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Spain is one of the most LGBT-friendly countries in the world, so it is no surprise that it is also one of the leading tourism destination for LGBT travelers, drawn by its beautiful beaches, rich culture and extensive nightlife. And Madrid's annual Gay Pride celebration has become one of the hottest party's in Europe, attracting nearly two million people, both gay and straight.

Spain has been flying the tolerance flag since 2005, when it legalized marriage, adoption and open military service for gays and lesbians. Transsexuals can change their legal gender without sex reassignment surgery or sterilization, and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has been banned since 1996.

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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Sagrada Familia

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Sagrada Familia is an architectural work in progress, begun in 1882, taken over in 1883 by Antoni Gaudí who combined Gothic and Art Nouveau elements in the often...
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Sitges, Barcelona


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Sitges, just 35 kilometers (22 mi.) south of Barcelona, has been a big-time Gay destination since Spain's first Gay nightclub opened there in the 1980s. Sometimes called...
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Museo del Prado, Madrid

Museo del Prado

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The Museo del Prado, Spain's main national art museum, is one of the most important museums in the world with one of the finest collections of 12th to 19th century...
Toledo, Madrid


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Toledo perches on a hill above the Tagus River, just South of Madrid. Known as the City of Three Cultures, Jews and Muslims coexisted peacefully alongside Christians in...

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Laura has been to and rated Spain

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Tyr has been to and reviewed Spain

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It may be open to gay tourism but institutionalised homophobia is deep. I lived there and the police, courts, hospitals, professional class are all homophobic or see us in stereotypical terms from decades ago. Just because they adopted marriage equality early does not mean they are supportive. It was a blatant stab into the Right's collective eye by the new Socialist gov't at the time to give gays the right to marry, loosen abortion and divorce laws. We were used (although to our benefit).

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