As the song says, “Sevilla tiene un color especial” (Seville has a special colour). There are rainbow flags fluttering here and there, around the entire city. The Sevillians are notoriously friendly and welcoming and the gay community is not an exception. The Andalusian capital is a cosmopolitan and tolerant city. The La Alameda neighbourhood, located in downtown, is the gay district of the city. Most of its establishments are oriented to a gay public. The Alameda’s atmosphere is nice and plural, perfect for all tastes and trends.
But the Alameda is not the only area that has a concentration of gay people, but the Arenal and Alfalfa are also good alternatives for a night out. About 20 years ago the first gay bars appeared in Seville, specifically in the Alameda de Hercules. The Itaca club was one of the pioneers (Amor de Dios Street, 31). Now it is the most famous gay nightclub in the city. It has two different floors: the first one has the dance floor, while the second has a video room, a darkroom and some cabins. This floor is only for men! In addition, every Wednesday there is a live show. For those who prefer something quieter they can go to Café Central (Alameda de Hercules, 64), a nice and quiet café ideal for having a drink in the evening or a weekend breakfast. For the girls the perfect place is the Noveccento (Julio Cesar, 10). As they used to say: “Few places are as versatile as the Noveccento in Seville. There you can have a coffee, see a photo exposition or go to a party.” Without a doubt it is a bar where good music and the best female atmosphere of the city prevail.
In the Arenal district there are some gay bars with many years of history. The most famous is the Isbiliyya bar (Paseo de Colón, 2), with a very pleasant and crowded terrace. Every Thursday and Sunday there is a fun drag-queen show.
Close by there is the Flamingo Lounge which is undoubtedly the most chic club in the city that celebrates the most modern parties of the gay world in the city.
Finally, the Alfalfa district is another gay meeting point in Seville. Among its legendary bars there are the Alfalfa 10, the famous Garlochi cocktail bar and the gay clubs frequented by students and tourists along Pérez Galdós. In addition, there is a gay gym, a gay library, and a tapas bar called Sopa de Ganso.
But Seville has many other things on offer: discover the Guadalquivir, the Torre del Oro or the Giralda and let yourself fall in love with the Andalusian capital. Rent an Apartment in Seville and have a great time there!