ResturantBarcelona and Madrid are ready to host Brazilian like carnival Pride Parades filled with colour, culture, pride celebration and yes, a lot of party. June 27 in Barcelona and July 4 in Madrid, these are the main calendar dates for two of the largest Pride Parades in Europe. With over 200,000 people expected in the Catalan capital and more than 2M in Madrid, the two cities will become the party capitals of Europe this summer. Considered to be the most important Pride in the Mediterranean,Bedroom1

Barcelona will get dressed in purple as this colour, according to the organizers, will be the theme colour of the party symbolizing spirit or the force that drives up to act upon our thinking. Few days later in Madrid, the Spanish capital will be hosting probably the biggest and most famous of the Parades throughout Europe. With the numbers growing every year, attendees will be having a four day non-stop party with culture and activities for all ages, children included, with great concerts, art exhibitions, dance and theatre.

Sleeping with a view in the most vibrant cities in the world

Hotel Granados 83 4*S from £149 www.hotelgranados83.com, right in the middle of Barcelona’s gay quartier and Hotel Urban 5* GL in Madrid from £220 www.hotelurban.com, close to Madrid’s gay scene are both clearly the best options to rest from the partying. The comfort and luxury of these establishments, added to world class rooftops with swimming pool and restaurants will allow you to make the most of your trip to the Spanish Pride Parades.

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Natalie has been an LGBT journalist for 12 years and joined the Fyne team in 2001. Her interests outside of work are cycling, running and badminton. She is also studying for a degree in psychology.

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