Did you know that Madrid is one of the most accepting and open cities in the entire world? In reality, Madrid supports gay pride all year round. But, once a year the city gathers to celebrate the LGBT community in what must be the biggest and craziest events of the year. In 2007 Madrid hosted the official Europride and in 2017 it will be hosting its first WorldPride festival! Madrid has certainly earned its merits, especially when it was awarded with “the best Europride in history”.
On the 2nd of July Madrid expects over 2 million people from all over the world to part take in the 2016 Pride parade. The festival itself start already days ahead of the famous parade. Events will be spread throughout the city in Chueca, Callao, Plaza Colon and more! This year the festival will be the biggest yet with more than just amazing parties on the schedule. You can check out the many different culture exhibitions that will be held. Like art shows, live theatre, special literature exhibitions and even some cabaret! For full details on the festival schedule check out the official Madrid Orgullo website.
If you want to be in Madrid for what might surely be the largest WorldPride festival in history you better start planning it now! Hotels and transportation will book up fast! For some discounts, simply check here.