Barcelona: gay-friendly destination for LGBTQ travel

For our final trip of 2018 we visited Barcelona – one of Europe’s most popular gay destinations. There are some stunning historical sights here and we packed in as much as we good in our short time there. To be honest, Spain in general was on my bucket list for a long time and it really didn’t disappoint. If this city is any indication it will definitely be worth going back to see other places in this awesome country as well!

As you can see in the video above we stayed at the Axel Hotel Barcelona, a 4-star hetero-friendly hotel in Gayxample; got around the city with the Barcelona Bus Touristic, the official sightseeing bus for the area; checked out the fifth edition of the Medieval Fair, an annual street festival; visited the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, an avenue in the Sants-Montjuïc district; and went to Sitges which is a famous place for its vibrant gay nightlife and beaches (although we visited during the daytime and during a bit colder weather). 😀

On another day of exploring this city, we managed to fit in 6 more attractions… there’s just so much to see and do in/around Barcelona!

In this video we visited the Casa Batlló, a building in the center of Barcelona that is designed by Antoni Gaudí; the Casa Amatller, a building in the Modernisme style that is designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch; the Sagrada Família, a large unfinished Roman Catholic church; Park Güell, a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill; Poble Espanyol, an open-air architectural museum in Barcelona; and we took the Teleferic up to Montjuic Castle, an old military fortress on top of Montjuïc hill.

Our special thanks to Visit Barcelona for helping us narrow down and get to see so many cool things while we were there and here are some of the photos that I shared on my Instagram account from our time in this magical place:

I also did a Hotel Hangout video from our hotel room with Heath’s sister about what it’s like to be a Canadian living in Europe! She’s been in Italy for about 5 years now, but spent her entire life prior to that living in the western part of Canada. So check that out too and feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there to see the cool new content I have coming out next!

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