Famous for its iconic Catholic churches, can Barcelona really be a destination for LGBT+ travellers? Absolutely!
Prior to visiting Barcelona, I didn’t know too much about the city and its culture. However, I was familiar with the city’s historical relationship with Catholicism, with famous sites such as La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell.
Can a city with such deep religious ties be a welcoming environment for the LGBTQ+ community? To answer that question, Christian and I decided to sit down with Juame Vidal of Visit Barcelona and Eloi Morte, the Director of Pride Barcelona. They took us to restaurant called FOZ, a local eatery in the heart of Barcelona’s gay district. While indulging in some delicious local cuisine, we learned that over 50,000 people marched in this year’s Pride Barcelona. I’ve definitely got Barcelona marked down as a city I need to re-visit…
However, the most interesting thing we learned about Pride Barcelona is that it attracts a large number of local LGBTQ+ people. Juame and Eloi emphasized that the LGBTQ+ community in Barcelona is very close, and the LGBTQ+ culture as a whole is a fundamental part of Barcelona’s appeal as a travel destination.