SPAIN - WORLDPRIDE 2017

Spain delights the senses and invigorates the soul. With its warm people, vibrant colors, exquisite flavors, vivid culture, rich history and unique events, it is no wonder that this diverse country has become such a... more

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SPAIN - WORLDPRIDE 2017

Spain delights the senses and invigorates the soul. With its warm people, vibrant colors, exquisite flavors, vivid culture, rich history and unique events, it is no wonder that this diverse country has become such a popular destination for gay tourists. As a gay-friendly destination, Spain is internationally known as one of the most exciting and accommodating countries in the world. Having legalized gay marriage since 2005 and allowing couples to adopt children, gay culture is abundant here, from beach to bistro to bar and beyond. Whether you come for the festivals, the museums, the restaurants or the nightlife (or a little bit of each!), Spain always delivers bounty of their great land. In short, come to Spain… relax and explore at your own pace.  As Spaniards are known to say, te esperamos con los brazos abiertos (we welcome with open arms).

For further information, please visit www.spain.info/ca

BARCELONA is always bustling with activity. Culture and art flourish throughout it. If you happen to be in Barcelona in October don't miss the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - the most important of its kind in Spain.

A fanciful work in progress, the CHURCH OF LA SAGRADA FAMILIA designed by Antoni  Gaudí is the city's defining characteristic.

LAS RAMBLAS, the main boulevard Barcelona's historic Gothic Quarter, is a swirl of small shops, trendy cafes, bustling shops and nightspots.

MADRID is often the first choice for newcomers to Spain. Madrid is a glamorous, bustling city with the vitality that reflects the Spanish character. While skyscrapers define the skyline, Madrid retains its Old World flavor and look. Beautiful parks, famous museums, world-class shopping and fabulous restaurants combine Lo make this non-stop city a world treasure.

CHUECA, the gay neighborhood, lies right behind the historical Puerta del Sol square. CHUECA is home to pubs, late night haunts (bares de copas) and discotheques that are open until dawn. Many of these gay-friendly bars distribute free magazines and guides, which will provide you with all the information you need on what is happening in Madrid during your stay.

THE CANARIES ISLANDS, 600 miles south of Spain off the coast of Africa, are a very popular winter resort for European Gay and Lesbian visitors. The islands are known for their magnificent beaches, dormant volcanoes and spectacular scenery as well as beautifuI resorts, duty-free shopping, great nightlife and a year-round, spring-like climate.

The Canaries offer a unique culture that blends African and European traditions. The regional cuisine features a great variety of seafood dishes.

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