Chueca

Madrid
Chueca featuring a house, a city and a square or plaza

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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Hotel JC Rooms Chueca
Hotel JC Rooms Chueca
3 out of 5
Calle Infantas 5, Madrid
The price is ¥4,924 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Located in Chueca, this hotel is steps from Casino Gran Via and Gran Via Street. Puerta del Sol and Paseo del Prado are also within 10 minutes. Gran Via Station ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (369 reviews)
"Location is excellent and if you want a bed for the night with all facilities clean and tidy but no social areas it is GREAT. I have stayed several times before - never in the same room- and will stay again. This time I had a very small room but it did have a balcony. Go for the larger rooms would ..."

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Hotel JC Rooms Chueca
Only YOU Boutique Hotel
Only YOU Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle Barquillo, 21, Madrid, Madrid
The price is ¥22,861 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Chueca, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gran Via Street, Paseo del Prado, and Puerta de Alcala. El Retiro Park and Puerta del Sol are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (980 reviews)
"Fantastic location and very helpful, pleasant staff. Breakfast is great. Our room was freezing and we couldn't seem to dial down the thermostat but other than that we were very happy here. The gym is well-appointed but TINY, can only take one person at a time."

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Only YOU Boutique Hotel
Room Mate Óscar
Room Mate Óscar
3 out of 5
Plaza Pedro Zerolo, 12, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid
The price is ¥11,501 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
Located in Chueca, this hotel is steps from Casino Gran Via and Gran Via Street. Puerta del Sol and Paseo del Prado are also within 10 minutes. Gran Via Station ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (966 reviews)
"I have stayed several times at this property. Rooms are well appointed. The staff is excellent. Fairly decent breakfast buffet. The neighborhood is vibrant and eclectic. Easy access to Gran Vía and main transportation hubs. Each room is completely different, very good interior designs and colors. ..."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Room Mate Óscar
SmartRental Chueca II
SmartRental Chueca II
3.5 out of 5
Calle Perez Galdos 7, Madrid, España
The price is ¥7,035 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Chueca, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of San Anton Market and Plaza de Chueca. Plaza de Cibeles and Thyssen-Bornemisza National ...
4/5 Very Good! (345 reviews)
"Location is very good; the apartment was quite and clean. It was an issue with the HVAC unit but after I call the property management, it was fixed and then it ran just fine."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

SmartRental Chueca II
Hostal Hispano Gran Vía
Hostal Hispano Gran Vía
2 out of 5
C/ Hortaleza, Nº38 - 2º, Madrid, Madrid
The price is ¥5,803 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Chueca, this hostal is within a 5-minute walk of Casino Gran Via and Gran Via Street. Puerta del Sol and Paseo del Prado are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (337 reviews)
"Central, easy and very good price. I need a place to stay for a short period and Hispano was a very good choice. The only issues with the property are the walls that are very thin and you can hear the guests in the other rooms and the TV volume that is limited in the sound output (if you have hearing ..."

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Hostal Hispano Gran Vía
Hostal New go Inn
Hostal New go Inn
2.5 out of 5
Calle Libertad 4, Madrid, madrid
The price is ¥6,471 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Chueca, this pension is within a 10-minute walk of Gran Via Street, Puerta del Sol, and Paseo del Prado. El Retiro Park and Prado Museum are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (76 reviews)
Worth the price
"It was clean comfortable and everyone was very helpful. A good place to stay for the price. Convenient location close to everything. Don’t expect 5star accommodations but once again for the price is very good"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

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