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I LIKE MY CITY BECAUSE …
it borders the Mediterranean, is very international and the mountains are not far away. Ideal for hiking.

BEST TIME TO VISIT
June! It’s not too hot, but you can go to the beach already. By August, the Mediterranean will have warmed up more and more and it gets unpleasant in the city if you do not have air conditioning. At the end of June, there is the Sonar Festival with electronic progressive music and multimedia art. For me the best event of the year. www.sonar.es

RESTAURANT TIP
It’s more a snack: “Que Bo” – means “How tasty”. In Spain, most sandwiches and baguettes contain only meat but no vegetables. In “Que Bo” (Carrer de la Fusteria 14) there are many different vegetables and sauces available – ten or twelve – and it is really yummy!

BEST BAR
“La Bata de Boatine” (Robardor 18) in the Raval district. One of the most beautiful bars in the area.

BEST CLUB
At the moment, the Sunday Tea Dance in the “Lokotron” (Almogavers 86). But only starts around 20h00. Not designated gay event, but very gay-friendly!

BEST FLIRT
El Cangrejo Rojo (Villarroel 86). Niche lounge music and very relaxed. Great place for chatting, laughing, drinking and meeting men (just like Blanche).

NOT TO MISS
The church Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudí. You should also visit Montjuïc and the village of “Poble Espanyol”, built for the 1929 World Exhibition. In one of the towers there is a club.

MY FAVOURITE PLACE
In summer these are the Chiringuitos, the beach bars near Marbella. There is one designated for gays. There is music, there is no admission and the prices are moderate. Ideal for chilling, drinking, bathing and dancing in the evening. Typically Barcelona.

news

Austria | AUSTRIA, VIENNA | 26.11.2018

Vienna offers gay and lesbian visitors historic cafes, unique LGBT events and exceptional shopping opportunities. And from 2019 you can even get married in Vienna! Vienna is becoming more and more popular internationally as a gay and lesbian destination –…

USA | Tampa | 01.08.2018

A new brochure “Visit Tampa Gay” informs about the different neighbourhoods and attractions and gives insider tips from prominent members of the local LGBTIQ* community.

USA | San Francisco | 08.04.2018

Terminal 1 at San Francisco Airport will in future be named after the gay politician Harvey Milk, who was murdered in 1978.

Germany | Berlin | 14.03.2018

For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, SPARTACUS, one of the best-known brands for the international LGBT travel community, has awarded the SPARTACUS Travel Award.

01.03.2018

The new SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index names the LGBT Friendliest Travel Destinations. Canada and Sweden share the first place – Germany is catching up.

Berlin | 28.02.2018

Even bigger and even more diverse: from 7 to 11 March 2018, ITB Berlin will be presenting the world’s most extensive range of holiday offers as well as the latest travel trends and offers for gays and lesbians at a travel fair.