Spain’s liberal politics has given gay people equal rights in the country for marriage, adoption and anti-discrimination protection, one of the first in the world. While that’s some achievement there is still a level of conservatism within Spanish society.
Many cities in Spain hold a gay pride festival including Barcelona (March), Gran Canaria (March), Ibiza (June), Loveball Festival (August) and Canary Islands (May). Madrid has one of the largest gay pride festivals in Europe, which takes place in July.
If you’re looking for ‘the gay’ destination then head for Sitges, a gay town in its own right with numerous gay beaches and a gay scene that covers much of the town.
From the historic mainland cities to the clubbing and upbeat islands Spain is a wealth of opportunities for tourists. If you really want to explore more than tourist resorts then you should consider visiting ancient and medieval cities of Cidiz or Cordoba or Caceres, or see the architectural work by Antoni Gaudi in the Catalan region, or simply indulge in traditional Spanish tapas or tap to the Flamenco.
Without a doubt Spain’s warm Mediterranean climate, long golden sandy beaches, azure blue seas and laid back culture make this an ideal resting spot.