Valencia

Spain’s 3rd largest city, after Madrid and Barcelona. The gay area is concentrated around the old town, in the Barrio del Carmen. It’s said to be a more liberal city than Madrid and Barcelona. The ancient streets contain buildings dating to Roman and Arabic times. The Cathedral, built between the 13th and 15th century, is primarily of gothic style but contains elements of baroque and Romanesque architecture.

 

Recommended Gay-Friendly Hotel

Petit Palace Bristol

 

L'Abadia de San Martin, 3, Ciutat Vella, 46002 Valencia, España

This modern hotel is located in central Valencia, opposite the National Ceramic Museum and 200 yards from the lively Plaza de la Reina. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.ta

The High Tech Petit Palace Bristol is 350 yards from the Cathedral. The Lonja de la Seda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is 250 yards away.

Sauna Magnus Termas

Avinguda del Port, 27, 46021 Valencia, Spain

Large pool. 2 jacuzzis. Giant steam room. Dry sauna.

Vincci Lys

Martínez Cubells, 5, Ciutat Vella, 46002 Valencia, España

The City of Arts and Sciences can be reached in around 15 minutes, on foot from the hotel. Valencia’s seafront, and Malvarrosa and Las Arenas Beaches are less than 1.2 miles away. The local bus 19 stops at the corner of Eurostars Rey Don Jaime and connects with the city center and the beach.

 

Melia Plaza Valencia

 

Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 4, Ciutat Vella, 46002 Valencia, España

The hotel restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and specializes in rice dishes. It has a summer terrace and a varied wine list. Room service is available 24 hours a day and gluten-free meals are offered.

Silken Puerta Valencia

Cardenal Benlloch, 28, 46021 Valencia, España

The hotel features a large, on-site parking facility, available at an extra cost. The nearest Metro station, Aragón, is around 450 yards away and connects guests to the city’s old town and cathedral in 10 minutes. The beach is just over two km from the Silken.

 

One Shot Colón 46

 

Calle Colón, 46, Eixample, 46004 Valencia, España

Featuring modern décor, each room features a flat-screen TV, desk, and wardrobe. Some of them include a balcony and city views. The private bathrooms come with free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Valencia Gay Bars & Discos Guide

Café de las Horas Valencia Gay Café

Carrer del Comte d’Almodóvar, 1, 46003 Valencia, Spain

 A touch of Parisian, English tea room & American cocktail bar, all in one.

 

Café Q-Art Valencia Gay Café

 

Carrer de Guillem de Castro, 80, 46001 Valencia, Spain

Cafe/Bar/Restaurant. Live shows. DJs. Art exhibitions. Wi-Fi.

Cross

 

Carrer de Juan de Mena, 7, 46008 Valencia, Spain

Dance music bar. Drag shows.

 

 

 

Ayre Hotel Astoria Palace

Plaza Rodrigo Botet, 5, Ciutat Vella, 46002 Valencia, España

Guests can admire views over the city from the Astoria Palace’s breakfast room, on the 9th floor. The AB Vinatea restaurant serves a range of rice dishes and à la carte Mediterranean cooking. There is also a lounge-bar and a fitness center.

 

Citizentral Jurístas


Juristas, 9, Ciutat Vella, 46001 Valencia, España

Located in Valencia's Old Town, Citizentral Jurístas apartments offer air conditioning, free WiFi and a bicycle rental service. Valencia Cathedral is 150 yards away and Colón Metro Station is 0.6 miles from the property.

Senator Parque Central Hotel

Plaza Manuel Sanchis Guarner, Eixample, 46006 Valencia, España

Rooms at the Senator Parque Central are air-conditioned and feature a safe. A hairdryer and amenities are included in the private bathrooms. A free bottle of water if provided on arrival.

 

Eurostars Rey Don Jaime

Avenida de Baleares, 2, Camins al Grau, 46023 Valencia, España

The City of Arts and Sciences can be reached in around 15 minutes, on foot from the hotel. Valencia’s seafront, and Malvarrosa and Las Arenas Beaches are less than 1.2 miles away. The local bus 19 stops at the corner of Eurostars Rey Don Jaime and connects with the city centre and the beach.

 

Sauna Olimpic

Carrer Vivons, 15-17, 46006 Valencia, Spain

2 giant jacuzzis. Steam room. Dry sauna.

Hostal Venecia

Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 3, Ciutat Vella, 46002 Valencia, España

Hostal Venecia is situated in Valencia's main square, la Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 5 minutes' walk from Estació del Nord Train Station. It offers free Wi-Fi access, rooms with balconies and flat-screen TVs.

 

Hotel Valencia Center

Avenida de Francia, 33, Camins al Grau, 46023 Valencia, España

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Ayora Metro Station, which connects to the city center and the airport. It takes 5 minutes by bus to the beach or city center, and there is a bus stop opposite the hotel.

Deseo 54 Valencia Gay Club

Carrer de Pepita, 15, 46009 Valencia, Spain

Gay club. Young crowd. Drag shows. 2 floors.

 

La Seu

 

Carrer dels Centelles, 40, 46004 Valencia, Spain

Bear Bar.

Hòmens Valencia Gay Cruising Bar

Carrer d’Alacant, 11, 46004 Valencia, Spain

Cruising bar.

 

Club Social COC

Carrer de Sant Vicent Màrtir, 386, 46017 Valencia, Spain

After our social club. Dance music indoors. Chill out in the back yard.

 

VALENCIA

Spain’s 3rd largest city, after Madrid and Barcelona. The gay area is concentrated around the old town, in the Barrio del Carmen. It’s said to be a more liberal city than Madrid and Barcelona. The ancient streets contain buildings dating to Roman and Arabic times. The Cathedral, built between the 13th and 15th century, is primarily of gothic style but contains elements of baroque and Romanesque architecture.

The sun poured down upon me as I stepped off the jet for my 36 hours non-stop whirlwind tour of Valencia. Now, this is the kind of article I like to write. Sun, sea, and Spain. I was in Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, for the launch of Ford’s brand new Kuga, but why not kill two birds with one stone, look at the car and marvel at its wondrousness and secondly get some quality time in Spain and write about one of the most gay-friendly cities in Spain.

Even though it was the 1st of February the temperature soared above 26 degrees and even the locals admitted it was a bit of a rarity for so early on in the year, however, I didn’t mind having only just hours before left the gray, dark and ever so depressing 4.00AM morning of Great Britain.

Almost a second home for us Brits, Spain has it all, great wines, great food and abundance of sunshine and the lesser known destination of Valencia is an incredible jewel on Spain’s eastern seaboard, nestled a few hundred miles below Barcelona. It has it all, azure seas, miles of soft, spongey sands, bustling cafes, shopping, culture, and art.

 

 

Ohlala

Carrer del Dr. Monserrat, 28, 46008 Valencia, Spain

Cruising bar.

Moratín 7

Carrer de Moratín, 7, 46002 Valencia, Spain

Pick up bar.

Nuncadigono 

Carrer del Túria, 22, 46008 Valencia, Spain

Cruising bar. Large labyrinth.

Magnus Termas

Avinguda del Port 27, Valencia, Spain, 46021

Another gay sauna from the Gay Grupo Passes. Facilities at the 2-storey Magnus Termas include a large swimming pool (8×10 meters), jacuzzi, dry sauna, steam bath, maze, dark room, private cabins, locker room and video room.

Sauna-Gym Centre

Carrer de Lluís Vives 7, Valencia, Spain

Relatively new gay sauna in Valencia (opened March 2016), located in the Old Town area.

Sauna Centre features modern facilities including two Finnish saunas, steam room, gym, snack bar,

La Boba y el Gato Rancio

Carrer de Cuba 59, Valencia, Spain

relaxation area, maze, private cabins with beds, glory holes, showers, air conditioner and XX videos.Stylish, gay-popular café bar with outdoor terrace, located in the trendy Ruzafa quarter. Open from 6pm.

 

 

The Muse

Carrer de Ruaya, 48, 46009 Valencia, Spain

Pre-clubbing bar/pub.

Sauna Gym Centre

Carrer de Lluís Vives, 7, 46002 Valencia, Spain

Small sauna & gym.

BUBU

Carrer del Botànic 7, Valencia, Spain, 46008

The friendly gay bar for bears, mature men, and friends in Valencia. BUBU hosts occasional parties special events. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Metro: Àngel Guimerà

TRAPEZZIO Café

Plaça del Músico López Chávarri 2, Valencia, Spain, 46003

Gay-friendly café with a large terrace at the Lopez Chavarri Plaza, in the heart of the historic El Carme district.

Cafe de las Horas

Carrer Conde de Almodovar 1, Valencia, Spain

Since 1994, Cafe de las Horas has been serving delicious artisan coffee and cakes, including Parisian coffee and English tea.Cocktails are also on offer. The extravagant atmosphere makes for a quirky joint, great to visit with friends or a loved one. Gay-friendly.

COMIC Café

Calle Suecia 33, Valencia, Spain

Promising the best breakfasts and drinks in Valencia, COMIC Café is a gay-popular place for food and beverages. Gorgeous terrace, perfect for watching the world go by.