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Mad Bear – It is the biggest Winter bears party in Spain!
Mad Bear is a fun-filled weekend of fun for bears and their admirers. The International Winter Meeting of the Madrid Bears takes place during the first weekend of December, during the national holidays in Spain on the 6th and the 8th.A range of events and activities takes place across Chueca, Madrid’s gay barrio.
The event includes 5 days of intensive partying and fun with bar fiestas, club parties, dinners, competitions, trips, saunas, gastronomy, movies and culture.Madrid has an extensive Bear and Admirer scene, one of the largest and most active in Europe.
More than 3,000 people attended the event last year and the number grows each year.Many of the big “Bear Circuit” events host special parties during the week.
Mad Bear December also hosts the final of Mr Bear Spain, an event that attracts bears and their admirers from all over Spain to compete or the title.Different parties attract different guys and types.
A range of Parties are held throughout Madrid including a pop dance party, an afternoon sexy party, a leather night and more. Famous fetish bars such as Odarko, Strong Bar and The Cage are packed every night.
As the event falls over a 2-day bridge holiday in Spain, the city is full of visitors from across Spain. Hotels and apartments are very busy as this is a long weekend holiday in Spain. Book early.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
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Video of Mad Bear Madrid
Check out official footage of the Bear event.
Recommended Hotels in Madrid
If you can, try and get a hotel as close to Chueca as possible, right near all of the gay bars and clubs. Madrid has some stunning designer hotels especially along Gran Via.
Gran Hotel Inglés
Style & Service, 5 Star
Located in the Barrio de las Letras, Gran Hotel Inglés is set on a 19th century building, All rooms feature a stylish décor remembering its original art-decó style
NH Collection 4 Star
The stylish rooms and suites in the hotel are fitted with a coffee machine. The rooftop terrace includes a lounge area with views of the Gran Via and an interior bar cafeteria for your comfort.
Hotel De Las Letras
Great Design, 4 Star
The hotel has a literary theme, & includes a library. Rooms have high ceilings, large windows & a seating area. They are individually decorated with quotes by famous writers & poets.
Room Mate Oscar
In Checa! 3 Star
Right in the heart of the gay area of Chueca, featuring chic décor with bright colors throughout. Each of its air conditioned rooms is spacious and comfortable. All have a minibar
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Recommended Apartments in Madrid
This is a charming place in a FANTASTIC location, Located a few minutes walk north of the Gran Via. This is perfect for a stay in Madrid. There is plenty of room to spread out & a kitchen if you wish to cook. Highly recommend.
An excellent apartment only 400 meters from Gran Vía, you can walk to all the tourist attractions of the city, Plaza Mayor, Plaza del Sol, Museums, Monuments, shops and historic center of Madrid.
Bright apartment in the center of Madrid, in the most cosmopolitan neighborhood of the capital, Chueca. Recently renovated with an avant-garde design and attention to detail. Its esthetic makes it a unique home
Heart of Gran Vía
Apartment located in the heart of Gran Vía. Five minutes walk from Puerta del Sol and next to the Gran Vía and Callao metro. The apartment is located on the third floor – without elevator – of a 19th century building