Madrid hosts the World Pride 2017 from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 2nd July 2017.
During this 10 days festival, 3 millions of people will celebrate freedoms and rights of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, transsexual and bisexual) culture.
The countdown has started since The KING & The QUEEN offical support in March 2017.
Performances, Concerts, Conferences & activities for all ages are confirmed in Madrid city best areas. International artists “from around the world” are still to be confirmed, but yet it’s not a surprise to welcome Ricky Martin May 23rd in Madrid…
Here’s the OFFICIAL WORLD PRIDE MADRID 2017 PROGRAM with the last update of April 2017 reviewed by goMadridPride.com:
Friday, june 23rd 2017:
World Pride Inauguration
Institutional opening in the World Pride 2017 at the “Matadero” of Madrid. The Matadero is a new 2017 “venue” to the Madrid Gay Pride.
The Matadero is of a former slaughterhouse and market complex from the early 20th century, converted into a cultural venue since 2005. The place is huge, composed of old buildings and large open air areas. It has a stunning architecture and is definitely worth a visit.
Located 2 km South of Atocha train Station, 4 km from Chueca, next to “Madrid Rio”. The neighborhood is quite far from city center & known gay areas. Matadero is know by Madrid’s people for being a “terraza de verano”, a summer terrace to enjoy street art, music & drinks all the summer.
How to get to the Matadero? It’s pretty easy:
– By cab, just ask “Matadero” to the Taxi Driver. The entrance is “Paseo de la Chopera, 14”
– By metro: Legazpi (Line 3 or 6)
… Don’t forget to check out goMadridPride City Guide for more PRACTICAL INFORMATION about Madrid.
Saturday, june 24th 2017:
World Pride Park Opening
The World Pride Park is a LGBT community space open to everyone. The location is designed to host vendors, LGBT and human rights worldwide associations.
The theme is “A celebration of diversity for the whole family”: a whole program of activities will be announced for children, families, neighbors and visitors.
This temporary exhibition center is located in Madrid Rio again, at “Puente del Rey”.
Located 20 minutes walk from Chueca, 10 minutes walk from Plaza de España, it faces “Principe Pio train & metro station” (Line 6 & 10). Inside the train station will find an extraordinary Shopping Center mostly frequented by locals, and the biggest Cinemas of Madrid. Be sure not to miss that too;)
Monday, june 26th 2017:
Madrid Summit Opening
The World Pride Madrid 2017 Organizing Committee with the Harvey Milk Foundation and Autónoma University of Madrid present the “Madrid Summit 17”, an International Human Rights Conference to be held on the campus of Cantoblanco on 26, 27 and 28 June 2017.
Located 12 km north of the city, take the train “Cercania 4” from Atocha o Chamartin
The contents of the Madrid Summit 17 are structured to contemplate every field related to day to day life for LGBTI people: Education (Bullying and Primary education), Health (Reproductive Rights, Sexuality education and Transgender), Culture (Refugees, Migrants, Religion, Art and Understanding), Workplace (Discrimination and Unions) and Politics (Laws and Rights) are areas which based on the respect for Human Rights will contribute to make social acceptance and equality a reality. All those topics are transversal to gender activism, gender equality, transsexuality and families diversity.
Wednesday, june 28th 2017:
Pride Proclamation (Pregón)
Happening on the “Plaza de Pedro Zerolo” (formerly known as Plaza Vazquez de Mella where Hotel Roomate Oscar is) is the kick-off party to the Pride parties called “Pregón”. From then and up to Sunday july 2nd 2017, downtown Madrid streets will count with open air stages filled with Music, Parties, Shows, Bars… The best way to enjoy Madrid incredibly warm summer temperatures… every night
Detailed program to be announced here on goMadridPride.com
June 28th to july 1st:
Plaza de España, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Pedro Zerolo, Plaza del Rey y Puente del Rey (Madrid Rio Principe Pio). Some surprises will also take place in Plaza Chueca y Calle Pelayo.
June 30th to july 2nd:
Puerta de Alcalá
Plaza de Colón
Important info !!! Some Streets of Chueca are under complete renovation and works WILL NOT be completed in time for the celebration of the World Pride, as it has begun in April 2017 and are supposed to last a year approximately.
Hopefully works will be interrupted during the festivities. Impacted streets are: Santa Brígida, Farmacia, Hernán Cortés, Augusto Figueroa, San Marcos, Infantas, de la Reina, Costanilla de los Capuchinos, San Bartolomé, Barbieri y Libertad. So expect a construction site ambiance in vibrant Chueca 🙂
Saturday, july 1st 2017:
World Pride Madrid Street Parade
The Parade is obviously the central act of World Pride Madrid 2017, taking place in the main street know as “Paseo del Prado”, starting by 18:00 at “Atocha train Station” and ending around midnight at “Plaza de Colón” passing the Madrid City Hall. Why does it start so late? Just because you won’t wake up that early in Madrid and temperature will be much more comfortable at sunset! It’s generally possible to buy cheap drinks all around, the true problem is to go to the toilets, we hope this problem will be solved this year thanks to temporary public toilets…
The Parade is a must, do not miss it: get ready to see amazing costumes, 30 floats with music and shows… Go to Madrid Center like Chueca afterwards, the party does really end at sunrise….
Sunday, july 2nd 2017:
The last act of the World Pride Madrid 2017 will take place on the stage of Puerta de Alcalá, Where “New York” will be the baseline of the Show, to announce World Pride New York City 2019…
If you are more into clubbing, check our World Pride Madrid 2017 Clubbing Guide.
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