WHERE: Madrid, Spain
WHEN: from 22 June to 02 July 2023
This summer, the sky of Madrid will be painted in the colors of the rainbow again with one of the most important LGTB events in the world.
Eleven days of unbridled fun with lots of events, concerts and exhibitions in the center of Madrid. The heart of the event will be Chueca, a very central Madrid neighborhood, extremely tolerant.
World Pride Madrid, now also known as MADO, opens its doors to all visitors. Not only to the LGTB community (lesbian, gay, trans and bisexual), but also to those who are simply curious.
Around here, they talk about LGTB pride. And, indeed, the World Pride Madrid festival, despite its excesses, is a hymn to life, peace, tolerance, respect. Freedom of expression. Against prejudices. Against hatred and oppression.
These are the values we should always draw on.
These are the values that we at Kanoa love
The program is, as usual, quite busy. Live music and free concerts. Party, art and culture. Sport. And, also, events in the event, such as the We Pride Festival: 7 parties unleashed from morning to evening.
The most awaited moment will, of course, be the big parade on Saturday 01 July.
Photo ©, Ted Eytan
By plane, Madrid can be easily reached from all over the world. Barajas International Airport is well connected, with direct flights, to the main European and non-European destinations. Furthermore, from the airport you can reach the center by public transport rather easily.
Alternatively, you can opt for the car or the train to get to your destination.
Over the course of the eleven days, the streets of Chueca and the center will be invaded by the atmosphere of World Pride Madrid.
In Plaza de Chueca, Plaza de Colon, Plaza de Espana, Puerta de Alcala, just to name a few, free shows, exhibitions and concerts await you. And, lots of activities.
The many outdoor bars will offer live music.
A WorldPride Park will also be set up, an information and cultural exchange space, open to anyone.
It starts on Friday 23 June with Chueca’s Pride: there will be many events scattered throughout the various clubs in Chueca. Wednesday June 28 appointment with the Pregón del Orgullo which marks the official start of the review. On Friday 30, however, MR Gay Espana, a grand gala now in its 16th edition. But the highlight will be, like every year, the great final parade on Saturday 01 July. As per tradition, the procession will pass through the most emblematic streets of Madrid: Paseo del Prado, Puerta de Alcalá, Plaza Colón. More than 2 million people expected!
To better enjoy the event, Chueca is the ideal neighborhood to find accommodation. A true catalyst for the World Pride Madrid, it is the most open and tolerant neighborhood in the city. Ideal for your nightlife.
Safestay Madrid is one of our recommended facilities, just 5 minutes walk from the Fuencarral market and the Chueca district. The rooms are modern and clean. Wi-Fi is available free of charge. On each floor of the building, there is also a computer station for free use.
Through this link, you can book your room at the best price.
Le petit Palaü, on the other hand, is an excellent solution for quality-price. Excellently located, just 600 meters from Puerta del Sol, it offers clean rooms and free wifi.