Madrid is located to the south of the mountains of "Guadarrams" at 2.100 metres above sea level, and along the sides of the "Manzanares" river. The population of the City is in the region of five million. The climate is relatively cooled by cool mountain breezes during its hot summers . Its palaces, many museums and art galleries provide a feast for modern culture lovers. The city also prides itself on its vibrant range of nightlife. The City of Madrid has undergone many alterations in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Each decade or historic passing of time has left its mark which is reflected in a mixture of architectural styles. It can be said that for some 100 years prior to the Spanish Civil War the citizens of Madrid tended to live in their reserved accustomed style not effected too much by outside influences. However, since this period and especially during the last fifty years the face of Madrid has changed and it now is very much part of the 21st century. The architecture has changed in its outward appearance and new customs and style have brought much more of an international feel to this proud City.
El Armario (meaning "The Closet"). Perhaps one of the nicest restaurants in the Chueca area.Romantic, candlelit venue is an ideal gay-date spot, and it serves many unusual modern Spanish delicacies.
The Marsot (Restaurant) A cheap place to eat with nice food.Mainly gay and lesbian clients. Tel : +34(0)91 532 71 62 5 (Underground : Chueca)
Momo ( Restaurant ) This restaurant is well known in the Chueca area for its warm atmosphere and good service. Tel : +34(0)91 532 71 62 (Underground : Chueca )
Cafe Color Day time cafe with a very friendly atmosphere in the Chueca area. Tel : +34(0)91 522 48 20 (Underground : Chueca)
Bear's Bar This is where all the bears in Madrid meet up .Small place and very plaisant.(Metro : chueca)
The Black and White (Night club) Open since 1983.Classic address for all gay and lesbians.
Psapoga Gay institution, set on two levels.You are guarenteed to spend a good evening if you like dancing ! Tel : +34(0) 91 547 57 11 (Underground : Gran Via )
Musée National Centre d'Art Reina Sofia This museum is situated in an XVIII th century building and holds the greatest collection of contempary spanish paintings. http://www.artmag.com/museums/a_spain/aspmaso/aspmasox.html
Museo del Prado The great works of Bosch, Brueghel, El Greco, Goya, Murillo, Ribera, Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck, Velázquez and Zurbarán, should be enough for any art lover, but these are just the top of the iceberg of famous names that can be seen in the "Museo del Prado". Address : Paseo del Prado - Bourbon Area - (2) Telephone : +34(0) 913 302 800 www.museoprado.mcu.es