Gay Madrid

Gay Madrid Travel Guide


Monday June 27th. 2016

Gay MadridThe 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!


Madrid Gay Events 2016

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
June 30th. 2016 Caramba! Dance Party Details
July 1st. 2016 Matrix Dance Party Details
July 2nd. 2016 Infinita Dance Party Details
July 2nd. 2016 My Pleasure Dance Party Details
July 3rd. 2016 Churros con Chocolate Dance Party Details
July 3rd. 2016 Into the Tank Dance Party Details
July 3rd. 2016 Bear Pride 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

Hostal La Zona Chueca MadridHostal La Zona

Gay-Friendly Hostel
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.
Click here for full details, prices & availability


Gay Hostal PizarroGay Hostal Pizarro Chueca - Gay Madrid

Gay Hostel
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.
Click here for full details, prices & availability


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WorldPride Madrid 2017

June 23rd to July 2nd. 2017 WorldPride Madrid 2017 WorldPride 2017 Details

Europride 2007 Gay MadridEuropride 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 Metro line 9 Change at Nuevos Ministerios to line Metro line 10 Change at Alonso Martínez to line Metro line 1 Change at Gran Vía to line Metro line 5 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 Metro line 1 Change at Gran Vía to line Metro line 5 or walk, its just a couple of blocks.