Europe’s Largest Gay Parade

Join the Excitement: Celebrate Diversity at Europe’s Largest Gay Parade – Madrid Gay Pride

Join in on the fun and excitement of Europe’s largest gay parade by attending Orgullo Madrid, or Madrid Gay Pride!

This annual event attracts millions of jubilant party-goers to the bustling Spanish capital to celebrate love, life, and diversity. Madrid leads the LGBTQ culture in Spain, having legalized same-sex marriage back in 2005, making it no surprise that foreigners make up a significant percentage of the attendees.

Madrid is a tourist hotspot, with over 10 million visitors each year, making it the most visited city in Spain. Spain itself is the second-largest tourism destination globally, with a whopping 55 million visitors annually. You can expect nothing but the best in highly-rated accommodations throughout the city, as there are numerous world-class hotels to choose from, offering exceptional services and comforts to make your stay in Madrid a memorable one.

This event aims to bring individuals from different backgrounds together, united in a harmonious celebration of pride, and reflected by the inspiring message, ‘Pride, example of coexistence.’

Don’t miss out on the unforgettable experience of witnessing Madrid Pride’s magnificent parade, which starts from Atocha and ends at Plaza de Colón every Saturday!

This year’s events are taking place from Friday, June 23rd to Sunday, July 2nd 2023. 

Madrid Neptuno pride

Friday, 23 June

CHUECA’S PRIDE

Local Pride celebrations kick off with several events taking place around the neighborhood of Chueca, one of Madrid’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant areas.

Would you like to explore the neighborhood with a local guide? The tour below will be accompanied by fine alcoholic drinks and will reveal to you all the city’s underground stories while visiting places that have become local legends as they have given the courage to millions to be who they are.

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Sunday, 25 June

FEATHERS AND PAWS

Bring your pet and show that you’re against animal abuse as well (Plaza de Pedro Zerolo. From 7pm)

Wednesday, 28 June

PRIDE PROCLAMATION

The official proclamation marking the start of the Pride celebrations

Wednesday, 28 June to Sunday, 2 July

MUSIC PERFORMANCES

The stages are set up in the Plaza de Pedro Zerolo, Plaza del Rey, Plaza de Callao, and Plaza de España.

Thursday, 29 June

HIGH HEEL RACE

 

Madrid’s LGBTI Pride celebrations wouldn’t be the same without the traditional High Heel Race, a festive-sporting event that is celebrating its twenty-third edition this year in Calle Pelayo, where runners have to finish the race in up to 6 inch heels.

Friday, 30 June

16th EDITION MR. GAY PRIDE ESPAÑA

An event that is committed to making the Best Pride in Europe even greater.

Saturday, 1 July

PRIDE MARCH

The Pride March is the main event.

Sunday 2, July

MADO’23 CLOSING CEREMONY

The final event of Madrid Pride.

 

If you need more information, take a look at 2023 Madrid Pride guide.

 

Photo credit: Juan Tejada

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