Madrid Gay Travel
Which neighborhood has the most local gay guys? Which are the best gay bars in Madrid? Find out in this wolfyy Madrid gay travel guide.
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Where are the local gay men in Madrid?
I recommend to avoid staying along Gran Via. This is where most tourists stay, as there are many chain hotels. This is not where you can experience the real Madrileño life. Plus, you will up missing the beautiful streets on your journey home.
Madrid Experiences for the Gay Traveler
El Retiro Park is enormous and you could easily spend half a day strolling around. There are unlimited quiet trails and manicured garden areas.
At the main entrance to the park there are some stellar views of the east side of the city. Explore the park near the entrance and you just might find the spot where all the shirtless guys are working out.
For shopping, there are several department stores along Gran Via near the Callao metro stop. El Corte Inglés is the main department store, but note that it is broken up into 5 buildings, each with different categories of items.
Madrid Museums: Modern & Historical
There are two museums in Madrid that I absolutely loved. Museo ABC is a graphic design showcase with many interesting pieces, all very different from one another.
If you’re hungry after shopping, walk from Gran Via toward Embajadores and you’ll find kebab and Indian food everywhere. With lots of outdoor seating, the ethnic food in this area can be a delicious and cheap bet
Chueca is the Madrid gay neighborhood. Many gay guys live in this area, but they also live in many other parts of Madrid, so you can find gay locals beyond Chueca.
Madrid Gay Bars & Gay Clubs
Gay nightlife in Madrid is plentiful. There are so many options. Not only in terms of bars versus clubs, but there are clubs that play specific styles of music and serve different crowds. Madrid gay travel is not complete without hitting up at least one party or bar!
Tanga! Madrid’s Best Gay Party
Kluster Gay Club: Best Madrid Circuit Party
For more information on the Kluster Gay Club in Madrid, head over to the Kluster Facebook Page. See party videos, too!
Right next to the Kluster gay party is Marta Cariño, a cute and spacious bar. It is not specifically a gay venue; however, it is where all the gay guys hang out before the Kluster party, or before heading to another part of town for a night out.
Marta Cariño gay party nights always have an awesome DJ. Check out the Marta Cariño Instagram Page to see planned events.
Calmer Gay-Friendly Bars in Madrid
Another rooftop terrace with more of a garden feel is Azotea Forus Barceló, right across the street from Teatro Barceló. This is a great spot for large groups as there is space to spread out and moveable seating.
Madrid Gay Travel Tips
Using The Madrid Metro
Dinner Time in Spain
Keep this in mind while making reservations at restaurants, as they may not even be open yet by your regular dinner time. Most restaurants in Spain will close down in the middle of the day, reopening in the evening.
Madrid is my favorite city in the world! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.