Chueca is a small but very lively neighborhood in Madrid, located between Paseo de Recoletos to the East and Calle de Fuencarral to the West. The most central part of the area and a very good meeting point is Plaza de Chueca, which is the epicenter of all activities in the ‘barrio’. The area has many lovely squares filled with everything from coquette New York-style cafes to traditional and cosy tapas bars where you can relax and enjoy the sunny Spanish afternoons. The neighborhood is also one of the best areas in Madrid for shopping. Whether you are looking for mainstream hip brands or alternative, designer boutiques – Chueca has it all! If you take a turn to the streets Fuencarral and Admirante you will find yourself surrounded by the bohemian atmosphere of daring vintage and avant-garde shops filled with beautiful authentic clothing, shoes and jewelry. Chueca is the kind of neighborhood that is just perfect for stumbling upon attractive establishments in terms of architecture as well. In fact, it holds some of the most beautiful blocks in Madrid. Gazing at those brightly-coloured facades and intricate iron balconies, iconic for the area, will leave you stunned. Once tired of all the shopping and sightseeing, you can experiment with the local cuisine in one of the many restaurants Chueca has or you can also browse among the variety of cuisines, styles and budgets available. After which you can choose one of the many bars and clubs for a fun way to end the night. Despite those things, what Chueca is most famous for is its atmosphere of tolerance to diversity and freedom. Which is why every June and July it houses the Gay Pride Festival that fills the streets with music, colour and people having a good time celebrating each other’s freedom of choice. If you are looking forward to your fun vacation filled with loads of colour, sun and happy people with at beautiful places – this is the definitely the place for you!