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Gay Madrid & the Chueca District

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Chueca District in an amazing apartment, district is lively with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from and plenty of small streets to explore, comes to life in the evening.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was second visit to the area. The district has lots of quaint shops offering an array of items. There are lots of bars, and cafe’s to enjoy. Must visit whether you are gay or straight.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AshishGuptasfo
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
1  Thank silvinhamonnerat
Reviewed 3 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
4  Thank yarodr
Reviewed 13 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 29 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
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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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