Gay Pride Festival in Madrid

By | 19 June, 2011 | 0 comments

Madrid joins the international gay pride celebrations as every year at the end of June. This year the parade will take place on Saturday 2nd of July. The parade will start in Puerta de Alcala, a famous monument not far from Hotel Ateneo, and will continue through the city centre to its final destination in Plaza de España. The parade will be followed by the Madrid Gay Pride Festival that will take place in Plaza de España from 6pm till late.

The celebrations are organized by COGAM, the lesbian, gay, transgender & bisexual collective of Madrid.

Additionally there are plenty of restaurants and pubs that cater for gay community. Especially in the area of Chueca, just behind the Gran Vía. The square is considered the epicentre of all things gay in Madrid. The atmosphere is fun and friendly and you will find plenty of bars and pubs around the square.

Although an eminently gay night-life area, everybody is welcomed and actually this area is popular with everybody. Especially during the gay week, that starts on 24th of June and culminates with the parade on 2nd of July, the area will be buzzing with activity, parties and people from all walks of life that want a good laugh and spend a good time in a friendly atmosphere.

There are also some fantastic and interesting restaurants around the area, like Café Oliver, that specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, in Calle Almirante, 12, and a more romantic El Armario (the Closet) in San Bartolomé, 7, that specializes in Spanish cuisine.

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