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Madrid Pride – Europe’s No 1 Pride Parade and Party!
Madrid Gay Pride, takes place during the first week of July. The events success is in that it appeals to the whole city, and across the LGBTQ spectrum.
The parade takes place on the last Saturday of the evebt. The event attracts more than 1 million visitors to the city and is the last major pride parade in Spain coming after Barcelona and Sitges.There are more than 7 day of cultural events and parties in the lead up to the parade.
The Pride is known locally as Orgullo or Mado (Madrid Orgullo).Chueca, Madrid’s popular gay barrio is the epicentre of all things gay during the Pride week. After the great success of 2017 World Pride, the bar will be set even higher. Madrid will do its utmost with this event, with an extensive cultural program that will flood the city’s main streets and squares with music, dance, performing arts, visual arts,literature, sporting competitions, talks,children’s activities and more.
The week leading up to the main parade sees international circuit parties take place right across the city including Circuit BCN Pre parties, the We Pride week and more.The WE Pride Festival takes place alongside the main pride activities.
The main celebrations, the Madrid Gay Pride Festival, take place in the Chueca district, Madrid’s gay barrio.Visitors are advised to plan and book their hotel or apartment early. This is one of the busiest weeks in the city.
The main parade route is on the city’s leafy Plaza de Espana, from 6 pm into the evening.
We have found hotels with good reviews that keep you close to all the action,
Video of Madrid Gay Pride
Check out the video highlights of previous Pride events!
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