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Valencia Gay Pride
Valencia is a friendly and open-minded city, where everybody is made to feel welcome, whatever their sexuality. For many years the city has had a thriving gay scene with many bars and clubs proudly displaying the rainbow flag. And the annual LGBT Pride celebration has become a major event where everybody, locals and visitors alike, join in the party.
On Saturday the streets of Valencia will fill with color during the Pride Parade. Expect drag queens in their finest outfits and plenty of noise and multicolored flags, but above all, a joyous atmosphere as the parade goes through the city center, starting at 7.30pm at Puerta de la Mar.
The parade will end at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (City Hall Square), where the biggest party of all will then unfold: the Fiesta del Orgullo
LGBT, starting at 9.30pm. Get ready to dance well into the small hours to party tunes by a selection of the best local DJs and artists.
But of course, the LGBT Pride celebrations in Valencia don’t last just one day, but over a whole month! Throughout June, the city has played
host to an LGBT Film Festival, concerts, book presentations, special theatre performances and exhibitions.
And on 28th June, the Diputación de Valencia (provincial government) building in the historic city center will light up with the colors of
the rainbow flag to celebrate International LGBT Pride Day. The date commemorates a significant event that took place in New York in 1969,
When police raided a famous gay bar, triggering the spontaneous reaction of the LGBT community in defense of their right to be accepted and
treated just like anybody else, something that continues to this very day.
Finally, in July, the party will move to the seaside with the No Closet Summer Festival taking place at the Marina of Valencia.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Map of Valencia
The gay scene in Valencia is spread out in 2 distinct districts, The Botànic/Quart and Russafa (Ruzafa). Both are within close walking distance from the Old Town centre. The city also has one gay beach, Platja de l’Arbre del Gos which is outside of the city, however the city beach is packed full of gay boys throughout the season.
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Marcha Orgullo Gay Valencia
Recommended Hotels in Valencia
We have selected a selection of our readers favourite hotels in Valencia. All are located in the heart of the city close to the Valencia’s two popular gay districts.