbao (departure: Pio Baroja) and continue along the river. Parties take place on all the boats and they are decorated with bright rainbow colours for all of Bilabo to see!
The bars and clubs of Bilbao will also host parties and events. Bilbao’s lovely little and highly local gay scene itself, mainly centred in the Old Town and the aptly-named San Francisco district just across the river and wrapped around the main train station. By no means everyone will speak English – or Spanish
Hub of northern Spain’s staunchly independent Basque region, Bilbao was a gay Mecca long before the Guggenheim Museum opened its doors
Now with all the fun happening around the gay area that’s where you are going to want to stay,
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of Bilbao
The gay scene centers around the Casco Viejo near the historic “seven streets” of the old city center, and the area between the river and San Frantzisko Kalea (Calle de San Francisco). All points area easily walkable, one from another.
Video Of Bilbao Gay Pride
Bilbao Pride 2017 – long version
Recommended Hotels in Bilbao
After the opening of the Guggenheim, Bilbao’s hotel scene exploded with new venues and refurbishments. These hotels are all located within easy walking distance of Bilbao’s gay district and the best landmarks.
Hotel Meliá Bilbao
5 Star, Luxury
Each luxurious room at the Bilbao has flat-screen TV and a pillow menu. Bathrooms marble floors The hotel’s Aizian Restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2014