Spain is the second main tourist destination in the world, welcoming 83 million visitors last year.
Atmosphere in Big Cities. Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia and Seville, among others, are good examples of Spain’s tolerance and open character. Furthermore, in Madrid and Barcelona there are areas specifically frequented by the LGBTQ community. In Madrid, this would be the Chueca quarter, which is located quite centrally. While in Barcelona it is the Gaixample, between the streets Balmes, Gran Via, Urgell and Aragó. In both cases, these areas bring together a large part of the most alternative culture and fashion, as well as gay-friendly bars.
Main Coastal Destinations. Think about Spain’s sun and good weather. Imagine days on the a Mediterranean beach or wide-open sandy areas on the ocean. Add a gay-friendly atmosphere, lots of cultural options and an exciting night-life. If you like the combination, you should visit Spanish destinations like Sitges, Maspalomas and Ibiza.
Gay Pride Celebrations. You’ll find unmissable parties in Spain to fully experience its LGTB atmosphere. For example, the Gay Pride celebrations in 2019. The most famous are those in Madrid, June 27-July 7, Barcelona, June 28-30 Ibiza, June 12-15 Sitges, June 1-10, Maspalomas, May 2-12, and Seville, Pride of Andalucía June 27-29, Bilbao June20-23, Valencia June 22.