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When we come to Madrid we stay just North of this barrio but we spend a lot of time just wandering around. There are so many great independent shops and cafes here and it is not full of tourists and it feels safe.
The Chueca neighbourhood is an area that is packed with pubs,bars and restaurants, it's an area that is vibrant,loud and exciting .
The district has a reputation as being a gay area,this probably explains why it's such a great area,very friendly ,very tourist friendly.
The Chueca metro square is a hub for partying starting around 5 pm and picks up speed about 11:30pm until 4 am.
This area is NOT for sleeping. Earplugs, alcohol and sleeping medications don't even make a dent in the noise level.
Great for meandering...More
My wife took a walk at Calle del Barquillo, and found that it has many good small boutiques. Many of these stores sell clothing that is quite good. We also took a look at the Hotel Only You, which has a very good design.
Absolutely full of young people day and night. Obviously a cool place to be. But the number of gay places was few and far between, so this must be the historic gay area and has changed with the times. We had a good dinner here.
Walked through this district several times a day, easy going, no problems at all.
The shops are funny, saw very specific underwear in shops, not my every shops.
Anyway a lovely district.
Pay attention to the lights at the street crossings.
The "walk - dont...More
Gay Madrid & the Chueca District is an old district with high terrraced buildings along narrow streets. Plenty of bars and cafes although nothing happening during the day as of course it's known to come alive at night.
The Chueca District is the heart of gay Madrid, with more gay bars than any other neighborhood in the city; but there's a lot for non-LGBT people to enjoy here, too, including restaurants & shops of almost every kind; it's also quite central & so...More
To simplify this as the "gay" area is to both do it a disservice and to miss some great LGBT sites and venues throughout Madrid. This area is great for evening shopping, walking, and generally soaking in the great Madrid lifestyle. The people (of all...More
Chueca is the hip, gay neighbourhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses
here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
There are two or three that look very good on Calle Fuencarral, going downhill from Market San Anton..also the Market has a rooftop restaurant that's quite good. Also check out dining in the new hotel (amazing decor, but... More
There are two or three that look very good on Calle Fuencarral, going downhill from Market San Anton..also the Market has a rooftop restaurant that's quite good. Also check out dining in the new hotel (amazing decor, but can't remember name)