March 27th. 2017
The main Gay Madrid scene is in an area called Chueca. Madrid has a lively, raunchy gay scene. There are several cruise bars and most bars have dark rooms, where just about anything goes. The gay area, Chueca, is in the old quarter at the center of Madrid. It’s a tightly compact area, actually two areas a short distance apart. Madrileños like all Spaniards tend to party late, going out to eat at 10 pm, hitting the bars at 1 am. and on to the discos about 4 am.
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is over 3 million and that of the Madrid metropolitan area, over 6 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the third-largest in the European Union after Paris and London. The city is located on the Manzanares River in the centre of Spain. Buen Retiro Park (Parque del Buen Retiro) contains the only tribute to The Fallen Angel (Satan) in the world. Ironically, the area surrounding it, just happens to Madrid’s main gay cruising zone!
Madrid is host to WorldPride 2017, with over 3 million visitors expected. It marks the 40th anniversary of the first LGBT pride parades to be held in Spain. Every hotel in Madrid will be full. The gay ones probably already are. Book your hotel now!
Gay Events in Madrid 2017
|April 1st.||We Party WorldPride Pre-Party||Dance||Gay Dance Party||Details|
|April 9th.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Gay Dance Party||Details|
|April 27th to May 2nd.||Sleazy Madrid||Fetish||Big Fetish Event||Details|
|April 28th.||My Pleasure||Dance||Gay Electro Dance Party||Details|
|April 28th to 30th.||Union Cup 2017 Madrid||Sport||Rugby tournament||Details|
|April 30th.||Into the Tank||Fetish||Dresscode Fetish Party||Details|
|April 30th.||Macho||Fetish||Men Only Fetish Party||Details|
|May 14th.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Gay Dance Party||Details|
|June 4th.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Gay Dance Party||Details|
|June 23rd to 25th.||Pride Games||Sport||Amateur gay sports event||Details|
|June 23rd to July 2nd.||WorldPride Madrid 2017||Pride||WorldPride 2017||Details|
|June 24th to July 2nd.||We Party Pride Festival||Dance||Spectacular Dance Parties||Details|
|July 1st.||Into the Tank night||Fetish||Fetish Dance Party||Details|
|July 2nd.||Into the Tank matinal||Fetish||Fetish After-hours Dance Party||Details|
|July 2nd.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Gay Dance Party||Details|
|December 4th to 11th.||MadBear 17||Bear||Huge Bear gathering||Details|
In the heart of Chueca. As well as its central setting, this hostel offers a lounge with Wi-Fi access and satellite TV, which also serves as a venue to meet other travelers.
Very Gay-friendly – Rated Excellent
Chic décor with bright colors throughout. Each of its air conditioned rooms is spacious and comfortable. Minibar. Rooftop terrace bar with fantastic views of Madrid.
This low cost very gay-friendly hostel is just a few meters from Chueca Square. Hostal La Zona features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and private balconies.
Getting from Madrid Airport to Chueca
Madrid airport (IATA: MAD, ICAO: LEMD) is 12 km (7½ mi) from Chueca.
By metro from T1, T2, T3, T4, take metro line Change at Nuevos Ministerios to line Change at Alonso Martínez to line Change at Gran Vía to line or walk. Its a very short distance.
By train from T4 (Take the shuttle bus from T1, T2 & T3 to T4). Take the train to Estación de Atocha. Change to metro line Change at Gran Vía to line or walk, its just a couple of blocks.