Holiday apartments in Madrid
Madrid is throwing its LGBT Pride party in the week leading up to 28 June, International LGBT Pride Day. It’s the perfect occasion to celebrate love and diversity in the Spanish capital. Madrid during Gay Pride is packed with cultural activities and sporting events in its famous Chueca neighbourhood and the city centre.
The most popular events include the opening speech that gets the party under way in Plaza de Chueca, the live Mister Gay Pride Spain gala in Plaza de Callao, the lively High Heel Race down a street in Chueca and the unmissable LGBT Pride March in Madrid, featuring lots of floats and trucks in an event that’s both a protest and a party. The Spanish National LGBT March is the biggest in Europe, with over one and a half million people taking part every year, and one of the most famous in the world. If you have the chance to come to Madrid and treat yourself to a minibreak during Pride week, you’ll be in for a good time!
There are lots of concerts and open-air performances during this week. In the past the likes of Dana International, Kylie Minogue and Conchita Wurst have performed. There are also lots of gay and lesbian parties organised at nightclubs across the city. Since 2016, Pride week has been a Spanish Festivity of General Interest.
Madrid welcomes tourists from all over the world to celebrate Pride week. So don’t wait… Book your accommodation now. Find out more about the different neighbourhoods in the city and decide where you want to stay. If you look at a map, you’ll see that Chueca is the best district for renting a holiday apartment (by days or weeks).
Ideal apartments in Madrid for MADO, Madrid Pride
In recent years, Madrid has become the best LGBTIQ+ destination in the world. It’s an open city that welcomes diversity, freedom and tolerance, with lots of spaces for dialogue, protest and debate. Most of the events in Madrid Gay Pride week take place in Chueca, the hub of gay life in the city. It’s home to lots of bars, restaurants and shops and has a buzzing nightlife.
Chueca is very close to the city centre and near to the main tourist attractions such as Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, famous for the best musicals in Spain, Plaza Mayor, Museo del Prado and the famous San Ginés chocolate parlour.
If you’re looking for somewhere to sleep during LGBT Pride, at Friendly Rentals we have apartments in the centre of Madrid and in Chueca so you won’t miss any of the parties. All Friendly Rentals apartments are fully equipped with everything you need to make sure your stay in Madrid goes smoothly and that you feel right at home. Our prices are some of the most competitive on the market. Thanks to our wide range of holiday apartments in Madrid, you can rent by days or weeks in accordance with your needs.
If you want to know how to get to Chueca and the main MADO events, it couldn’t be easier. You can walk from your apartment in Chueca or the city centre or use public transport if you decide to stay elsewhere. We recommend taking the Metro: it’s fast, cheap and has lots of useful stations for Gay Pride events.
• Metro: Chueca L5, Gran Vía L1, Tribunal L1 and L10, Alonso Martínez L4, L5 and L10, Banco de España L2.
What to do in Madrid and Chueca during LGBT Pride
Madrid is always bustling with life, with lots of cultural activities and plenty on offer. But things go up a notch during MADO. The streets of Chueca and part of the city centre are full of music and people in fancy dress eager to join in the fun. And then there is the Protest March and similar events calling for LGBTIQ+ equality.
There are lots of activities and events to choose from during MADO. In addition to the Protest March or High Heel Race in Chueca, there’s lots going on the city. Many organisations championing LGBTIQ+ rights put on exhibitions and activities. Our favourites? Pride Culture, the MADO cultural festival with film, theatre, art and literature for all ages; La Culta, the FELGTB Social Art Festival in support of projects raising LGBTIQ+ visibility; and the Chica en Chica Cultural Festival, organised by AEGAL (Asociación de Empresarios de Gays y Lesbianas), where feminine talent is the star of the show.
Come and spend your holiday or getaway in Madrid and celebrate love and diversity in one of the best LGBTIQ+ destinations in the world. It’s the perfect time to visit Madrid and discover the city at its liveliest. Book your holiday apartment in Madrid now. You’ll have a great time!