Seville is a medium-sized or even small city, so don't expect a large gay scene like in Barcelona or Madrid. There are more than a handful of gay hangouts at night, but both the local gay population and visitors don't mind joining everyone else at the regular "straight" clubs on most weekends. And you don't really need to look for the most gay-friendly spots -- simply head to the area around Alameda de Hercules, and you'll find a place for you. For a strictly gay environment choose one of the saunas. Interestingly, the city does have quite a number of hotels that identify as gay-friendly, which just tells you that this is a discreetly gay destination after all.
El Bosque Animado
This café and bar opens in the afternoon to serve as a meeting point of the gay community, although you'll also find a straight clientele. It often hosts parties, with the crowds spilling out to the street.
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This popular spot in the heart of the city mixes gay and straight. Everyone enjoys cocktails as guest DJs spin house music.
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Split into two levels, this large "men's club" includes a dark room, slings, and enough space for gay men to live their wildest fantasies with their clothes off.
Seville's favorite gay club hosts special shows twice a week. The crowd is varied (all ages and styles), spinning good dance music until whenever the last person leaves the dancefloor or the intimate backroom.
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Men to Men
Located close to Alameda de Hercules, this large gay club has two levels that go from very low lighting to no lighting at all in the dark room. Those choosing not to end up there, chat over drinks to the sound of upbeat dance music. It attracts a large number of bears, but all looks and styles are welcome.
It's clean, big, and also quite attractive, decorated with warm colors. The best feature is a whirlpool that fits up to 16 men.
There are no exclusively gay hotels in Seville, but there are a few properties that are particularly gay-friendly and good options for gay travelers, due to their location and services provided:
EME Catedral Hotel
This well-designed hotel stands right by the cathedral and attracts gay men who enjoy the rooftop swimming pool and bar with a view.
Itaca Sevilla Hotel
A restored mansion with a traditional Seville courtyard is now a superior 3-star hotel with a small seasonal outdoor pool. It's just a short walk from the gay bars and a great value.
Petit Palace Marques Santa Ana
Centrally-located in a restored 19th-century building, this boutique hotel is a gay-friendly option, offering spacious rooms and a rooftop terrace with a view of the cathedral.
Sevilla Hostel One Centro
It's not gay but it's a welcoming budget choice set in a traditional Andalusian-style building, reasonably close to the nightlife on Alameda de Hercules. There's a shared kitchen and bar, plus a rooftop terrace to soak up the sun.
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