Barcelona Gran Ball

Gran Ball Barcelona

The annual Barcelona Gran Ball takes place at the end of November on the 27th. It is the highlight in the gay social calendar and also supports various local gay organisations.

Check out the red carpet walk at last years event below.

Barcelona Circuit Festival 2010

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Continuing on from yesterday’s inbox requests.. it appears there is huge appetite for the Circuit Festival after this year’s record 50,000 attendance numbers and EUR 75 million spend in Barcelona and Sitges during the 8 day spectacular event.

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We’ll we’re waiting on confirmation of the dates for the 2010 event. As soon as we have them, we will let you know, but we think its safe to say that it will be along the lines of last year’s first week in August. Stay tuned to us on twitter for the latest updates as we get them.

W Hotel Barcelona

And if you are looking for the best place to stay for the event in August 2010.. then we suggest the brand new spectacular W-Hotel by Mar Bella beach in Barcelona! Check out the best rates here.

Top activities and tours from Sitges…

Port Aventura

It appears that everyone is in Holiday Planning Mode for 2010. After looking at our stats for tours for 2009, Port Aventura definitely comes out on top! Its an amazing park with amazing water rides and shows and its a great way to spend the day with a group of friends. Be warned though… bring lots of sunscreen!

The park has plenty of spine-tingling rides and other attractions, such as the Temple del Foc (Temple of Fire) and Hurakan Condor (at 100 meters, one of the highest amusement park rides in Europe). The park is spread across themed areas ranging from the Wild West to Polynesia.

Pre Book Your Tickets with now here.

Monserrat Sitges

Second on our top 5, is the day trip to Sitges and Monserrat. This is one of the most popular trips for visitors from our Barcelona Guide who want to see what Sitges is like and to take in the Torres Vineyard and the spectacular views at Monserrat. A definite must if you want to get a taste of what the area has to offer in terms of culture, gastronomy and scenery.

Book the Tour here with Gay Sitges Guide.

Barcelona Tour

Third on our list is the day trip to Barcelona. For those on a budget, the tour bus is a great option! The Barcelona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour has three different tour routes to explore the city!

See the major sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus, and with over 44 stops to choose from you can hop on and hop off all around the city. Spend as much or as little time at places of interest before jumping aboard for the next stop – the choice is yours!

Book the Hop-on-Hop-Off tour with Gay Sitges Guide here.

Private Tour of Barcelona

For those of you who like to do things in style… and it appears there are quite a lot of you, check out Barcelona by private luxury car with your own tour guide. The guides are experts on the city and can tailor the tour to suit your interests! Definitely worth considering if you want to enjoy Barcelona in Style.

Book a private tour in Barcelona with us now.

Night Tapas Tour of Barcelona

Finally, it appears that food is never far from your mind. And in this region you simply can not be forgiven for not trying some Tapas. The range of food on offer is sublime and the restaurants dotted around Barcelona are some of the best! The night tour of Barcelona’s Tapas bars is probably one of the most enjoyable tours available.

You get to meet interesting people in a relaxed atmosphere, all while sampling the best beers, cavas and food the city has to offer! Highly recommended!

Book the Night Tapas Tour of Barcelona here.

Axel Hotel, Barcelona

Finally, most of the tours leave from Barcelona. Many people who visit tend to combine the city with Sitges in some form or other. Our advice is to use Sitges as your main base and take the train to Barcelona and if you do want to stay over, book a night or two in one of the many hotels in the city. Our favourite has to be the Axel Hotel, the first “Hetro-Friendly” hotel in the world. Its cool, chic and definitely the place to be seen when in the city. Get the best rates by booking here.

Barcelona Pride – A video review…

For those of you who were not add Barcelona Pride, or for those of you who want to remember the event, here is a video capturing the best bits of the parade and the after party. Our thanks to the guys at for their production.

More photos from Barcelona Gay Pride 2010

Gay Barcelona Pride

While you may have seen the earlier galleries of Pride featuring the Sitges float, we also had our cameras covering other floats at the event.

Gay Barcelona Pride

The guys were hot, the floats were amazing and the atmosphere was electric!

Gay Barcelona Pride

We’re still going through the photos with more than 2,500 taken, so those of you looking for shots of the cute Spiderman or the Man dressed only in Chains!!! will have to wait.

Gay Barcelona Pride

With an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people attending and participating, the event has surpassed everyone’s expectations and bodes well for Sitges First Pride on July 9th to 11th 2010.

Gay Barcelona Pride

Once again, a huge thank you to everyone that was involved on the day. Stay tuned for exciting news of Gay Pride Sitges over the comming days.

Below is just a selection, check out the gallery link at the end for the full tour!

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See more in the interactive galleries below.

Sitges Pride 2010 at Barcelona Pride 2009!

Pride Barcelona

All we can say is WOW! What a day. The Barcelona Pride surpassed everyone’s expectations. The event was amazing, with huge crowds lining the streets in a true celebration!

Our extreme thanks to the President of Afgal Luis Enriquez, the Vice President, Romke Kramer and the AFGAL committe, all of the AFGAL members and Sitges businesses, together with all of the volunteers and their friends, our friends and helpers for all of the hard work that went into the organisation.

And finally, an amazing thank you to MARKATU! You guys rock!

If this is anything to go by, the the Gay Pride Sitges 2010 will be an event not to be missed!

Barcelona Pride 2009 – Gay Pride for Barcelona

Barcelona Gay Pride

This year’s Barcelona Pride is set to become the Pride of the Mediterranean with organisers joining together with the city council, official tourism authorities and local businesses to put on a truly spectacular week of events, culminating in one of the biggest parades through the centre of Barcelona City.

We’ve given you plenty of notice to organise your trip. The event takes place between the 20th and 28th of June. You can find the full itinerary on Gay Barcelona 4 U.

Booking your hotel or apartment is advisable now, as this is set to draw one of the largest audiences of any pride with organisers investing heavily in putting on a show to rival that of Madrid’s!

Win tickets to Madonna in Barcelona…


Gay Sitges Guide has 2 sets of Category 1 Seated tickets for Madonna’s concert on Tuesday 21st July in Barcelona to give away. All you have to do is sign up for Gay Sitges Guide’s Monthly Newsletter (See our latest newsletter here)

The prize includes a 2 night stay at the luxurious Hotel Cram in the heart of Barcelona’s gay district as well as vip transfer to and from the event. If you already registered for the newsletter, don’t worry, you will be automatically included in the draw.

Simply enter your email to be in with a chance of winning.

The Winner of our trip to Cape Town Pride was David Sawyer from Leeds. We will have photos of his trip for you in our next Cape Town Feature. Our “Gods of Football” Calendar give away was our most popular competition to date. All 10 Calenders were sent out in February (apologies for the delay)…

Christmas in Barcelona…

Barcelona Christmas Fair 2008

The Barcelona Christmas Fair – “Feria de Santa Llúcia” opens on the 29th of November right in front of Barcelona Cathedral in the Old Town.

Barcelona Christmas Fair 2008

Its full of traditional Christmas Gifts and Decorations… some of which are quite strange. Check out Spain’s Christmas Traditions in our previous Christmas Posts here.

Barcelona Christmas Fair 2008

As for Sitges… well the Christmas lights and the Christmas Tree are due to be switched on this weekend.. We’ll keep you updated during the week.

Barcelona Gran Ball 2008

Barcelona Gran Ball 2008

If you are in Barcelona at the end of November, try and make it to the Gran Ball 2008. This annual event, which takes place in the Lotus Theatre is a spectacular production featuring some of the hottest acts in Spain together with local DJs, artists and perfrormers. All proceeds go to Gais Positius the local Aids charity in Barcelona. Check out Gay Barcelona 4 U for further details.