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With a population of over 700,000 people, Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain. It sits majestically on the Guadalquivir River in the southwest region of the Iberian Peninsula. If you enjoy being lost amongst historic architecture and impressive modern structures, Seville's got it, with everything from the Alcázar palace complex to Metropol Parasol. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Spain since 2005, making it one of the most gay-friendly progressive countries in southern Europe. Seville is no stranger to this progression.
Alameda de Hércules is the hub of gay life in Seville. Shining with Moorish cathedrals and medieval pathways, Alameda de Hércules is full of gay bars and clubs, where gay men in Seville gather to catch a drink or dance until dawn. It's no wonder that Alameda de Hércules is the center of Seville's gay district.
There's no shortage of great restaurants in the gay district. You can relax on a terrace while eating breakfast at Bluebar Cafe, or dine on fusion cuisine at Arte y Sabor. Later, you can hit one of the most popular gay bars in Seville, 1987 Bar. As the name hints, 1987 Bar plays some of the best music from the 80's. Afterwards, if you feel like getting your dance on, check out Itaca. The leading club in Seville, Itaca has a dance room, a VIP room and a dark room.
Seville Gay Pride takes place in Seville each year in June. A week-long event, Seville Gay Pride offers concerts, parties, exhibitions, parades, and of course a sea of people experiencing their pride.
In October, Seville is home to the biggest gay bear celebration in the South of Spain, GuadalkiBear. The event not only attracts gay bears and admirers from Spain, but also visitors from elsewhere as well. The celebration lasts for four days, with the official bear parties happening at the Men to Men bar.
After you’ve had your fix in the gay area of Seville, be sure to venture out to the remaining parts of this charming city. Don't hesitate to visit Seville's Museum of Arts and Traditions, which houses mostly items dating back to their original collection. If that's not enough, the Walls of Seville will keep you captivated. The ancient walls breathtakingly surround the Old Town of Seville, and have been in place since the city's Roman period.
Alternatively, if you're wanting to take a day trip outside of Seville, venture to Cadiz. This mesmerizing seaport offers all of the splendor the Mediterranean seaside has become so well known for.
After you’ve dug into one too many portions of tapas, and you’re danced the night away to local tunes, it’s time to settle into your gay accommodation. Fortunately, there are loads of gay accommodation options in Seville, with everything from dreamy misterb&b apartments to LGBTQ-friendly hotels. For those wanting to connect with gay locals, you should pencil in a stay with a misterb&b host, who can not only offer you safe, welcoming accommodation but also show you the ropes of local gay life in Seville.
Like the idea of room service and a rooftop pool? Maybe a gay-friendly hotel is better suited to your travel needs this time around. There are plenty of gay-friendly places to stay in the city that satisfy different tastes and budgets. In close proximity to the gay district, Itaca Sevilla, once an Old Town mansion, has a rooftop pool and a luxurious courtyard that simply beckons an afternoon cocktail. On a tight budget? Then Sevilla Hostel One Centro is just right for you. The rooms have their own bathrooms and air-conditioning, and the hostel is only a 10-minute walk to the gay area of Seville.