Five Gay Spanish Party Cities – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , June 13th, 2018

Five Gay Spanish Party Cities - The Nomadic Boys

Spain is famous for being very gay friendly and we absolutely love it!

As well as having some of the hottest men you’ll ever see, it also has some of the best gay parties we’ve been to, from the famous Madrid Pride, to Barcelona’s Circuit festivals. We’ve put together our 5 favourite gay cities in Spain to come and party like crazy.

Madrid

The Spanish capital is famous for being the best gay city for partying in Spain. We love visiting Madrid, whether it’s for Pride, or just an ad hoc weekend of partying. Either way, we know that a visit here is always going to be a lot of fun.

The Madrid Pride (“Orgullo Gay de Madrid”) takes place every year in June/July, and it is huge. It is famous for being one of the best and largest gay pride parades in the world with around 3-4 million people attending. We absolutely love it because as well as guaranteed beautiful weather (remember to pack plenty of sunblock cream!), the entire city gets involved and it becomes one giant rainbow street party. The focal point is around the gay neighbourhood in Chueca, where the bars spill out into the streets, and free outdoor concerts take place.

The annual WE Pride Festival in July is another huge party highlight in Madrid. It is 5 days of parties with the biggest brands and famous DJs.

During the winter months, there is another huge gay party: the We Party New Year Festival. This is the biggest gay winter event in Europe, with around 20,000 people attending to see in the New Year.

The gay clubs of Chueca always have a party taking places every weekend. The main ones are Boite, DLRO, MalaMala, Kluster and Baila Cariño. Just one word of advice, the Madrileños LOVE to party till the early hours of the next day – so fact in a disco nap before heading out!

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Bears in Sitges

Author: , September 22nd, 2016

Sitges Bears Week

Easily the biggest gathering of bears in Europe, the annual Bears Week in Sitges drew to a close yesterday after ten days (2-11 September) of furry frolics on the Spanish coast.

Sitges Bears Week attracts over 5,000 gay guys during the course of its festivities, and – if anything – is becoming too busy for some return visitors. Hotels and guesthouses get pre-booked months in advance.

The majority of visitors are from Europe, but a US bears cruise began docking at the town last year and returned again this year, boosting the US contingent.

By David Hudson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Villa Tupinetti, Sitges, Catalunya, Spain

Author: , January 30th, 2015

Villa Tupinetti

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Your Place for a Idyllic Holidays in Sitges: A welcoming House from the 60’s, with all the current commodities and the vintage charm (furniture and decoration). In second line in front of the sea, in one of the best areas in Sitges. Solarium. 108,99 meters from the beach.10 minutes’ walk from the centre of town. wi-fi.

See the Villa Tupinetti Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Eating Out in Spain

Author: , January 14th, 2015

Espai BoisaThriving on food, wine, and spending time with friends — nobody knows how to live like the Spanish. Even if the daily schedule (especially siesta) takes a little getting accustomed to, the quality of life Spain offers makes it thoroughly worth working around some occasional odd shop hours.

Beautiful Barcelona is a dreamy mix (though not a blend) of gothic and modern, Spanish and Catalan, from the bustling La Rambla rife with locals and tourists, to the wine country nearby. It’s a marvel on the Mediterranean.

It’s been years since neighboring Sitges has been a sleepy fishing village — LGBT visitors are unlikely to get much rest, unless it’s a nap on a sunny beach.

The old and the new contrast in chic chiaroscuro in Madrid’s high rises and centuries-old plazas, palaces, and pop-up shopping. Cosmopolitan yet relaxed, Madrid is unlike any other city of its size. Here’s a sampler platter to get you started.

By Matthew Breen – Full Story at The Advocate | Spain Gay Travel Resources

Sitges Pride is More Fun Than Yours

Author: , August 6th, 2014

Sitges Gay PrideIf you’ve ever been to Barcelona you may have heard of Sitges, the gay-friendly beach town less than an hour away.

The city’s seafront promenade, art deco architecture and nightlife make it a popular tourist spot, and its annual Pride event looks raucous enough to challenge even the rowdiest American Pride.

Someone at the Sitges tourist board has done their homework and made a Sitges Pride promotional video touting the event’s fifth anniversary that’s chock-full of cute guys, poolside steaminess, pop music, flashy drag-queens, and fishbowl booze. The event’s stage show also has imitations of Michael Jackson, Cher and the Black-Eyed Peas.

By Daniel Villarreal – Full Story at Towleroad.com | Catalunya Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Gay Sitges, Spain

Author: , July 4th, 2014

gay Sitges, SpainJust thirty-five kilometers south of Barcelona is the port town of Sitges, which has become recognised throughout Europe as the perfect gay resort for summer relaxation and fun. During the months of July and August the tourist visitors are almost exclusively gay and the town switches into hetero-friendly mode.

This historic seaport dates back to the tenth century when a small castle was built over the ruins of an old Iberian settlement. During the following years, houses were built near the castle and Sitges was born.

In the middle ages, Sitges used to be the only port town on the coast from Barcelona to Tarragon. The town’s main industries were its vineyards and the commercial activities with other ports. Now tourism and construction are the major employers in Sitges and the charm of this small town on the coast is irresistible. Nestled on the hillside between the mountains and the ocean it’s easy to understand how the gay community fell in love with the cobbled streets, historic buildings, beautiful beaches and of course the bars and restaurants.

By Roy heale – Full Story at Rainbow Tourism | Catalunya, Spain Gay Travel Resources