When to Wing It - Or Not

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If you're dropping in on Barcelona during one of the fabulous circuit parties peppered throughout the year, you don't need an itinerary. Go with the flow. But Barcelona is a year around LGBTQ destination with fun for all seasons, so if you arrive between circuit parties, not to fret. 
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Book into the Axel for starters for its king-sized bed, fluffy robes and proximity to the bars, sauna and night spots of Gaixample as the Eixample District has been nicknamed.
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You'll have plenty of time during the day to see the various Gaudí fantasies in the neighborhood, because night comes late in Barcelona - dinner after 8:30 pm and clubs all but comatose until at least 1 am. Lucky for you, there are plenty of bars-- LGBTQ and otherwise - that can see you through the awkward hours like the Bacon Bear Bar and La Sue.

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While the sun shines, wander the shops and sights of Las Ramblas, ducking into La Boqueria, the enclosed public market, for lunch at a market restaurant or stall.
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A summer option is begin your partying at the beach. Follow Las Ramblas trail to Nova Icària, the closest beach to downtown, or head to La Mar Bella, the so-called gay beach, which has a nudist section.
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Line your stomach for the night ahead at one of the many excellent ethic restaurants in the neighborhood before you head out for the night. 
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If you're new or alone in town, you might want to book a a tour of gay bars to get your into the swing of things. After two hours, you're ready to branch out on your own until dawn. Enjoy, the Axel has a spa that will get you going again tomorrow.