Happy Pride Month! Travelling for the LGBTQ+ community can be a challenging experience, so our team at Visited decided to put together a list of destinations where Pride Parades have place that users can select on their list.
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- 1. London, United Kingdom – is the most visited destination by the LGBTQ+ community. It hosts the UK’s largest festival and draws a crowd of over 500,000.
- 2. Paris, France – Often referred to as a city of love, welcomes all sexual orientations. The city has endless amount of art, architecture, culture and of course the nightlife/food scene is second to none.
- 3. Rome, Italy – Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world has a more quiet gay scene compared to other cities. However, if you are looking for a popular hangout, check out Via San Giovanni.
- 4. Amsterdam, Netherlands – Amsterdam is probably the least conservative city in Europe and some say that it is the birthplace of LGBT rights where homosexuality was decriminalized in 1811 with the first gay bar opening in 1927. There is even a monument dedicated to the lives lost during World War II.
- 5. Barcelona, Spain -Since the mid 1970s, the right right -winged Catholic conservatism was abandoned in Barcelona along with Madrid which is the 10th most visited destination, became one of the hottest destination for the LGBTQ+ community. If you are looking for some popular hangouts visit the Eixample district.
- 6. Berlin, Germany – is one of the most friendly LGBTQ+ cities in the world, with wide range of bars, clubs and events to choose from. It is also has a gay museum and a big collection of queer cinema programme.
7. New York City, United States – The only city in the top 10 which is found outside of Europe, New york comes as the 7th spot for popular LGBTQ+ destinations. Historically significant the Greenwich Village which saw the Stonewall uprising in 1969, which led to a year later a march to commemorate the one year anniversary has been marching yearly since then.
8. Milan, Italy – Milan being one of the world’s fashion capitals and being home to Italian luxury, you are sure to witness the latest fashion on display. Making it to the 8th place of the most visited LGBTQ+ destination.
- 9. Vienna, Austria – Besides beautiful palaces, museums, shopping, and cafes you are also can find Gay Saunas. This is a destination that you can even get married among some of Europe’s best architecture and gardens.
- 10. Madrid, Spain – As Barcelona, since the mid 1970s, Madrid changed to be open and accepting. Today Madrid prides itself on having one of the world’s best Pride festivities.