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Chueca District in Madrid


Chueca District in Madrid


Chueca is one of the most bohemian neighborhoods of Madrid.

This neighborhood is located next to Malasaña, towards the northern side of the Gran Via within the central area of the city, and is known as a very cheerful spot which offers a wide variety of entertaining activities. This way, this spot is one of the first choices among young local people and visitors who want to have fun and party at night. Chueca is also very interesting for those tourists who wish to go shopping or meet the latest creations of some of the most famous designers of the world.

Chueca is not the place to see historic Madrid. There are few grand buildings of note besides the Sociedad General de Autores on c/ Fernando VI, #4. Designed by José Grases Riera, one of Antoni Gaudí's disciples, this 1902 building is one of the few "modernista" structures in Madrid. This is not to say that Chueca isn't full of charming buildings. In fact, it holds some of the most beautiful blocks in Madrid. Brightly-colored facades and intricate iron balconies characterize these streets packed with more and more trendy boutiques, bars, discos and restaurants every day.

Plaza de Chueca is the center of barrio activity. Cafes around the square set up tables when the weather is nice. It's the see and be seen of Gay Madrid. On the other hand, plaza establishment Bodega Angel Sierra shows little signs of cosmopolitanism, with its wooden interior and vermouth taps. It's a classic Madrid meeting point for a pre-dinner drink, a perfect contrast to the electro-pumping sleek locales around every corner, so you can taste a little of each.

Chueca is, in short, Madrid's gay neighborhood, and it exudes more New York style than any part of the city. Full of chic boutiques, the most modern and fashionable restaurants, bars, clubs and tapas restaurants, Chueca is a favorite of gays and heteros alike. The "Barrio Rosa" (Pink Neighborhood) shines during Gay Pride every June with an extravagant parade and debaucherous street partying.

 

 

Nearby metro stations: Chueca, Tribunal, Gran Via, Alonso Martinez, Banco de España, Callao, Noviciado

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