Spain is without a doubt one of the most gay-friendly nations in the world. That being said, the queer culture that comes from Madrid is astounding. Despite the fact that the Spanish capital does not possess the same 'gay hot spot' label as for example Barcelona or Ibiza, there are enough gleeful happenings to partake.
In 2007, Madrid hosted the Euro Pride, which turned out to be the largest of its kind yet to be organized. With around 2.3 million people attending over 300 Euro Pride events over a ten day period, Madrid was transformed into a rainbow-wrapped marvel. According to independent media estimates, more than 200.000 visitors came from outside Madrid as well as from foreign countries to join in on the awe-inspiring event.
This year, July 1-4, the Spanish schwarovski-enfolded, feather-covered festivity, can once again be relied upon to present some of the most ferocious and glam-rocking parties for its participants. Lined with flags and garlands, the streets in Chueca will be the settings for open-air concerts, and multiple other cultural activities hosted by art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and associations. The vibrant mix of dance parties, cultural happenings and social mixers will ultimately culminate with the amazing Infinita Party, carrying shows with some of the world’s hottest go-go dancers and astonishing performers of present time.