Barcelona is a city with a rich history and culture, and it has long been a destination for LGBTQ+ travellers. The city has a vibrant LGBTQ+ community, and it is known for its inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. With its stunning architecture, delicious food, and lively nightlife, it’s no surprise that it’s a popular destination for the LGBTQ+ community.

How to get there: To travel to Barcelona from London, you have several options. The most convenient option is to fly directly to Barcelona-El Prat Airport, which is well connected to London’s airports. Alternatively, you can also take a train or bus from London to Barcelona.

When to go: The best time of year to visit Barcelona as an LGBTQ+ person is during the summer months, specifically June and July. The city celebrates the Pride Parade in June, and many gay bars and clubs have outdoor terraces and parties during this time.

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Top five things to do:

  1. La Rambla – This iconic street is a must-visit for any traveler to Barcelona. Known for its lively atmosphere and street performers, it’s a great place to people-watch and explore the city.
  2. Park Güell – This famous park designed by Antoni Gaudí is a must-see for any architecture lover. With its colourful mosaics and whimsical design, it’s a great place to relax and take in the sights.
  3. The Gothic Quarter – This charming neighbourhood is home to some of the city’s most beautiful buildings and is a great place to explore on foot.
  4. The Beach – Barcelona is home to some of the best beaches in Europe and is a great place to soak up the sun and relax.
  5. Gayxample – This is the gay neighbourhood of Barcelona, located in the Eixample district. It is full of gay bars, clubs, and shops, and is a great place to explore the city’s LGBTQ+ culture.

Where to stay: For budget accommodation, consider staying at Generator Hostel. This hostel is centrally located and offers affordable prices. For luxury accommodation, consider staying at Casa Fuster, a 5-star hotel located in the upscale Eixample district, close to many of the city’s top attractions and offers a rooftop terrace with city views.

We hope that this guide has provided you with all the information you need to plan your LGBTQ+ trip to Barcelona. However, we always welcome feedback and suggestions from our readers. If you have any tips or recommendations for other LGBTQ+ travellers visiting Barcelona, please share them in the comments section below.