Tuesday May 31st. 2016
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 10pm, hitting the bars at 1am. and on to the discos about 4am.
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!
Gay events in Madrid in 2016
|June 5th. 2016||Churros con Chocolate||Dance Party||Details|
|June 24th to 26th. 2016||Pride Games||Gay Games||Details|
|June 27th to July 3rd. 2016||We Party Pride Festival||Gay Pride Dance Parties||Details|
|June 29th to July 3rd. 2016||Madrid Pride||Madrid Gay Pride||Details|
|June 29th to July 3rd. 2016||Summer Pridesh||Madrid Male Festival||Details|
|July 1st. 2016||Matrix||Dance Party||Details|
|July 2nd. 2016||Infinita||Dance Party||Details|
|July 3rd. 2016||Churros con Chocolate||Dance Party||Details|
|July 3rd. 2016||Into the Tank||Dance Party||Details|
|October 19th to 23rd. 2016||LAT41° 2016 Madrid||LGBT Sports Tournament||Details|
|December 5th to 12th. 2016||Mad.Bear 16||Madrid Bear Festival||Details|
See the We Party page for their 2016 party dates.
Recommended Gay Madrid Accommodation
This low cost 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.
Housed in a modernist building in 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.
WorldPride Madrid 2017
|June 23rd to July 2nd. 2017||WorldPride Madrid 2017||WorldPride 2017||Details|
Europride 2007 was held in Madrid and to date, has been the best attended Europride ever, with an estimated 2.5 million visitors. Madrid will host WorldPride 2017, with over 3 million visitors expected. It marks the 40th anniversary of the first LGBT pride parades to be held in Spain. Better get that hotel booked now!
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.