Gay Madrid

The spirit of gay liberation

Spain's road to recovery from nearly four decades under fascist dictatorship has resulted in more than a swing to the political left. Perhaps most noticeable is the growing celebration of its huge lesbian and gay community. This is particularly true of capital city of Madrid, where Spanish queers have not only come out of the closet, they ripped off its doors in the process. In 2004, gay madrileños led the charge for a victorious campaign to lift a ban on same-sex marriage, making Spain the...

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Bars & Clubs

STRONG

Dancing, darkrooms, and dudes
Callao

Hot

Primary bear watering hole
Chueca

Bears Bar

Full of fur
Chueca

Black & White

Where the boys are
Chueca

LL Bar

Fun spot with 80s style
Chueca

La Kama Bar

Dance the night away
Chueca

La Boite

70s discoteca glamour
El Sol

Pub Gris

Hot spot for hipsters
Chueca
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Restaurants

Chocolatería San Ginés

24-hour chocolate cafe
El Sol

Sobrino de Botín

Oldest restaurant in the world
Huertas

La Barraca

Valencian paella specialty
Chueca

11 Nudos Terraza Nordés

Modern market
Madrid

Restaurante Japonés - JANATOMO

Stylish sushi spot
Chueca

Prada a Tope Madrid

Tapas bar
Huertas

Café Belén

Beloved by locals
Chueca

Mercado de la Reina

Romantic dinner spot
Chueca
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Hotels

Room Mate Oscar Hotel

Vanguard design amid shopping and nightlife
Chueca

ME Madrid Reina Victoria

Forward-thinking, eyebrow-raising design
El Sol

H10 Villa de la Reina Boutique Hotel

20th-century architecture
Chueca

Petit Palace Chueca

19th Century palace
Chueca

Hotel Fénix Gran Meliá

Neo-classical style
Salamanca

Hotel Vincci Via 66

Trendy rooms
Callao

Hostal Oxum

Stylish and affordable
Chueca

Madrid House

Bold colors, kitsch style
Malasaña
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