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.
Gay Madrid events in 2016
|February 13th. 2016||We Party||Dance party||Details|
|February 20th. 2016||Matrix||Dance party||Details|
|February 21st. 2016||Churros con Chocolate||Dance party||Details|
|February 28th. 2016||SuperMartXe 9th anniversary||Gay-friendly Dance party||Details|
|March 12th. 2016||We Party||Dance party||Details|
|April 9th. 2016||We Party||Dance party||Details|
|April 29th to May 2nd. 2016||Sleazy Madrid||At all fetish & bear bars/clubs||Details|
|April 30th. 2016||We Party||Dance party||Details|
|June 11th. 2016||We Party||Dance party||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|
|December 5th to 12th. 2016||Mad.Bear 16||Madrid Bear Festival||Details|
WorldPride Madrid 2017
|June 23rd to July 2nd. 2017||WorldPride Madrid 2017||WorldPride 2017||Details|
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 travellers.
Madrid World Pride
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!
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is almost 3.2 million and that of the Madrid metropolitan area, around 6.3 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 houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (WTO). We knew that!