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Gay Madrid & the Chueca District

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Lovely place to hang out

If you are in Madrid go for a visit enjoy your time walking hanging out and enjoying the place many cafes restaurants shops malls many many things to do so if you are in Madrid go... read more

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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Madrid go for a visit enjoy your time walking hanging out and enjoying the place many cafes restaurants shops malls many many things to do so if you are in Madrid go and don't miss it

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Varna, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We went to Chueca just out of curiosity. Relaxed atmosphere, plenty of bars, clubs and nice looking restaurants. A lot of shops as well, including the LGBT-friendly shops. As it was in the early evening, I have to mention that we felt very safe. It didn't look gay while we wandered around till we stumbled upon few same-sex couples hugging... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great area. Next to the main avenue of Madrid. Lots of good restaurant with great food. Many shops and bars. Feels very safe as well. Worth a walk

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

My wife and I are staying in the Hotel Orfila which is just a few minutes walk north of here and have been recommended to come here by locals for food. This area is fascinating to stroll around with a huge number of beautiful old buildings with lovely architectural detail. There are many fabulous looking bars, shops, cafes and restaurants.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I was lucky enough to have a hotel in the Chueca District (Madrid House Hotel - see my review of that hotel which is worth staying at). This is a vibrant gay district of the city with a range of restaurants coffee shops and bars. The bars are wide ranging in tastes and interests so whatever takes your fancy there... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Always drop into Cheuca when in Madrid for different kind of culture and food experience. The bars are cheaper on the whole from Gran Via / Sol areas and more friendly. Don't miss the bar on top of the market.

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

It was unexpectedly beautiful right at the center of Madrid. It's bars, clubs and restaurants are all staffed with hot Spanish guys. This is gay heaven! Thank you Gay God!

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Pitt Meadows, BC
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We felt very safe, even late nights after 10PM. Plenty of Christmas lights shine the way in December. There's many night clubs that open up till 3AM and the crowds afterwards that usually disperse after 5AM - they truly know how to party. Do know that if you are staying in the Chueca district next to the sub station, it... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good location just off Gran Via as a base to get to main sights in the city. Wide range of restaurants & the area is popular with tourists and families.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Was at Chueca District for San Anton Market, most of the shops were not opened yet when I was there in the morning.

Thank Quack H

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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.
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