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LGBTI Tour: Pride Madrid

Celebrate Pride in Madrid on our special LGBTI Tour running on July 4, 5 & 6

ABOUT THE LGBTI Tour: Pride Madrid

As our city celebrates the LGBTI community during Pride Madrid, we will bring you on a special journey through the vibrant gay history of one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world!

This 2.5-hour tour will take you through all the ups and downs of Madrid’s history. You will start from the very beginning with Greece, Rome and the dark ages. Things get a little gloomy with the hardships and torture during the inquisition and the Habsburg and Bourbon dynasty. But it does get better!

Learn about some of the great pioneers of the gay rights movement in Spain and discover the changes that came about in the 20s and 30s. We will visit the famous Chueca neighbourhood where the counterculture movement La Movida Madrileña started, and how it sculpted the new Spanish identity.

Come join us as we discover how this Catholic country approved gay marriage and what it took to make Madrid the loving, open city it is today.

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Your LGBTI Tour: Pride Madrid starts in front of the Tourist Information Centre in Plaza Mayor

  • Travel back in time to the Spanish Inquisition when sodomy was a crime
  • Learn about king consort Francisco de Asis and homosexuality in the 19th century
  • Walk through Plaza de Santa Ana and discover LGBT Culture in the 20s and 30s
  • Hear about the struggles during Franco’s dictatorship
  • Discover the La Movida Madrileña counterculture movement born in the Chueca neighbourhood
  • See how the LGBTI movement is today



This tour doesn‘t run today

Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
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