Madrid Gay Pride is a multiethnic and multicultural celebration open to everybody (children, adolescents, the elderly, neighbors and visitors from all over the world), transforming Madrid into an open door of diversity. This is the spirit in which “Orgullo, ejemplo de convivencia” (“Pride, example of coexistence”) was created, an initiative that looks to spread awareness and involvement amongst groups, businesses, organisms and organizers about the importance of Madrid Gay Pride and it´s aim to expand respect and peaceful coexistence.
In the last years the Madrid Gay Pride celebrations have congregated more than two million participants. The traditional multicolor Statewide Demonstration running through the capital serves as the perfect climax to a week full of festivities. The celebration in Madrid has become, by its own right, the most popularized celebration in Spain. Madrid Gay Pride has gone from being a small protest in the 80´s to the enormous event it is today, a moment in which we all come together to celebrate equality and diversity in a festive and fun way.
In 2007 Madrid celebrated Europride (the Official European Pride Festival). That year, the president of the EPOA (European Pride Organizers Association) stated that Madrid had provided the “best Europride in history”. Ever since, Madrid Pride has acquired more and more international prestige and relevance.
Madrid Gay Pride 2011
The organizers of Madrid Gay Pride are currently finishing the preparations for the upcoming Madrid Gay Pride 2011. Just like every year, the city will summon hundreds of thousands of people in Chueca´s neighborhood festival and the Statewide Demonstration.
Madrid Gay Pride 2011 will take place between June 24th and July 3rd. The opening speech and inaugation of the Chueca festivities will take place on Wednesday, June 29th at nine o´clock at the Chueca Square.
The Statewide Demonstration on Saturday, July 2nd will begin at the Puerta de Alcalá at 6 P.M., running along the Gran Vía and finishing at the Plaza de España.
This year various spaces and stages in Chueca and along the Gran Vía will provide diverse activities from Wednesday July 29th to Sunday July 3rd. The stages will include one at the Plaza de Chueca, one on Calle Pelayo, one at the Plaza de España, another at the Plaza de Callao and finally one at the Plaza del Rey - known as the “cultural stage” and central point of Madrid Gay Pride Cultural Festival
Apartments in Chueca District
In HomesFortravellers.com you will find numerous apartments in the heart of Chueca, which hosts all the activities of Madrid Gay Pride Week, so you will be able to enjoy all the concerts and the cultural activities held in connection with this special event in Madrid.
There is still time to book your apartment in the Chueca area of Madrid. Here you have some apartments located in the heart of Chueca:
If you have any questions about the location or the availability of our apartments in Madrid, do not hesitate to contact us through our website or find your apartment in a map with the apartments in Chueca.
We look forward to meeting you in Madrid, you will not regret!