Many who travel to gay Barcelona want to take in the culture, stunning Gaudi architecture and sample top-class cuisine. However, most of us also want to relax and unwind, too. Spending some time in a Barcelona gay sauna is a great way to do that, and you may want to consider some of these steamy options while you’re in Spain's second city.
Sauna Casanova (calle de Casanova 57), is located in the heart of Gayxample. Known for its vibrant, party-like atmosphere, expect it to be rammed after the clubs closed.
Sauna Barcelona (calle de Tuset 1) is a gay wellness sauna, recently renovated. It hosts regular theme nights including a Saturday foam party.
Sauna Condal (calle d’Espolsa-sacs 1) in the Gothic Quarter is a three-floor sauna, catering to the more mature clientele.
Sauna Bruc (calle Pau Claris 87) is one of Barcelona’s oldest saunas. It also happens to cater to an older crowd, too. Recently refurbished, it has slightly cheaper entry fees than the other saunas.
Cruise bars and clubs
It’s true that Barcelona is a hot city… and definitely in more than one sense of the word! If you’re looking to hook-up while out on the scene, here are Barcelona's gay cruising bars.
Night Barcelona (calle Diputació, 161) looks more or less like a regular bar, but towards the back you’ll find a small, darkened cruise area and some cubicles. In summer, it’s usually busy most evenings.
Night Barcelona is the sister space to BoyBerry (calle de Calàbria 96), the very busy daytime sex-on-premises venue which boasts videos, cruise areas, cabins and lockers.
Berlin Dark (Passatge de Prunera 18) in Poble Sec is a fetish-friendly gay cruise bar with regular theme nights such as underwear only. Check their website before heading down for full details.
The long-running Open Mind (calle Aragó 130) is an enormous cruise club over two floors, full of hard action. There’s a strict dresscode of naked, underwear and fetish, so make sure you check before heading over.
Also, to enter, you need to pay an yearly membership fee as well as the regular entry. You’ll need ID, too. Barcelona cruise club newcomer Black Hole (formerly Trash) is another nearby option, found at calle Sepúlveda 81.
And if you’re feeling frisky during the day, you can get your rocks off at Zeus in Raval (Calle de la Riera Alta, 20). This gay video and sex store has a cruising area at the back with porn videos, cabins and a special water feature!