Gay Madrid 2012
Madrid is always competing for the title of the gay capital of Spain. The other competitor is obvious – Barcelona.
Gay scene of Madrid is very different from that in Barcelona. It is very compact, with the majority of gay bars and clubs within 10 min walk, in Chueca area.
Besides from that, Gay Madrid is much more European in the terms of the opening hours. Elsewhere in Spain you would expect gay bars to be opened from 11 p.m. but in Madrid you will find many gay bars open as early as 6 p.m. There are also many gay cafe and terraces open daytime.
For the rest, Gay Madrid is as cruisy as the rest of Spain. There are several sex bars and most bars have dark rooms, where just about anything goes. Madrid Gay clubs are famous for being very open-minded and sex related. Dance clubs are one of the best in Europe.
Another good thing about Gay Madrid is that gay and gay friendly hotels located around Chueca gay area are rather normal prices, unlike in many other capital cities. Even summer months are all right, you find a good clean hotel room close to Chueca gay area of Madrid for some 60 – 70 euros. The only exception might be the week of Madrid Gay Pride. The rooms tend to be rented out very quickly, so book in advance.
Gay Madrid is one of the hot spots of Europe, being ranked in the top 5 most popular European gay cities.