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Gay Madrid & the Chueca District

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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Chueca is a great neighborhood to stroll around. There are nice bars and restaurants, a great range of interesting shops. There is also a lively market where you can have a good meal or drink.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank silvinhamonnerat
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Independently if it’s gay area or not, I would say this street contains some of the best restaurants and pubs and night life in Madrid. It doesn’t get as crazy as they paint it “with travestis everywhere” and that. Just a normal night life street...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Yaiza R
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

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. We...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Aquaeyes_94583
Reviewed 27 December 2017

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 2 December 2017

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I like it. There are a lot of stores, some of them very original. A lot of fun to walk around browsing things.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AAppa
Reviewed 24 November 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 896jurgenl
Reviewed 14 November 2017

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nomadman411978
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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
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Response from Edwin E | Reviewed this property |
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