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This avant-garde part of Madrid is known as the gay quarter because of its numerous LGBT shops and bars, a Gay Pride march and an open-minded populace.

Chueca is a stylish neighborhood in the center of Madrid, just north of the old town. It is known as the gay area of the city due to its LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) associations. The neighborhood has numerous gay-friendly shops and bars as well as an important annual Gay Pride march. Chueca represents the progressive and stylish side of Madrid in contrast with the rustic feel of the bordering old town area. Visit this beacon of tolerance and open-mindedness on your trip to Madrid.

Near the metro station, relax in the Plaza de Chueca, a square surrounded by large buildings. It is filled with wide, open space, which is representative of Chueca’s general ambiance. Read a book at a café or have a few drinks at a bar in the evening. The streets of Fuencarral and Hortaleza are teeming with life and bright lights from night until dawn.

Admire the alternative clothing choices in the shops and on the streets. The area is a fashion hub so you can find anything from exclusive designers to bohemian treasures. Enjoy a meal at one of the international restaurants along the streets and in the main plaza.

Attend the Gay Pride festival, held every year in June or July. Streets fill with extravagant clothes, flags and dancing and the walls echo with singing. The festival perfectly encompasses the diverse and liberating atmosphere of the Chueca area.

Chueca is named after the 19th-century composer Federico Chueca. He wrote for the zarzuela genre, a blend of operatic singing and prosaic lines. Visit a local souvenir shop to hear the music playing and purchase a CD to keep the memories sharp after your visit is over.

The Chueca neighborhood is in the center of Madrid, near attractions such as San Jerónimo el Real and the Museo Nacional del Prado. It is just east of the Malasaña area, which is packed with restaurants, bars and clubs. Take the Metro to the Chueca station to explore the area. A number of buses stop in the neighborhood as well.


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Room Mate Óscar
Room Mate Óscar
3 out of 5
Plaza Pedro Zerolo, 12, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid
The price is Rs6,417 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Located in Chueca, this hotel is steps away from Casino Gran Via and Gran Via Street. Puerta del Sol and Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum are also within 10 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)
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"The gentleman who checked me in was amazing. Dark haired man with glasses I believe. The ultimate. professional. The blond Brit, I believe, could use a touch up on sincerity. He was polite but it was an act. Maybe he needs a refresher course in customer service and actually meaning his words."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Room Mate Óscar
Apartamentos Fuencarral 50
Apartamentos Fuencarral 50
4 out of 5
C/ Fuencarral, 50, Madrid, Madrid
The price is Rs7,941 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Chueca, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gran Via Street, Puerta del Sol and Teatro Lara. Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum ...

4.1/5Very Good! (295 reviews)
Good place to be !

"This place it’s a very nice one. Nice kitchen. Nice bathroom , over all it’s good. Good price. Very well located , clean , I do recommend it ! Very much."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

Apartamentos Fuencarral 50
Slow Suites Augusto
Slow Suites Augusto
4 out of 5
Augusto Figueroa 47, Madrid, Madrid
The price is Rs7,540 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in Chueca, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro Infanta Isabel, Gran Via Street and Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. Paseo ...

4.3/5Excellent! (381 reviews)
Highly recommended

"Lovely place to stay with my friends. Clean and tidy. Love to come back to this place."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2020

Slow Suites Augusto
Room007 Chueca Hostel
Room007 Chueca Hostel
2 out of 5
Hortaleza 74, Madrid, Madrid
The price is Rs2,314 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Located in Chueca, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Gran Via Street, Puerta del Sol and El Retiro Park. Plaza Mayor and Prado Museum are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (233 reviews)
A nice basic stay for a short period

"Location is great. The room is very basic but enough for a short stay. Bathroom is big but for some reason the water stoped running every 15 sec and I had to press the bottom again (not sure if it's for saving or just a malfunction)"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019

Room007 Chueca Hostel
Only YOU Boutique Hotel
Only YOU Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle Barquillo, 21, Madrid, Madrid
The price is Rs7,951 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

Located in Chueca, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro Infanta Isabel, Gran Via Street, and Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. Paseo de la Castellana ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (989 reviews)

"Beautiful palace in the center of Madrid (Chueca). Everything was perfect, great location, great staff, a very nice room. Looking forward to our next stay."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

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Slow Suites Gran Vía
Slow Suites Gran Vía
4 out of 5
Calle de Víctor Hugo, 4, Madrid, Madrid
The price is Rs11,009 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Chueca, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gran Via Street, Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and Puerta del Sol. Paseo del Prado ...

4.2/5Very Good! (150 reviews)

"Tha is Beutiful cleaner is very good location customers services is very faster and very happy with this location"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

Slow Suites Gran Vía
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