October 22nd. 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!
Gay Events in Madrid 2017
|October 26th to Nov 12th.||LesGaiCineMad||Film||Les/Gay Cinema||Details|
|October 31st.||We Party Halloween||Dance||Gay Halloween Dance Party||Details|
|November 2nd.||Werq The World||Drag||Rue Paul’s Drag Queens||Web|
|November 11th.||MAD Crazy Party||Dance||Gay Dance Party||Details|
|November 12th.||Tanga||Dance||Gay Dance Party||Details|
|November 19th.||Churros con Chocolate||Dance||Gay Dance Party||Details|
|December 4th to 11th.||MadBear 17||Bear||Huge Bear gathering||Details|
|December 28th to Jan 1st.||We Party New Year Festival||Dance||See in the Gay New Year||Details|
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.
Gay Events in Madrid 2018
|April 26th to May 2nd.||Sleazy Madrid||Fetish||Gay Fetish Event||Details|
|*2018 date TBA||Madrid Pride||Pride||Madrid Gay Pride||—|
|2018 date TBA||Union Cup||Sport||Gay Rugby Tournament||Details|
|2018 date TBA||We Party Pride Festival||Dance||Pride Dance Festival||—|
* You will find various dates for Madrid Pride 2018 around the internet. The dates have NOT been officially released yet!
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.