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Essential: the gay pride parade in July and Javier Bardem`restaurant
Famous for: being the gay district of the city
In three words: liberal, trendy, fun
It has been for long time a squalid corner of town, but today Chueca has lived its rebirth, becoming the gay center of Madrid and the epicenter of a vibrant nightlife mainly spent outdoors. Many shops and trendy bars have opened here.
HISTORY: Despite its central position, until the eighties it was a district rather than degraded. At that time, however, the gay community began to move into apartments Chueca causing over twenty years the district has converted not only in the gay center of the capital, but also in a trendy area full of bars, local and trendy shops.
ATMOSPHERE: the air is very liberal, colorful, lively, in contrast to the severe architecture of the nineteenth-century buildings and pedestrian streets. The heart of the district is the square from which it takes its name, Plaza de Chueca.
PLACES: Plaza de Chueca is the center of the neighborhood. It is surrounded by pedestrian streets, always crowded of outdoor terraces, bars and trendy shops. It is the ideal place to have fun: cheap and with every kind of choice, here you'll find a great movement and people who want to party.
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