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Catalonia is a land of tolerance and civil liberties. It's one of the pioneering areas in LGBTI community integration and promoting laws against homophobia and discrimination. It welcomes some of the most popular party atmospheres and accepts sexual differences with discretion and healthy indifference. Catalonia welcomes gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals with sensitivity and tradition, because you can feel at home in Catalonia.

 The gay capital of southern Europe
Barcelona's heart beats in time with the LGBTI spirit. The Eixample district, a pace-setter for the city, is commonly known as Gaixample for its varied offerings for the gay community: fashion, bars, restaurants, clubs and sex shops... Cruise boats for LGBTI travellers regularly moor in the Catalan capital's harbour, including the 'Olivia', with a capacity of one thousand lesbian travellers, or the 'Atlantis', with a capacity of more than two thousand gay travellers.
The Barcelona Pride Parade is one of the most spectacular in Europe, after Sitges, the seaside resort where homosexuals from all over the world come to live on the Mediterranean. Cinema, culture and art attract thousands of visitors every year to the Catalan capital.

Diverse Catalonia
Among the varied options for LGBTI travellers, it should be noted that the majority of hotels define themselves as gay-friendly. You can also find food and wine tourism, sports, luxury or nature experiences exclusively organised for the LGBTI community.
The Delta de L'Ebre, with its fine sandy beaches, Costa Brava, with a wide range of nudist and gay beaches, or Costa Daurada, with its outstanding range of water-based activities, are some of the options for seaside stays. The grandeur of Monserrat, discovering the natural pools in Massis dels Ports or touring through the Aigüestortes i Llac de Sant Maurici National Park, in the Catalan Pyrenees, are attractive suggestions for making the most of the mountainous areas.
LGBTI-exclusive offers are limited outside of cities, but there are associations, establishments and organised activities for the LGBTI community throughout the area. Catalonia is rich and diverse: whether you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual, we will welcome you with open arms.
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Catalonia is the land of civil liberties. It’s one of the pioneering areas in Europe for LGBTI community integration and promoting laws against homophobia and discrimination.

Hotels
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These are some of the 'gay friendly' hotels of Catalonia.
Playa en el Puerto Olímpico de Barcelona.      (© BCN Travel)
Soho
The Soho Barcelona hotel offers modern and stylish accommodation in its 51 rooms in the Eixample neighbourhood. On the eighth floor of the building, there is a magnificent outdoor swimming pool with sun deck and lounge furniture.
Port at dusk.  (© Miguel Angel Alvarez)
Flamingo
Hotel Flamingo is a sustainable building which has received awards for its scrupulous respect for the environment, situated in the town of L'Ampolla, in a location with spectacular views over the Gulf of Sant Jordi.
Fachada de entrada del hotel Claris and Spa, en la intersección de las calles Pau Claris y València en Barcelona. (© Hotel Claris and Spa)
Claris
This five-star grand hotel occupies the old Vedruna palace, in a quiet area of Barcelona's Eixample district, which provides carefully decorated interiors, function rooms and a terrace with views over Barcelona.
Call de Girona street These images have been acquired through the Eurocat project within the EU programme POCTEFA and, accordingly, their public display must carry the logos of the EU funding. (© @ Departament de Presidència de la Generalitat de Catalunya)
Carlemany
The location of this comfortable modern-design hotel with many glass walls means you can enjoy the most modern and commercial side of Girona, as well as its monuments.
View of the town and Suda castle  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Hotels Sb Corona Tortosa
The Corona Tortosa is located in a central square of the city, next to the broad Ebre River and has four floors with a garden that includes a circular pool, a sundeck and a wooded area.
Beaches
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Along the coast of Catalonia, which extends more than 800 km,  you will find a wide range of nudist and LGBTI community beaches. Do you want to know what they are?
Youngsters on the Sant Sebastià Beach in Sitges (© Lluís Carro)
Sant Sebastià
A fine golden sand beach to the north of the church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla. It has all kinds of services and virtually no slope into the sea, so it is very suitable for children and people with mobility difficulties.
Sailing boats taking part in a regatta  (© Marc Ripol)
La Mar Bella
On the sea front of the Poblenou district, to the north of the city, this beach has sand with medium-sized grains and has a slight slope for accessing the sea. It has numerous services and sporting facilities.
Majestuoso atardecer en Cala Ruga (Tamarit, el Vendrell). Parte de la Ruta del Xató.  (© Ruta del xató)
Els Balmins
To the north of the urban centre of Sitges, in front of the cemetery and before the Aiguadolç estate, this fine golden sand beach presents a virtuallt flat entry in the sea and numerous services.
Beach of La Marquesa in the Delta del Ebro Nature Park  (© José Luis Rodríguez)
La Marquesa
Of all the beaches in the Ebro Delta Nature Reserve, La Marquesa is one of the most appreciated ones.
Sant Pol de Mar at dusk from the chapel of Sant Pau.  (© Turismo Verde S.L.)
La Murtra-El molí
A beach of a little over 1 kilometre in length with a complicated access and hardly any services, except for showers and toilets. It is of medium grain sand with areas of rocks and nudism is often practised here.
Ciclistes davant de la platja       (© Foto-tècnia fotògrafs)
Sa Boadella
A beach located on the outskirts of the urban centre of Lloret de Mar. It is surrounded by vegetation and has showers, a rescue service and beach bar. Nudism is generally practised in the area.
Shopping
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Do you want to go shopping? These are some of the shops that you may be interested in.
Gente paseando por las tiendas del centro comercial La Roca Village. (© LRV - Summer House)
La Roca Village
You don't need to travel far to enjoy the ultimate open-air shopping experience. The Village offers the extraordinary every day, with exceptional hospitality, delicious dining and year-round savings of up to 60% off the recommended retail price.
Cómplices
Cómplices
Cómplices es una librería que difunde la cultura homosexual, además de luchar por sus derechos y su integración en la sociedad. Esta librería dispone de un gran número de libros, cómics, películas, revistas... de temática gay, lésbica, bisexual y transexual.
Racó de la Calma (Quiet Corner) (© Tina Bagué)
Les Garçons
Les Garçons es una tienda de Sitges que está especializada en moda masculina y dispone de una gran variedad de prendas de ropa de firmas prestigiosas.
Leisure
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If you are looking for bars or nightlife entertainment venues, here is a selection.
Chimeneas de la Casa Batlló y tejado de cerámica (1904-1906). Antoni Gaudí. Barcelona.       (© Toni Vidal)
El Cangrejo Raval
This kitsch place in the Raval neighbourhood is a paradise for the most authentic folk fans, with daring performances and genuine music.
Barcelona from Güell Park. (© Francesc Muntada/Sincronia)
Arena Classic
Lively bar right in the middle of Barcelona's Gaixample. It belongs to the Arena Group that has five other gay bars in the city. Young, fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Pyrotechnic-musical of the celebrations of Mercè (© Lluís Carro)
Moeem Barcelona
Bar with a great atmosphere, focused on mainly gay clientèle. The music falls to the DJs who usually play pop, dance and hits from all eras. It has a terrace.
Aerial view of the Eixample (© Oriol Llauradó)
Metro Disco BCN
El Metro is one of the craziest fun places on the Barcelona gay scene. Located in the Eixample neighbourhood, it will surprise you with a different show each night.
Surtido de tapas en un bar. (© Arthur Friedrerich Selbach)
Chiringuito Begay
Beach bar in the Mar Bella area. As it name indicates, it mainly caters for gay customers, although its clientèle come from all walks of life.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
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AC Som
Hospitalet de Llobregat, l' / Barcelona
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Modern hotel near the Gran Via venue of Fira de Barcelona. The rooms feature natural light, there is a gym, a meeting room and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.
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Alp Hotel
Alp / Pyrenees
Located in the midst of nature and by the ski slopes, Alp Hotel is a comfortable and cosy proposal in the heart of the Cerdanya region. Facilities include heated indoor and outdoor pools and a movie theatre with daily screenings.
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Carlemany
Girona / Costa Brava
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The location of this comfortable modern-design hotel with many glass walls means you can enjoy the most modern and commercial side of Girona, as well as its monuments.
ClarisClaris
Claris
Barcelona / Barcelona
This five-star grand hotel occupies the old Vedruna palace, in a quiet area of Barcelona's Eixample district, which provides carefully decorated interiors, function rooms and a terrace with views over Barcelona.
El Racó de MadremanyaEl Racó de Madremanya
El Racó de Madremanya
Madremanya / Costa Brava
Located in the medieval village of Madremanya, in the heart of the Empordà, this hotel occupies a property with 3000 square metres of garden and a 17th century farmhouse offering elegant and comfortable accommodation in one of its 10 rooms.
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Hilton Diagonal Mar
Barcelona / Barcelona
The Hilton Diagonal Mar is located in Barcelona's business district, next to the Convention Center CCIB and Diagonal Mar shopping mall. Llevant beach is 550 meters away, and it's five minutes away from El Maresme metro station. The metro ride to the city center takes 20 minutes.
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Hotels Sb Corona Tortosa
Tortosa / Terres de l'Ebre
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The Corona Tortosa is located in a central square of the city, next to the broad Ebre River and has four floors with a garden that includes a circular pool, a sundeck and a wooded area.
MajesticMajestic
Majestic
Barcelona / Barcelona
The Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is a distinguished five-star hotel on Passeig de Gràcia. It offers a wide variety of services and amenities to suit the needs of its guests. The luxury, comfort and personalised service of this hotel earned it a World Travel Awards nomination.
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Mas Pau
Avinyonet de Puigventós / Costa Brava
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The Mas Pau restaurant and hotel is located in a fully restored 16th century farmhouse which meets the expectations of even the most discerning guests.
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Regente Aragón
Salou / Costa Daurada
The Regente Aragón hotel occupies a new building in the middle of the town of Salou and is close to two local beaches; Ponent and Llevant, two minutes from the seafront and the yacht club and five from the PortAventura theme park.
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jaume I
Barcelona / Barcelona
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A hotel decorated in a classic style that offers accommodation in the centre of Barcelona, close to Plaza Sant Jaume and the emblematic Rambles.
AC BarcelonaAC Barcelona
AC Barcelona
Barcelona / Barcelona
A hotel which is located in the Forum area of Barcelona and is known for its spa and pool with panoramic views and offers interiors with minimalist and modern decorations.
AC Gavà MarAC Gavà Mar
AC Gavà Mar
Gavà / Costa Barcelona
A hotel which is located at the beachfront of Gava, with outdoor pool and 8,000 square meters of garden, where you can hold congresses, banquets and all kinds of events.
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AC Hotel Baqueira
Naut Aran / Val d'Aran
At the heart of Baqueira-Beret (Val d'Aran), the AC Baqueira is a luxury hotel at the foot of the slopes. Aimed at lovers of winter sports and adventure, it is also ideal for those who simply wish to relax in a unique environment.
AC Hotel TarragonaAC Hotel Tarragona
AC Hotel Tarragona
Tarragona / Costa Daurada
Modern hotel located in one of the main arteries of Tarragona, with comfortable and functional rooms and comfortable common spaces with minimalist décor.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
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Banana bus + kayak
Calella / Costa Barcelona
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The Water Sports Centre offers kayaking and a banana bus experience to help you enjoy a day on the Calella coast.
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AC SomAC Som
AC Som
Hospitalet de Llobregat, l' / Barcelona
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Modern hotel near the Gran Via venue of Fira de Barcelona. The rooms feature natural light, there is a gym, a meeting room and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.
Alp HotelAlp Hotel
Alp Hotel
Alp / Pyrenees
Located in the midst of nature and by the ski slopes, Alp Hotel is a comfortable and cosy proposal in the heart of the Cerdanya region. Facilities include heated indoor and outdoor pools and a movie theatre with daily screenings.
Banana bus + kayakBanana bus + kayak
Banana bus + kayak
Calella / Costa Barcelona
Streetd'Anselm Clavé213Calella08370
The Water Sports Centre offers kayaking and a banana bus experience to help you enjoy a day on the Calella coast.
Can SoléCan Solé
Can Solé
Barcelona / Barcelona
Can Solé was founded in 1903 and is one of the most traditional restaurants in the Barceloneta neighbourhood of Barcelona. It has taken on new culinary approaches but its seafood dishes still taste the way they used to do. We could highlight the assortment of rice dishes, noodles, grilled or roast seafood and shellfish, stews and fish sauces, crayfish or common lobster.
CarlemanyCarlemany
Carlemany
Girona / Costa Brava
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The location of this comfortable modern-design hotel with many glass walls means you can enjoy the most modern and commercial side of Girona, as well as its monuments.
ClarisClaris
Claris
Barcelona / Barcelona
This five-star grand hotel occupies the old Vedruna palace, in a quiet area of Barcelona's Eixample district, which provides carefully decorated interiors, function rooms and a terrace with views over Barcelona.
El Racó de MadremanyaEl Racó de Madremanya
El Racó de Madremanya
Madremanya / Costa Brava
Located in the medieval village of Madremanya, in the heart of the Empordà, this hotel occupies a property with 3000 square metres of garden and a 17th century farmhouse offering elegant and comfortable accommodation in one of its 10 rooms.
Hilton Diagonal MarHilton Diagonal Mar
Hilton Diagonal Mar
Barcelona / Barcelona
The Hilton Diagonal Mar is located in Barcelona's business district, next to the Convention Center CCIB and Diagonal Mar shopping mall. Llevant beach is 550 meters away, and it's five minutes away from El Maresme metro station. The metro ride to the city center takes 20 minutes.
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Hotels Sb Corona Tortosa
Tortosa / Terres de l'Ebre
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The Corona Tortosa is located in a central square of the city, next to the broad Ebre River and has four floors with a garden that includes a circular pool, a sundeck and a wooded area.
MajesticMajestic
Majestic
Barcelona / Barcelona
The Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is a distinguished five-star hotel on Passeig de Gràcia. It offers a wide variety of services and amenities to suit the needs of its guests. The luxury, comfort and personalised service of this hotel earned it a World Travel Awards nomination.
Mas PauMas Pau
Mas Pau
Avinyonet de Puigventós / Costa Brava
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The Mas Pau restaurant and hotel is located in a fully restored 16th century farmhouse which meets the expectations of even the most discerning guests.
Regente AragónRegente Aragón
Regente Aragón
Salou / Costa Daurada
The Regente Aragón hotel occupies a new building in the middle of the town of Salou and is close to two local beaches; Ponent and Llevant, two minutes from the seafront and the yacht club and five from the PortAventura theme park.
jaume Ijaume I
jaume I
Barcelona / Barcelona
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A hotel decorated in a classic style that offers accommodation in the centre of Barcelona, close to Plaza Sant Jaume and the emblematic Rambles.
AC BarcelonaAC Barcelona
AC Barcelona
Barcelona / Barcelona
A hotel which is located in the Forum area of Barcelona and is known for its spa and pool with panoramic views and offers interiors with minimalist and modern decorations.
AC Gavà MarAC Gavà Mar
AC Gavà Mar
Gavà / Costa Barcelona
A hotel which is located at the beachfront of Gava, with outdoor pool and 8,000 square meters of garden, where you can hold congresses, banquets and all kinds of events.