This is the true historic heart of the city, comprising the neighbourhoods that were originally closest to the port. It is an area with a wealth of culture. Here, besides gay bars, clubs and restaurants, we should also mention the specific LGBT hotels on offer, members of ILGTA (the International Lesbian and Gay Travel Association).
1. Barcelona City RamblasMixed
Rambla, 133 3º, Barcelona, Barcelona
At the heart of Les Rambles, simple comfortable accommodation offered with shared bathrooms at economical rates.
2. California **Friendly. Familiar
Calle Rauric, 14, Barcelona, Barcelona
In the Gothic Quarter, this central historic establishment is the city's first to be defined as gay-friendly.
3. Hostal AlbiFriendly
Calle Avinyó, 58, Barcelona, Barcelona
In the Gothic Quarter, a stone's throw from Les Rambles and the pleasure harbour, it is housed in a 19th-century palace.
4. Hostal BairesFriendly
Calle Avinyó, 37, Barcelona, Barcelona
In the Gothic Quarter, a comfortable and simple guesthouse spanning one floor of a 19th-century building.
5. Hotel AnnexFriendly
Calle Jaume I, 8-10, Barcelona, Barcelona
6. Hotel Don Jaime IFriendly
Calle Jaume I, 11, Barcelona, Barcelona
7. Hotel TriunfoFriendly
Paseo Picasso, 22, Barcelona, Barcelona